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.
Hong Kong Airlines has celebrated the launch of its new A350 service to San Francisco. The City by the Bay becomes the airline’s third destination in North America, following the successful launch of services to Vancouver and Los Angeles in 2017.
Cathay Pacific has unveiled The Deck, the airline’s newest lounge at Hong Kong International Airport. The venue is distinct from Cathay Pacific’s other lounges at its home in Hong Kong for the fact that it sits on a balcony on the eastern side of the terminal building.
Wharf Hotels has welcomed the opening of The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, as the group’s new flagship property. The Murray will open its facilities, restaurants and bars progressively from today.
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts has announced a collaboration with China Resources Property which is slated to bring the brand to Hong Kong by early 2019. Marriott International has nine properties in Hong Kong, but this will be the first property for the St. Regis brand in the city.
Hong Kong International Airport and Amadeus have announced an agreement to deploy the world’s first hot-swappable battery powered movable check-in kiosks, called iCUSS, with both a self-service and full-service mode, reinventing the entire check-in experience.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has unveiled the hotel’s new Entertainment Suite. The 2,250-square foot suite designed by Joyce Wang is dedicated to extravagant entertaining with cutting edge technology installed, whether that be a wedding proposal, baby shower, sophisticated bachelor party, a memorable anniversary party or live streaming of key events.
SriLankan Airlines has launched five times weekly non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Colombo. The opening of the non-stop flight to Hong Kong is an important step in the national carrier of Sri Lanka’s expansion strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Niccolo Hotels, the new luxury hotel brand, is set to catapult into the limelight with the announcement of its exciting new flagship property in Hong Kong.
The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel has unveiled its new design by Foster + Partners, a global studio for architecture, urbanism and design. Set to redefine the luxury hospitality scene when it opens in late 2017, the iconic landmark will be transformed into an international luxury hotel.
Cathay Pacific has announced that it will be bolstering its frequency in the North West by offering daily flights between Manchester and Hong Kong as of December 2017. The extra services will operate on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong is set to launch the first-ever wax figure of Korean actor Park Hae-jin this March. Park Hae-jin himself is also planned to unveil his figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.