Commuters travelling to the Southern District of Hong Kong Island will be able to enjoy the MTR railway service from December 28th. With green lights received from relevant authorities that all of the required statutory inspections and tests having been successfully completed, the MTR Corporation announced the Fully Automatic Operation train service of the MTR South Island Line will begin at the end of the month.
Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong, managed by Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation was recognised as Asia’s Leading Heritage Hotel by the World Travel Awards earlier this year. As the organisation continues on its mission to revitalise and maintain heritage buildings in Hong Kong, Breaking Travel News here catches up with project committee member Iris Wong to discuss what the organisation brings to hospitality in the region.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will open the ultra-luxury brand’s first Hong Kong property in 2018 in a prime Victoria Harbour waterfront location at the former New World Centre on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Rosewood Hong Kong will occupy 27 floors of a multi-use tower owned by New World Development Company, whose distinct form and glowing crown is destined to become an instantly recognizable landmark on the famous skyline.
Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic, and has announced it will add capacity and frequencies to the Tokyo and Hong Kong routes with the A350 for the summer 2017 season. Finnair will increase its current flight schedule between Helsinki and Tokyo with four additional weekly flights to Narita airport. Finnair currently operates daily to Narita with the A330.
Cathay Pacific Airways today saw its first flight take off from London Gatwick to Hong Kong. The only non-stop service connecting Gatwick and Hong Kong, it will also be Cathay Pacific’s first long-haul route in the UK to feature the brand new Airbus 350-900 aircraft. Ideally placed to serve both leisure and business travellers, the new four-times weekly service will operate from Gatwick’s South Terminal.
International hospitality provider ONYX Hospitality Group has announced a new management agreement for a project in Hong Kong, paving the way for the first Mosaic Collection property in this dynamic city. Located at 108 Soy Street in Mongkok, Hotel 108 will be surrounded by a variety of hip and trendy dining and entertainment options.
Hong Kong International Airport’s HK$10-billion Midfield Concourse, as well as its auxiliary facilities including the aviation fuel supply system and the Automated People Mover connecting Terminal 1 and the MFC, has been completed on schedule. Construction of the 105,000-square-metre five-storey new concourse began in 2011.
Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will launch a new four-times-weekly service from London’s Gatwick Airport and Hong Kong on September 2nd, 2016. Subject to government approval, Cathay will be the only airline that flies non-stop between Gatwick and Hong Kong.
Genting Hong Kong has acquired iconic Singapore club brand, Zouk. A pioneer nightlife destination in Singapore, Zouk has evolved into Asia’s premier global club brand, establishing itself as a ground-breaking trailblazer in delivering innovative and progressive lifestyle venues for fun-seekers in the Lion City and beyond.
World Travel Awards has welcomed Hong Kong Tourist Board as its latest partner for the upcoming Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2015. The red carpet event will take place at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong on October 29th, with hundreds of industry leaders from across the region expected to be in attendance.
Scandinavian Airlines’ first departure to Hong Kong took off today, offering good connections with the UK from Heathrow and Manchester. At the same time, SAS re-opened its lounge at Arlanda following extensive refurbishment, offering an enhanced transfer experience for UK customers.
Etihad Airways has celebrated the start of its daily service to one of Asia’s leading business and leisure destinations, Hong Kong. To mark the increased frequency, the carrier’s flight to Hong Kong International Airport was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute this morning, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by senior officials from Etihad Airways and Airport Authority Hong Kong.