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

Starwood Opens New St. Regis In Shenzhen

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has welcomed the latest addition to its luxury St. Regis brand in China. Designed by famed architect Sir Terry Farrell, the new St. Regis Shenzhen opened earlier this week and occupies the top 28 floors of the city’s landmark Kingkey 100 building.   297 guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic … Continue reading

Starwood Rebrands Luxury Property In Florence

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has brought its luxury St. Regis brand to Florence, with the opening of the St. Regis Florence, occupying one of the city’s most significant buildings. Originally designed in 1432 by Filippo Brunelleschi (who also worked on the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore), the property is rebranded from the Grand Hotel Florence under its … Continue reading