Now Open: Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian

French hospitality group Accor has brought its Sofitel Legend brand to China, with the opening of a property in Xian steeped in history.   The Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xi’an occupies a grandiose heritage building that was originally a state-run hotel for visiting Chinese leaders and foreign dignitaries, with former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, … Continue reading

AirAsia X To Start Shanghai Services

Long-haul, low cost carrier AirAsia X is set to grow in China next year with services to the coastal metropolis of Shanghai, using its 2-class Airbus A330-300 configured with 12 Premium Flatbed and 365 Economy Class seats on the route. The Kuala Lumpur-based airline has announced it will begin operations to the commercial city from … Continue reading

Kempinski Opens New Shanghai Hotel

German hotel chain Kempinski has opened its newest property in China, an all-suite property in the heart of Shanghai’s Jing’an District. Designed by world-renowned Hirsch Bedner and Associates, The One Executive Suites attains a unique avant-garde style with a mix of contemporary, traditional Chinese and European art deco elements that pay tribute to the storied … Continue reading

Starwood Opens The Westin Xian

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the debut of its wellness-focused Westin brand in Xian, one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. Located in the heart of the Qujiang Tourism Holiday Development District (once the site of the Tang dynasty’s Royal Summer Garden), the 329-room Westin Xian is steps away from the city’s cultural attractions, … Continue reading

Kempinski Opens Sanya Resort

China’s fast-growing southern leisure destination Sanya gains a new luxury resort today with the opening of the new Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya. Situated 25 minutes from the city’s international airport, the 628-key resort is a stunning Chinese hideaway with European flair. 5 sections (hotel complex, private villas, conference center and leisure facilities) are inter-linked by a … Continue reading