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Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center Debuts in China

Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center Debuts in China

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center in China.
The property has 325 guestrooms and suites, each with 55” LED TVs. Guests have access to the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center, as well as its outdoor and indoor pools.
Dining options include Kitchencraft, which offers Asian cuisine; NoDu, which features noodles and dumpling; Oingya, which serves authentic Chinese food; and the Lobby Lounge, which offers small dishes and cocktails.
The …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb 9: WHO Scientists Say It’s ‘Extremely Unlikely’ That Virus Came From Lab

Coronavirus News Update – Feb 9: WHO Scientists Say It’s ‘Extremely Unlikely’ That Virus Came From Lab

Dr. Li Wenliang, the first bold-faced name of the coronavirus pandemic, died one year ago at the age of 34 as a result of the virus.  Dr. Li had tried to warn his country and fellow countrymen but was silenced by the Chinese government.  More than one month before his death, he posted information online about the deadly virus killing untold number of patients at his hospital in Wuhan, only …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 8: Covid Lingers Over 2022 Winter Olympics, Was Super Bowl Superspreader?

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 8: Covid Lingers Over 2022 Winter Olympics, Was Super Bowl Superspreader?

The world crossed the 106 million mark for coronavirus cases over the weekend, as the United States hit 27.6 million.  The number of cases in the United States continues to decline: Officials there reported 87,889 new cases on February 7, a 31% 14-day decline.  The daily death toll also fell, albeit only by 8%.  The death toll is a lingering indicator, however, from the virus.
Health officials are concerned that celebrations …

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 5: Pandemic in Retreat?

Coronavirus News Update – Feb. 5: Pandemic in Retreat?

The number of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States all decreased this week.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist and a top member of the Biden administration, said that the coronavirus variant known as B.1.1.7. that was first discovered in the United Kingdom may be on its way to becoming dominant in the United States.
The United Kingdom may have inoculated its entire population with …

One Year Ago Today, the U.S. Recorded its First Case of the Coronavirus

One year ago today, we ran a story with the headline, “Officials Confirm First Case of Coronavirus in U.S.”
The story stated that health officials had confirmed that a man in Washington State was the first case of the mysterious coronavirus in the United States.
It went on to say that the disease – it didn’t have a name at that point – had begun to appear in Wuhan, China, in the …

Accor Plans to Open Multiple New Hotels in 2021

Accor Plans to Open Multiple New Hotels in 2021

French hotelier Accor announced plans to open a number of new hotels in 2021.
The hotel group said that it will add more than 50 new properties to its portfolio worldwide.
Among the new hotels that the chain will open are the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, the Fairmont Windsor in England, the Fairmont Ambassador Seoul, the Banyan Tree Doha, and several new Sofitels in Adelaide, Hangzhou, and Seoul.
In addition, as …

Marriott to Open 100 Hotels in Asia-Pacific in 2021

Marriott to Open 100 Hotels in Asia-Pacific in 2021

Marriott International said it plans to open approximately 100 hotels in the Asia-Pacific region in 2021.
The hotelier will add hotels under multiple brands, including JW Marriott, W hotels, and the Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
“The strength of our pipeline is testament to the long-term growth prospects in Asia Pacific,” said Paul Foskey, the chain’s chief development officer for the Asia-Pacific region.
The opening of the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Jiuzhaigo this spring in China will make …