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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 …

Hawaiian Air to Offer Non-Stop Service to Fukuoka, Japan

Hawaiian Air to Offer Non-Stop Service to Fukuoka, Japan

Hawaiian Airlines said Tuesday it plans to offer new non-stop service from its hub in Honolulu to Fukuoka, Japan starting in November.
Flights between Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Fukuoka Airport will be operated using the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft, which feature 18 lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration in the airline’s Premium Cabin, 68 seats in premium economy lite and 192 seats in coach.
The new service, which would operate …

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 …

Hainan Airlines Links Haikou, China, with Osaka

Hainan Airlines Links Haikou, China, with Osaka

Hainan Airlines inaugurated its new route linking Haikou, the capital of the Hainan Province in southern China, and Osaka, Japan.
Hainan will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft to operate the thrice-weekly flight.
China plans to increase tourism in the region, the government has said, and hopes to turn it into a global destination by 2035. The province expects to welcome two million visitors next year and predicts an increase of 25% per annum …

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines are vying to obtain a limited number of slots to offer service from the United States to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
The 12 new slots will be in addition to the six currently being used by U.S. carriers. American and United each operate one daily non-stop flight to Haneda while Delta and Hawaiian each operate two. American serves Haneda from Los Angeles, …

ANA to Offer Thrice-Weekly Airbus A380 Service to Honolulu

ANA to Offer Thrice-Weekly Airbus A380 Service to Honolulu

All Nippon Airways announced plans to offer thrice-weekly Airbus A380 service from Tokyo Narita International Airport to Daniel K. Inouye Airport in Honolulu.
The Tokyo-based airline will also build a new lounge in Honolulu that will offer direct boarding of the aircraft.
The aircraft will have a total of 520 seats including eight in the first-class cabin, 56 in business, 73 premium economy seats, and 383 seats in coach, all on the …