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Everything You Need to Know About Travel in the Age of the Coronavirus

Just as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed a second case of the coronavirus in the United States and raised its travel advisory for Wuhan, China, to the highest level, travelers were left wondering if it’s safe to travel at all and, if so, to where.
The CDC’s Level 3 warning is the agency’s highest.  It is urging travelers to avoid any “non-essential” travel to Wuhan.  It also …

Hyatt to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in Next 14 Months

Hyatt to Open Over 20 New Luxury Hotels in Next 14 Months

Hyatt Hotels said it will open over 20 new luxury hotels by the end of next year.
The hotelier will add properties under several brands including Andaz, Alila, Grand Hyatt, Miraval, and Park Hyatt, as well as some that will be part of the Unbound Collection.
The Park Hyatt brand will make an appearance in five new locations including Auckland, Doha, Jakarta, Suzhou, China, and Niseko, Japan. In addition, Hyatt will open …

Conrad Shenyang Opens in China

Conrad Shenyang Opens in China

Hilton announced on Monday that the Conrad Shenyang had opened its doors to guests.
The new 315-key property sits atop the 1,260-foot-tall (384-meter-tall) Forum 66, Shenyang’s tallest building.
Guest rooms feature a modern tan-and-cream décor with marble bathrooms that have underfloor heating. Amenities include a children’s playroom, a fitness center, and a heated indoor pool with views of the city.
The property can accommodate meetings and events ranging in capacity from 24 to 850 …

Hong Kong Airport Suspends Departures for Second Day in a Row

Hong Kong Airport Suspends Departures for Second Day in a Row

Hong Kong International Airport cancelled over half of all departing and arriving flights for the second day in a row as anti-government protestors continued to occupy the airport and disrupt operations.
After the protestors began to block departing passengers from their gates using luggage carts, the airport shut down operations and asked passengers to leave.
Airlines were forced to cancel 186 arrivals and 221 departures on Tuesday, and 159 flights that did …

Hoshino to Open Hoshinoya Resort at Guguan Hot Spring in Taiwan

Hoshino to Open Hoshinoya Resort at Guguan Hot Spring in Taiwan

Hoshino Resorts announced it will open the Hoshinoya Guguan resort to guests on June 30.
Rooms at the 50-key property will feature a semi-open air bath with water flowing from the well-known hot spring. There are several types of suites including the Sen suite, which has a maisonette layout with three bedrooms and a large terrace, and the one-bedroom Shui suite, which also features a maisonette layout.
The resort’s restaurant will offer …

Marriott to Open 13 Luxury Properties in Asia-Pacific in 2019

Marriott to Open 13 Luxury Properties in Asia-Pacific in 2019

Marriott International announced plans to open 13 new JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, and Luxury Collection properties in the Asia Pacific region in 2019.
The list of new hotels includes the Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an, which will open in June; the Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing, which will open in September; and Ritz-Carlton, Perth, which will open in October.
Other new properties include the JW Marriott Hotel Oufu, which recently opened, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai …

Hyatt Opens Centric Hotels in Venice and Milan, Plans One for Shanghai

Hyatt Opens Centric Hotels in Venice and Milan, Plans One for Shanghai

Hyatt Hotels announced the opening of two Hyatt Centric hotels in Italy and plans for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Shanghai.
The hotelier said that the Hyatt Centric Murano Venice and the Hyatt Centric Milan Centrale opened their doors to guests on May 1.  The Venice property offers 119 guestrooms while the Milan property has 141.
Located in the high-tech Porta Nova district, the Hyatt Centric Milan Centrale features a rooftop bar as …