New Hyatt opens in Shanghai

Hyatt opened a major new upscale hotel in Shanghai earlier this month. Located in the Hopson International Plaza, a new luxury tower in the north of the city, Hyatt Regency Shanghai…

Delta to fly LA-Shanghai

Delta Air Lines will commence a new service between Los Angeles and Shanghai this summer. Launching on 9 July 2015, the route will be operated daily using a 291-seat Boeing 777-200LR…

Kempinski takes over Meliá Shanghai

Kempinski Hotels has taken over the management of the Gran Meliá Hotel in Shanghai. The hotel, located in the city's Lujiazui financial district, opened in February 2010 under the…

AirAsia touches down in Shanghai

AirAsia touched down in Shanghai for this first time today, marking the start of a new scheduled service from Kuala Lumpur. The low-cost carrier's long-haul unit, AirAsia X, will now…

Marriott opens 20th hotel in Shanghai

Marriott International has opened its 20th hotel in Shanghai. The Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East, which is located close to two industrial parks and the Shanghai New International Expo…

Shanghai Tourism Festival opens

The parade had three themes -"Welcome to Shanghai," "Blessings from theWorld" and "Gorgeous China."Each float reflected different cultures such as Thailand's mythology,Japan's cherry…

New Sheraton opens in Shanghai

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened the Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel - the company's 11th property in the city. Located in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, at the mouth of the…

AirAsia X to fly to Shanghai

AirAsia X is expanding its network in China with the introduction of direct flights to Shanghai. From 19 February 2013, the low-cost carrier will commence six weekly flights from Kuala…

WH Ming Hotels soon to grace Shanghai

September will mark the arrival of a new luxury urban resort brand in China. Shanghai-based WHM Group formally introduced the five-star WH Ming Hotels brand yesterday, with its flagship…

Four Seasons opens new Shanghai hotel

Four Seasons has opened a new luxury hotel in Shanghai. The new Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai, which becomes the sixth Four Seasons in China and the second in Shanghai, is situated in…

Langham unveils new Shanghai suites

The Langham Xintiandi in Shanghai has unveiled a range of new suites, including the new top two room categories - the Presidential and Chairman Suites. In total 23 new suites have been…

Kempinski to open in Shanghai

Kempinski will make its debut in Shanghai later this year with the launch of The One Executive Suites. Set to launch in second half of 2012, The One Executive Suites will be an all-suite…

Etihad launches Shanghai services

Etihad Airways has commenced flights between Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.The airline will initially operate five weekly Airbus A330-300 services to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport, rising…

YTL launches Shook! Shanghai

YTL Hotels has opened Shook! Shanghai, the new restaurant located at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, formerly the Palace Hotel. The heritage hotel, which dates back to 1906, is located on…

URBN Shanghai to cut water usage by 70%

URBN Hotel Shanghai has announced the launch of a new water recycling and purification system, which will bring clean, potable tap water to its three food and beverage outlets, helping to…

Pullman launches in Shanghai

Accor's luxury Pullman brand has launched in Shanghai, becoming the closest international hotel to the 2010 World Expo site. Located in the renowned Luwan district close to the business…

Shanghai tram trial service

Shanghai's first tram at Zhangjiang High-Tech Park will begin a trial service this month, the Shanghai Daily reported officials announcing this weekend. The tram's initial route will…

THY arrives in Shanghai

Turkish Airlines (THY) has launched direct flights between Istanbul and Shanghai, the Shanghai Daily reported. The five weekly services, operated with THY's Airbus A340…

Shanghai Motor Show running

The Auto Shanghai 2009 motor show is under way in China. Organisers say the event will feature 13 launches, mostly from local brands up from just five at the show two years ago. Source:…

Mermaid to visit Shanghai

Copenhagen's famous Little Mermaid statue will leave Denmark for the first time in its near 100-year history, to be displayed at the World Expo in Shanghai. The statue is a tribute to…

Shanghai bridge reopens

A bridge across Shanghai's Suzhou Creek has reopened to traffic after a year-long renovation, Shanghai Daily reported. The Henan Road Bridge, built in 1875 is an important traffic link for…

Shanghai museum opens

A new museum has opened in Shanghai's Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai Daily has reported. The Integrated Circuit Museum will display the story of IC technology development.

Shanghai braces for big freeze

Shanghai is preparing for a cold front that is expected to push temperatures in the city below zero, the Shanghai Daily reported. The Shanghai Meteorological Bureau said. The Shanghai…

Shanghai ponders smoking ban

The city banned lighting up in public places such as hospitals, schools, larger stores and indoor stadiums back in the 1990s,but the new ruling would extend to restaurants and other public…

800th ibis opens in Shanghai

ibis, the worldwide economy hotel brand of the Accor group, has opened its 800th property -  the ibis Shanghai Lianyang, China. The 298-room hotel lies in the Pudong district, close to the…

800th Courtyard set for Shanghai

Marriott International Hotels are set to celebrate the opening of the 800th Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in December, with the opening of the new Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Xujiahui…

KEE opens in Shanghai

Hong Kong's KEE private members club founded in 2001 is to open its first overseas club in Mainland China. KEE Shanghai opens this October at the city's prestigious new heritage site Twin…

Shanghai boutique goes to the movies

New boutique hotel, the Ivy Shanghai, has opened in a former 1950s cinema. The new opening at the Jiangning Cinema, one of the first cinemas built in Shanghai, will see theatrically themed…

Zurich-Shanghai by SWISS

The airline will operate an Airbus A340 in a three-class configuration. SWISS will be based in the newly opened Terminal 2 at Shanghai Airport. SWISS said the recent inclusion of Air China…

CX moves to T2 Shanghai

Cathay Pacific is moving its operations to the new Terminal 2 at Shanghai Pudong International Airport from April 29.The airline's daily flight between Hong Kong and Shanghai will arrive…

MSC anchors in Shanghai

MSC Cruises is to make the Shanghai Post International Cruise Terminal its Asian hub port and launch a number of Asian routes from there. MSC Cruises, which sails mainly in…

New look at Hilton Shanghai

Hilton Shanghai has recently completed renovations to its executive floor rooms and lounge. The refurbished executive floor rooms have new interiors and furnishings while the new lounge is…

Swissotel opens in Shanghai

In a few weeks, another hotel is set to open in the city of Foshan (Guangdong). Swissotel already has two existing hotels in Beijing and Kunshan.The 467-room hotel is located in the city's…

More high-end hotels for Shanghai

Shanghai is expected to have 13,400 rooms in high-end hotels by the end of this year, according to the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission. These additional rooms plus the…

New hotel at Shanghai Expo site

Yahsin Business Hotel, managed by Visual Orient Limited, has opened in Shanghai World Expo Zone. The hotel is located in the service area of Pudong World Expo Zone, about ten minutes walk…

Shanghai-Hangzhou rail link by 2010

The high-speed rail link connecting Shanghai and Hangzhou will be completed by 2010, railway officials were quoted saying by China Daily. The express link will allow travelling speeds of…

GM of Hilton Shanghai

He will succeed Volkmar Ruebel who managed the iconic hotel from 1995 to 2008, and is retiring from the company.Hutchinson joined Hilton Hotels in 1997 and is currently the General…

New GM for Renaissance in Shanghai

Hartmut Schaller is the new General Manager of Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel. Originally from Germany, Schaller has extensive international experience including time spent at The Munich…

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.…

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…

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…

Hyatt’s new Shanghai hotel

Hyatt on the Bund, part of the Grand Hyatt portfolio, will open at the northern end of the legendary Bund. To maximise its prime location on the western banks of the Huangpu River, the…

Marriott’s Shanghai focus

The 330-room JW Marriott Hotel Hangzhou and the 330-room Courtyard by Marriott Hangzhou City Centre will become part of Marriott's portfolio under a management agreement with Hangzhou Wulin…

Shanghai visitors up

SHANGHAI city has received a record 2.8 million visitors in the first three days of the national week-long Labour Day holidays, a 16% increase on last year. Hangzhou also hosted a visitor…

NokScoot boosts 777 fleet

NokScoot, a joint venture between Thailand’s Nok Air and Singapore’s Scoot, took delivery of its sixth and seventh Boeing 777-200. The fleet expansion of the Bangkok-based…