Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of an agreement with Shanghai Huayu Real Estate to bring its ultra-luxury St. Regis brand to Shanghai. Scheduled for completion in early 2017, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan will open its doors in one of the most exclusive, sought-after locations in the heart of the city’s central business district.
Flights, ferry services and trains have been cancelled and more than 850,000 people evacuated from coastal areas of eastern China in anticipation of a powerful typhoon.
Taiwan’s leading independent airline EVA Air and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration have teamed up for a prestigious London event to make travel to Taiwan and Yangtze River Delta Region more appealing than ever.
The Shanghai Daily newspaper has released a special edition on Seychelles islands.
Walt Disney has broken ground on its Shanghai Disneyland theme park, an eight square mile resort that will cost £2.7 billion and take five years to build. The development, which has been a decade in the planning, is a joint venture with Shanghai government, and comes as part of a broader Disney strategy to develop expand its business in China and target the country’s 330 million children.
Hong Kong-based Kosmopolito Hotels International has opened the Yue @ Century Park, Shanghai. The design-led hotel is the first in the Boutique Series by Kosmopolito in China.
Shanghai World Expo Culture Center was today re-branded and re-opened as the Mercedes-Benz Arena, continuing as the city’s premier venue for world class live entertainment, culture and sports.
JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. has announced the opening of the 382-room, 25-story Hotel Nikko Shanghai, located in the Hongqiao Development Zone, home to the Shanghai Mart and International Exhibition Centre. People’s Square, the Bund and Pudong areas are a few miles away, easily accessible via subway or the Yan’an Expressway.
Shortly after announcing its new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VENU at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in April 2010, Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, has signed an agreement with Shanghai Zendai Himalayas Real Estate Co. Ltd to manage VENU HIMALAYAS Hotel Shanghai. The new contemporary lifestyle hotel in the heart of Pudong district of Shanghai is scheduled to open in 2011.
Shanghai is pinning big hopes on next month’s World Expo 2010 to create a tourism boom, and catapult the country’s financial capital into the league of world’s great tourism cities.