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Boeing Announces Biofuel Research Project

Boeing Announces Biofuel Research Project

Boeing and the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) have announced the first joint research project the two companies will conduct. The research, to be carried out by Hangzhou Energy Engineering & Technology (HEET), will focus on ways to convert discarded cooking oil into sustainable aviation biofuel.
The project, which will be conducted at the Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reductions Technology Center at COMAC’s new Beijing Aeronautical Science and …

Starwood Opens First Tower of Sheraton Macao Hotel in China

Starwood Opens First Tower of Sheraton Macao Hotel in China

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has opened the first of two towers that make up the Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central. The property is the largest hotel in the world to open in 2012. Located in Macau, China, and incorporating nearly 4,000 rooms, the hotel overlooks the Cotai Strip development and houses the world’s largest Sheraton Club Lounge.
The first tower, the Sheraton Sky Tower, features 1,829 rooms, each of which include …

Jumeirah Himalayas Opens First Talise Spa in China

Jumeirah Himalayas Opens First Talise Spa in China

The Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai has opened the first Talise Spa in China. The signature spa concept from Jumeirah has personalized treatments that cater to individuals’ specific needs.
Located on the 7th floor adjacent to the hotel’s fitness center, which includes trained instructors and a 20-meter indoor pool, the Talise Spa is situated at the base of the Yu Cong Atrium, a 14-story feng shui passageway “linking heaven and earth.” The …

Starwood Opens New Resort in Sanya, China

Starwood Opens New Resort in Sanya, China

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of the Royal Begonia, in Sanya, China. A Luxury Collection resort, the hotel is located on the southern tropical island of Hainan, and is the brand’s third property in China. A fourth Luxury Collection hotel, Twelve at Hengshan, Shanghai, is set to open in November 2012.
The Royal Begonia occupies a 404 yard (370 meter) beach front on Haitang Bay, and includes 142 …

Starwood Opens Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel in China

Starwood Opens Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel in China

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened the Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel in China’s Fujian province. The hotel is located in Fuzhou’s newly built business district, and is one of 12 Sheraton Hotels slated to open in China by the end of 2012.
The new hotel has 396 rooms and suites, with options for Deluxe, Premier, River-view, and Club Rooms. The rooms all feature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, high speed Internet access, and …

United Announces Initial International Routes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

United Announces Initial International Routes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

United Airlines announced the first international routes for its soon-to-arrive Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  United will now offer nonstop 787 service between its Houston hub and Lagos, Nigeria, five days a week, beginning on January 7, 2013.  Daily nonstop 787 service will also be offered between United’s Los Angeles hub and Tokyo Narita, beginning on January 3, 2013, and Los Angeles and Shanghai, beginning on March 30, 2013.  These routes …

Hyatt Hotels Announces Opening of Hyatt Regency Chongqing

Hyatt Hotels Announces Opening of Hyatt Regency Chongqing

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of its new hotel, the Hyatt Regency Chongqing, in the Southwest Chinese city of Chongqing. Located in the new central business district of Jiangbei and within the shopping area of Bei Cheng Tian Jie, known as Paradise Walk, the Hyatt Regency Chongqing is part of a new development that combines high-end offices and luxury shopping with various dining and entertainment experiences.
The hotel contains 321 guestrooms …