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New Hilton Opens in Chengdu, China

New Hilton Opens in Chengdu, China

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Chengdu Chenghua in Chengdu, China. The property is the company’s eighth hotel located in the city.
The hotel offers 298 guestrooms, each with a 49” HD TV. Guests may access the property’s 24-hour fitness center, as well as its heated indoor pool and whirlpool.
Dining options include Kitchencraft, an all-day restaurant offering both local and international cuisine; Qing Ya, a Chinese restaurant specializing in Sichaun …

U.S. Urges ‘Increased Caution’ When Visiting China

U.S. Urges ‘Increased Caution’ When Visiting China

The U.S. Department of State updated on Thursday its warning about travel to China, urging Americans to “exercise increased caution,” citing the “arbitrary enforcement of local laws and as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nations.”
The State Department first issued a “Level 2” warning for China last year. There are four levels of warning and Level 4 is “Do Not Travel” to the specified country.
The agency is also concerned …

Hilton Wen’an Opens in China

Hilton Wen’an Opens in China

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Wen’an in the Luneng Ecological Zone.
Located in a park, the 227-key resort has 17 deluxe balcony suites. Each room has beautiful water views. Guests may borrow a bicycle to explore the area, which includes botanical gardens and a farm manor. The property offers horseback riding, swimming, and archery among other activities as well as a game room with billiards, chess, and checkers.
With almost 41,000 …

China Southern to Offer Los Angeles-Shenyang Non-Stop

China Southern to Offer Los Angeles-Shenyang Non-Stop

China Southern Airlines announced plans to launch new non-stop thrice-weekly service from Los Angeles to Shenyang, China.
The new flight will be the only non-stop service to the city of Shengyang from the City of Angels. Shenyang, formerly known as Manchu, is an important industrial center and is the largest city in Northeast China.
Service to Shenyang will commence on December 18, 2018 and will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Flights …

Hotels Issue Apologies in Wake of Blogger’s Video Showing Unsanitary Cleaning Practices at Chinese Properties

Hotels Issue Apologies in Wake of Blogger’s Video Showing Unsanitary Cleaning Practices at Chinese Properties

A video by a blogger in China showing what appears to be unsanitary room cleaning practices at leading hotels caused a maelstrom there and abroad.
The video, which was viewed by this reporter, shows housekeepers using the same towel to wipe coffee cups, glasses, bathroom counters, and sinks, and several housekeepers appear to use the same towel for the toilet as well.
The blogger included 14 hotels in the video, although he …

United Airlines to Offer Additional New York-Shanghai Flight

United Airlines to Offer Additional New York-Shanghai Flight

United Airlines said late Friday that it plans to add a second daily flight from its New York metro area hub to Shanghai starting in June 2020.
The airline submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting permission to introduce the second flight.
United currently operates morning flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Shanghai Pudong Airport and the new flight would leave mid afternoon at 3:45 p.m. local time …

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt Regency Xuzhou Opens in China

Hyatt announced the opening of a new Hyatt Regency hotel in Xuzhou, China. The property is located in the top floors of the city’s tallest building, the International Finance Center, which stands 873’ (266 meters).
The hotel offers 344 guestrooms, including 30 suites, between floors 43 and 59. Rooms have a 65” TV, coffee machine, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Dining options for guests include the Xiang Yue Chinese Restaurant, which specializes in Xuzhou, …