Wharf Hotels has appointed Adriano Vences to the role of general manager of the Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel. After spearheading the success of the first Niccolo hotel in Chengdu, Vences will continue to build on the Murray’s new benchmarks.
InterContinental Hotels Group and Empire Group have announced the signing of a new Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant in Hong Kong. The decision comes as IHG expands the boutique luxury brand’s presence in Greater China.
A seasoned hotelier, Jill Goh has been with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group since 1993, serving previously as resident manager both at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London.
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong has announced the appointment of Silvio Rosenberger as its new general manager. He takes over the leadership of the flagship hotel under the JW Marriott brand in Asia Pacific.
Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily scheduled service from Abu Dhabi to Hong Kong from March. The two-class aircraft will replace the Airbus A330-200 aircraft currently operating the route.
Rosewood Hong Kong, situated within the Victoria Dockside arts, design and conceptual retail district, will open March 17th next year. Reservations are now being accepted as the hotel’s booking channels go live.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board has joined forces with National Geographic to promote its tenth annual Great Outdoors campaign.
Following almost 20 years of planning and construction, the Hong Kong Express Rail Link will fully open on September 23rd, connecting the city with the rest of mainland China’s 25,000-kilometre-long national high-speed rail network for the first time.
New World Development has revealed its art and design district, Victoria Dockside, in Hong Kong will feature a new luxury hotel residence concept.
Long a favourite for more mature British travellers, Hong Kong is looking to broaden its audience, seeking to welcome a younger clientele and make them aware that there is more to the destination than the bright lights of Kowloon. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole speaks to Dawn Page, director for the UK and northern Europe at the Hong Kong Tourist Board, to find out more.