Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Norwegian Joy Christening In Shanghai

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has christened its new custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, Norwegian Joy.   In a lavish ceremony held onboard while she was docked in Shanghai, invited guests and members of the media were treated to a phoenix-themed performance by renowned dancer and choreographer Wang Yabin that pays homage to the ship’s … Continue reading

Commuter Helicopter Flights Debut In China

Mainland China’s first commuter helicopter service took off last week, promising faster connectivity for the major business cities of the Pearl River Delta.   Private general aviation operator Astro Air, in partnership with China Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Branch, has launched flights between Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. The service is modeled after helicopter shuttle services in … Continue reading

Genting Targets Asian Premium Market With New Dream Cruises Brand

Genting Hong Kong has signaled its intention to compete in Asia’s premium cruise market with the launch of Dream Cruises. Unveiled today onboard the SuperStar Virgo to a select group of 1,000 guests from the media and travel industry, the new brand comes just months after the company’s acquisition of luxury line Crystal Cruises and will deploy … Continue reading

Now Open: The St. Regis Chengdu

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened The St. Regis Chengdu. Continuing the legacy of the luxury brand that began exactly 110 years ago in New York City, the property becomes the 33rd St. Regis hotel in the world and joins sister properties in Beijing, Lhasa, Sanya, Shenzhen and Tianjin in its expansion across China.   … Continue reading

Double Chinese Openings For Hyatt

Hyatt Hotels Corporation celebrated double openings in China this week with the debut of the new Hyatt Place Shenzhen Dongmen and Hyatt Regency Tianjin East.   Hyatt Place Shenzhen Dongmen Asia Pacific’s first Hyatt Place property is situated in the popular Dongmen shopping district in Shenzhen, enjoying good road and metro transportation links to the … Continue reading