Now Open: W Shanghai – The Bund

Marriott International celebrated the opening of the new W Shanghai – The Bund, bringing the energy of W Hotels to China’s economic powerhouse.   Situated on the North Bund at the confluence of the Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek, the hotel enjoys an enviable location with easy access to Shanghai’s major transport hubs as well … Continue reading

Swire Hotels Opens East Miami

Following nearly three years of planning and development, Swire Hotels has opened EAST Miami, the property for the luxury lifestyle brand outside of Asia. Part of the USD 1.05 billion Brickell City Centre project from affiliate company Swire Properties, the hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Miami close to Miami International Airport and … Continue reading

Asian LCCs Establish New Airline Alliance

8 Asian low cost carriers (LCCs) have come together to form a new grouping promising greater value, connectivity and choice for the region’s air travellers.   The Value Alliance is touted as the world’s largest LCC alliance, founded by Cebu Pacific Air, Jeju Air, Nok Air, NokScoot, Scoot, Tigerair Singapore, Tigerair Australia and Vanilla Air. … Continue reading

WEI Retreat Debuts With Chinese Property, Plans Global Expansion

New Chinese luxury resort operator WEI Retreat has launched formally with the opening of its debut property, the WEI Retreat Tianmu Lake, promising a new brand of classical boutique luxury resorts centered around a concept based on personal warmth, the tranquility of Zen Buddhism and Chinese cultural heritage.    Located in Liyang and 2.5 hours … Continue reading

Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship, Announces First World Cruise

A year after its debut with the Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises continues its aggressive expansion with the introduction of a second ship and the unveiling of details for the company’s first world cruise.   Viking Sea Named in London with Norwegian Flair The River Thames in Greenwich was the scene of maritime and Norwegian tradition … Continue reading