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State-run cafe

The Forbidden City Cafe, managed by the authorities that oversee the historic imperial quarters, serves both coffee and traditional Chinese tea. "We want to provide tourists with a…

Fairmont eyes Beijing hotel

The 25-storey Fairmont Beijing is near business and shopping areas such as the Capital Tower, LG Building, China World Complex and Oriental Plaza as well as the Forbidden City, Temple of…

Easier bankcard acceptance in Shanghai

Shanghai has already added batches of automated teller machines at stores near venues of the Women's Football World Cup and Special Olympics, according to People's Daily newspaper.…

Beijing to ban smoking in taxis

Passengers and drivers both face fines if they are caught smoking in taxis, but the penalty amount is yet to be announced. Several local authorities would jointly launch the public…

Langham Hotels lands at Beijing airport

The first property managed by Langham Hotels to open in China, the 376-room five-star hotel will bear the flag of Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport Hotel and is scheduled to start…

Fraser extends reach in China

The 10 service residences will be in Beijing, Nanjing, Chengdu, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Currently, Frasers operates two properties in Shenzhen. Of the Beijing…

Gloria Plaza in Shanghai

Located at Gloria Plaza Hotel Kangqiao Shanghai, has 75 rooms and 63 service apartments. In addition, the hotel has a big ballroom that can hold up to 300 people and three multi-functional…

Checks on Shanghai restaurants

Venues will be obliged to inform their local FDA of the number of people attending the event at least two days before it takes place. The FDA will then send staff to the restaurant to advise…

JIA expands in Shanghai

The group's 28 year-old Singaporean founder and owner Yenn Wong continues the expansion of her highly successful JIA Boutique Hotels concept from Hong Kong to China's hottest city. It comes…

China’s tallest building almost done

With China's economy growing nearly 12% a year and stock and real estate prices soaring, "the timing is just about the best it could be," builder, Minoru Mori, was quoted saying by an AP…

2 Summits hotels in China

The Dong Fang Hotel in Guangzhou and the Parkyard Hotel in Shanghai join three existing Summit Hotels & Resorts in Shenzhen and Shanghai. The 699-room Dong Fang Hotel was recently…

Beijing-Shanghai high-speed link

Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun made the announcement at a national conference on railway innovation on Sunday, but did not specify a date for the 1,320 km-rail link. Travelling at a top…

IHG Academy expands in China

First launched in Shanghaiin June 2006, their expansion continues to include the Chongqing Campus thatopened in February this year. The IHG Academy offers a seriesof specially-developed…

Hilton opens in Beijing

It will be the newest deluxe hotel offering in the renowned Wangfujing district, home to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. "With its prime location, the Hilton Wangfujing Beijing…

Garden Hotel Suzhou re-opens

The revamp by Guotai International Group has transformed the 4-storey hotel with a minimalist 'home and garden' theme. The hotel is built from an historic Chinese manor and is steeped in…
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