Starwood skis into Asia-Pacific

With the winter sports season underway in the northern hemisphere, skiers have an exciting new option with the recent opening of Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ first dual-branded ski resort in China. The Westin Changbaishan and Sheraton Changbaishan resorts are located adjacent to the slopes of northeast China’s Changbai mountain range, near the border with North Korea, in the province of …

China – Rising in the East

The Swire Hotel Group is planning to unveil the EAST Beijing hotel at the end of this month, following on from the launch of the EAST Hong Kong in January 2010. Located in the capital’s Chaoyang district, EAST Beijing will feature 369 rooms, including 23 suites, all of which have iPod touch technology and complimentary Wi-Fi. Facilities include a gym, …

China – Conrad enters Beijing

Scheduled to open before the end of this year, The Conrad Beijing will offer guests a convenient stay in the center of the capital’s premier business district, near the recently built China Central TV Tower. For tourists, the hotel is also near to the sightseeing spots of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Also close by is Wangfujing Street, a …

72 hour visa-free stay in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou

Effective on January 1st, 2013, both Beijing and Shanghai will allow transit passengers from 45 countries to stay in these cities for up to 72 hours without a visa. Shanghai has already been offering visa-free transit stays for some certain passport-holders for a maximum of 48 hours. In Shanghai, transit passengers holding third country visas and plane tickets can enter Shanghai through the city’s two …