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HNA Tourism Publicizes First and Largest Luxury Cruise Ship out of Mainland China

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

As if China hasn’t been producing enough goods lately, they are now making their mark on the cruise line industry. HNA Tourism recently founded the first Chinese cruise company to own their own vessel. The ship “Henna,” the mainland’s largest cruise ship ever, is set to make its appearance onto the wild blue yonder January 26, 2013. The ship contains 739 rooms and can hold up to 1,965 passengers. As interest in Asia increases among the world’s traveling elite, HNA Tourism Cruise and Yacht Management President Zhang Hao anticipates that the cruise industry in China will grow rapidly, and he and his company obviously hope to remain at the top of the pyramid. Other foreign cruise companies have offered tours through the mainland for quite some time, but HNA is the first locally owned and ope... Read More

Where to Stay, Eat & Sightsee in Beijing | Guide to China's Capital

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Shanghai might have the fashion flair and Hong Kong has the finance factor, but don’t discount Beijing. The Chinese capital has to be one of Asia’s most fascinating destinations thanks to a history that dates back to ancient times, proximity to picturesque sections of the Great Wall, cutting-edge arts and architecture, and a steadily improving food and nightlife scene.... Read More

New Swissôtel to Open in China 2014

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

International hotel group Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is continuing to expand in China, with the Swissôtel Changsha due to open in 2014. The luxury hotel will feature 400 spacious guestrooms, five restaurants and bars, over 21,500 square feet of meeting and banqueting space and recreational facilities including a Pürovel Spa. Mr. Lv Dong Sheng, the Chairman of Enough Group says: “Swissôtel Changsha is our first international Five-Star hotel project in Hunan. Our goal is not only to build a global flagship property, but also to incorporate the hotel with culture industry and green industry, and to establish a new standard for hotel industry in Hunan Province and in China.”... Read More

New $2.5 Billion Macau Casino Coming to Cotai Strip

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

What happens in Macau stays in Macau. I’m assuming they’ll start taking on that catch phrase since the Chinese city is quickly become the new Las Vegas—and with investments rolling in from billionaires like Sheldon Adelson, it’s bound to get bigger and better as the years go on.... Read More

Number of Luxury Hotel Rooms in "Oriental Hawaii" to Triple by 2013

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

If you're planning to travel to Sanya, known as China's Hawaii, in the next few years, your hotel room options are going to increase significantly. In 2009 there was a plan set to develop the area in which Sanya is located into a much larger vacation destination. By early 2013, the southern Hainan province will see 21,000 luxury hotel rooms compared to the 7,000 available last year.... Read More

Asia to Have Nearly 3 Million Millionaires by 2015

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Though many in the States are suffering from the current economic crisis, not everyone around the world is feeling the same impact. A recent report stated that Asia continues to produce more and more millionaires, and will eventually result in the wealth of those high net worth persons with assets totaling $1 million or more to triple in by 2015.... Read More

Live Like a Chinese Emperor

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

China may not have emperors anymore but you can certainly still live like one thanks to the country's luxury real estate development, The ThaiHot Mansion and Courtyards. ThaiHot Mansion, overseen by The Beijing Taihe Real Estate Development Co., is considered to be the most expensive you can find in China, with the cheapest apartment available priced at $4.7 million.... Read More

Hard Rock Hotels to Open in China in Shenzhen and Haikou

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Hard Rock International announced that two new Hard Rock Hotels in China are set to open in Shenzhen and Haikou, in 2015. The new hotels are a collaborative effort between Mission Hills Group, a leading golf brand and force behind China's sports and leisure industry, and the Hard Rock. Both new hotels will feature the patented rock 'n' roll design elements and music-inspired amenities for guests. The 22-story, 280-guestroom Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen, which sets on approximately 10 acres, will feature luxury suites on the top floor. The hotel also will include a Body Rock fitness center, signature restaurants, an entertainment lounge, a recording studio, and a nightclub. The 250-guestroom Hard Rock Hotel Haikou sets on more... Read More

Ford's Lincoln Luxury Cars Coming to China in Second Half 2014

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Ford’s luxury automotive brand, Lincoln, will begin selling cars in China in the second half of 2014. The firm will begin meeting with dealers interested in becoming part of the automaker’s independent dealer network in China in the fourth quarter 2012.... Read More

China & Italy Converge at 2012 Milano Fashion Summit

Aug 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The 2012 Milano Fashion Global Summit is bringing together two of the luxury fashion industry leaders most influential countries at a gathering that focuses on the importance of fashion and commerce. China and Italy will meet at this year’s gathering in Milan, where key personalities... Read More

Travel Packages at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou in China

Jul 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Four Seasons Hotel opened its 88th property in China's third largest metropolis, Guangzhou. The official opening ceremony for the Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou occurred Monday, July 23, 2012. The new luxury hotel occupies the top 30 floors of the Guangzhou IFC building. There also is an events facility on the lower floors of the towering building. "We are particularly pleased to be the 88th Four Seasons hotel worldwide, doubling our luck for a successful future in Guangzhou," said Bahram Sepahi, regional VP and general manager of the new hotel. Guests of the new Four Seasons property are being welcomed with an introductory package that includes a daily buffet breakfast and dining, an entertainment credit, a daily... Read More

Luxury Consumption in China | Doubts Remain

Jul 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran  |  1 Comment

China has consistently out-performed growth expectations when it comes to luxury, but as the Republic’s overall growth forecast slows, the outlook becomes a little less rosy... Read More

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Double Hotels in China

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has reached a historic milestone with 103 hotels open and in operation in Greater China. The luxury hotelier also announced it has 100 signed hotel deals in “its pipeline." "Our celebration of our more than 100 hotels in operation and 100 hotels in the pipeline marks another significant milestone for Starwood's growth and development in China, as we double our footprint in the region," said Vasant Prabhu, vice chairman and CFO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. "Our success in China reflects our first mover advantage, the strength of our brands and the entrusted partnerships we have fostered with our developers, partners, and guests since our first... Read More

Swiss Ambassador Donates $163 Million Chinese Art Collection

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

A former Swiss ambassador, Uli Sigg, is donating nearly $163 million dollars worth of priceless contemporary Chinese art to a Hong Kong museum that is scheduled to open in 2017. The privately owned collection contains nearly 2,200 pieces of art from well-known artists including Zeng Fanzhi whose notable works are recognized... Read More

Indulgence for the Modern Traveler at Hotel Mira Hong Kong

May 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

For a stylish new hipster hotel, The Mira is surprisingly intimate, comfortable and user friendly. Fresh and smooth after a recent $65 million transformation, Tsimshatsui’s newest luxury lifestyle property is sporting the latest tech-savvy features, a variety of award-winning restaurants, and superb 18,000-square-foot spa and wellness center complete with a 25-meter indoor infinity-edge swimming pool.... Read More

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