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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 …

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 …

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, …

Sichuan Airlines Adopts Baby Panda as Brand Ambassador

Sichuan Airlines Adopts Baby Panda as Brand Ambassador

Sichuan Airlines announced the adoption of a baby panda that will become the official ambassador of the airline’s Panda Route flight expansion program.
The female panda, named 3U and nicknamed YouYou, was born on July 15, 2017.
Youyou is one of eight pandas depicted on the livery of an Airbus A350 that will fly the Chengdu-Beijing route in August and other new routes in the future.
The indigenous population of giant pandas are …

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Beijing

New Hyatt Regency Opens in Beijing

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing. The property is the first of the brand’s hotels to open in the capital city.
The new hotel has 348 guestrooms, with a décor that includes oak wood, beige marble, green marble, and wood grain patterned carpeting. The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s five restaurants and bars, including the Lounge, …

Air China to Begin Beijing-Hanoi Flights

Air China to Begin Beijing-Hanoi Flights

Air China announced plans to launch new service between Beijing and Hanoi, Vietnam, on June 1. The carrier will operate the route four times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
Flights are scheduled to depart Beijing at 1:25 a.m. and arrive in Hanoi at 4:15 a.m. Flights from Hanoi will depart at 5:45 a.m. and arrive in Beijing at 10:25 a.m.
Air China will use Airbus A321 aircraft equipped with …