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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 …

Hainan to Begin Beijing-Oslo Flights

Hainan to Begin Beijing-Oslo Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service between Beijing and Oslo, Norway on May 15. The route will be the carrier’s first non-stop to Norway, as well as the first non-stop service between China and Norway.
Hainan will operate the route three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
The carrier will use Airbus A330-300 aircraft that are equipped with 32 lie-flat seats in business class and 262 …

Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Opens in China

Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike Opens in China

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Aloft hotel in Shanghai. The Aloft Shanghai Zhangjiang Haike is the first of the brand’s property in the city.
The hotel is located near the New International Expo and Shanghai Disney Resort.
The property has 191 guest rooms, each with a 43” LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a walk-in shower.
Dining options include Nook, the hotel’s signature restaurant, which offers a breakfast buffet and à …

Marriott Opens Milestone 7,000th Property, the St. Regis Hong Kong

Marriott Opens Milestone 7,000th Property, the St. Regis Hong Kong

Marriott International announced the opening of its 7,000th property, the St. Regis Hong Kong.
The hotelier’s first property, the Twin Bridges Marriott, a motel in Arlington, Virginia, opened in 1957, and the first property opened by Sheraton, which was part of Starwood when it merged with Marriott, was purchased by Sheraton founders Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore purchased the Continental Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Marriott began as a nine-stool root …

Marriott to Hit 1,000-Property Milestone in Asia by End of 2020

Marriott to Hit 1,000-Property Milestone in Asia by End of 2020

Marriott International said it will open 100 hotels in Asia in 2019 and have a total of 1,000 properties in the region by the end of 2020, a 40% increase in its footprint there.
The move – part of the company’s 40×2020 Vision plan – includes several brand debuts in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, and the Philippines. Currently Marriott has 710 properties in 23 countries and territories in the region.
The …