W Hotels arrives in Beijing

Starwood's designer luxury brand, W Hotels, has launched in Beijing. The new W Beijing Chang’an has opened its doors, marking the 45th W Hotel worldwide and the second in mainland…

Hyatt expands in Beijing

Hyatt has signed a deal that will see it launch its Hyatt Regency brand in Beijing. Located in northeast Beijing, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing will form part of a mixed-use…

New World opens in Beijing

The New World Beijing Hotel opened on Friday, in the Chongwenmen area of the city.   Set in a residential neighbourhood, the new property features a low-rise design and offers 309…

New World to open in Beijing

Rosewood Hotel Group will open its first New World hotel in Beijing later this year. Located in the Chongwenmen area of the city, the 309-room New World Beijing Hotel will welcome its…

Conrad opens new Beijing hotel

Hilton has opened the Conrad Beijing, its new flagship property in the Chinese capital. Located in the Chaoyang district of the city, Conrad Beijing features 289 rooms and suites, all…

Four Seasons opens in Beijing

Four Seasons has opened a new luxury hotel in Beijing. Located in the Liangmahe area of the Chinese capital, close to the city's diplomatic precinct, the hotel's facade has been…

EAST, Beijing opens for business

Swire Hotels opened EAST, Beijing this week, its second property in the Chinese capital after The Opposite House in Sanlitun Village. Located in the Chaoyang District, the hotel offers 369…

Swire to open EAST hotel in Beijing

Following the opening of EAST Hong Kong in January 2010, Swire Hotels is now planning to launch the hotel concept in Beijing. Opening in the Chinese capital's in Chaoyang district in…

Wyndham expands in Beijing

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the opening of its newest Ramada hotel in Beijing, the 344-room Ramada Beijing North. Owned by Beijing Changxin Huilongyuan Villas Ltd, the hotel is…

Beijing reports cleaner air

Beijing experienced its best month of air quality since 2000 with 23 blue-sky days in April, 2009.Experts have credited both measures to protect the environment as well as the sluggish…

Langham opens Beijing GSO

Luxury hotel operator, Langham Hotels International (LHI) has announced the opening of a new Global Sales Office (GSO) in Beijing. The new facility is located in the Chinese…

Beijing airport traffic rises

Beijing Capital International Airport has reported that its passenger traffic for January 09 rose 19.2% year-on-year to 5.1 million. Aircraft movements increased 26.3%. Source: Centre for…

GHC opens Beijing office

Grebstad Hicks Communications (GHC), the leading Asian leading PR agency specialising in the travel and tourism industry, has opened a new office in Beijing. The new office is GHC's second…

Wolves return to Beijing?

Forest police in Beijing's Yanqing County have reported rare sightings of a wolf near the Badaling tourist spot, the Beijing News has reported. The police have sent pictures of the wolf…

Second Beijing hotel for Preferred

Preferred Hotel Group has announced that the Legendale Hotel Beijing has joined as its latest member. The 390-room hotel is designed as a 19th Century Parisian building and located close to…

New restaurant for Hilton Beijing

The Hilton Beijing Wangfujing has launched the first of its two planned fine-dining restaurants. Vasco's will be a Macanese restaurant, with cuisine by Head Chef Ricardo Bizarro (pictured).…

aloft comes to Beijing

The first Asia-Pacific aloft branded property will open in Beijing this September, Starwood Hotels & Resorts have announced. The new aloft Beijing, Haidian will create an affordable…

Beijing set for glory

China declared it was ready to stage one of the greatest Olympics from today amid human rights controversies. AFP said as the world's best athletes poured into Beijing and the Olympic flame…

Starwood announces new Beijing opening

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its first Four Points by Sheraton-branded hotel in Northern China. The Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel &…

Hilton opens second Beijing hotel

Hilton Hotels yesterday announced the opening of the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing. The 255-room & suite hotel is located in the heart of Beijing's Wangfujing commercial and social district.…

Largest Marriott opens in Beijing

Marriott International has announced the opening of the huge 1,312-room Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall. The new property becomes Marriott's largest hotel outside the US. Built on the Ming…

Visa opens kiosks in Beijing

Visa has opened 55 tourist information kiosks throughout Beijing to provide multilingual information services to cardholders and international visitors travelling to China for the Beijing…

High-speed trains link Beijing-Tianjin

From 1 August high-speed trains will link Beijing and Tianjin, cutting down thetrip time considerably. The new trains,built domestically with help from German technology, take just a third…

Beijing hotels forced to slash rates

Hotels in Beijing are cutting their rates by as much as 30% because high demand forecast for theOlympic Games has not materialised, the Associated Press has reported. Chinese authorities was…

New St Regis Beijing unveiled

The St Regis Beijing has reopened following its US$27 million, Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced. All of the hotel's 258 rooms, 102 suites, restaurants and public spaces have been…

Beijing failing pollution test

Beijing is still along way off meeting international air standard, according to a BBC investigation. The corporation has conducted a study using hand-held air quality monitors has shown that…

Beijing opens A380 hangar

Ameco Beijing has opened its new A380 maintenance hanger, the People's Daily has reported. The facility, located near Beijing Capital International Airport's new terminal 3,…

Still room in Beijing

There are still plenty of hotel rooms available for the Beijing Olympics, Associated Press said. The crunch that was predicted has not been happening, according to  Zhang Huiguang, the…

No licences for 15 Beijing agencies

The Beijing Tourism Bureau said of the close to 800 travel agencies which underwent an annual review, 17 agencies had failed and the business licences of 15 of those would be revoked, China…

Hilton to manage Beijing airport hotel

Hilton will be managing the new hotel to be located at the new Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport. To open in the third quarter of this year, it will be the fourth Hilton…

Vienna comes to Beijing

Vienna Hotel Group will open a new hotel in Beijing before the 2008 Olympic Games. This will bring the number of hotels it owns in China to 32. Fu Gang, Director of Brand Department of…

Beijing hotels get service standards

For check-in and check-out at hotels, hotels have been told to spend no more than five minutes in completing the procedures. It should be no more than 20 minutes for groups of less than 30…

G for Beijing

Beijing will see the opening of a new designer boutique hotel Beijing in May. Inspired by the retro chic of the 1960's, Hotel G is targeting a niche market of design-conscious,…

Etihad arrives in Beijing

Etihad Airways has launched its maiden flight from Abu Dhabi to Beijing, the latest destination on the airline's expanding global network.James Hogan, Etihad Airways' Chief…

Beijing imposes smoking ban

The Chinese capital will ban smoking in most public places starting from May 1, part of the move for a smoke-free Olympics. China Daily said more than 150 Chinese cities already have…

Beijing for First Design Hotel in China

With the impending Olympic Games and the anticipated influx of athletes and tourists to the city, the first Design Hotel in China is getting ready to open its doors on April 18.  The…

Luxury Beijing-Tibet train service

China will launch "the most luxurious train in the world" to ply the route from Beijing to Tibet on September 1. According to a Xinhua report quoting the operator, the "interior of the…

Beijing gets ready for airport opening

The first stage will see five airlines moving their operations there, including British Airways and Qantas, before a further 19 move to complete the transfer on March 25, the airport said in…

Conrad comes to Beijing

The Chinese capital will see the opening of Conrad Beijing at the end of 2010. The hotel will be located in the city's Central Business District, close to the newly built China Central TV…

Fast train to Beijing

A new train service between Hong Kong and Shangai or Beijing is being promoted for its passenger-friendliness, with facilities to kill boredom on the 20-hour ride. "We like passengers to…

Beijing clean-up

Beijing police launched a campaign yesterday to eradicate illegal activities in the Tiananmen Square and along the Chang'an Avenue in the city's run-up to the Olympic Games. Beggars,…

Beijing-Tianjin train on track

The Beijing-Tianjin passenger railway has completed laying its tracks, making it possible for the high-speed train to open as scheduled for the 2008 Summer Olympics. China Daily said the…

Marriott’s 3,000th property in Beijing

Marriott International has opened the flagship 588-room JW Marriott Hotel Beijing in the Chinese capital - its 3,000th property. The 23-story hotel is located just east of Beijing's…

Booming Beijing

According to the report, "Forecasting the Population of Beijing in the Future", the growth will come from incoming residents as the Chinese capital's natural birth rate has been hovering at…

Beijing airport’s third runway ready

The 3,800 metre runway is part of an expansion project which also includes a new terminal building (420,000 square metres), 100 new aprons, a cargo zone and auxiliary facilities. A Xinhua…

Express line for groups at Beijing airport

The service is open to groups of 25 passengers or more and is designed to reduce the time from checkout to boarding gate to three minutes, Xinhua news agency said. Passengers will need to…

New Beijing airport for domestic flights

The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China said it has selected a site and construction will kick off in 2010. Quoting Yang Yuanyuan, the minister responsible for the CAAC, the…

More Beijing subways

Xinhua said the six new lines, with a combined length of 152 kilometres, would be completed in 2012. Beijing currently has five subway lines in operation, with a total length of 142…

Fairmont eyes Beijing hotel

The 25-storey Fairmont Beijing is near business and shopping areas such as the Capital Tower, LG Building, China World Complex and Oriental Plaza as well as the Forbidden City, Temple of…

Beijing to ban smoking in taxis

Passengers and drivers both face fines if they are caught smoking in taxis, but the penalty amount is yet to be announced. Several local authorities would jointly launch the public…

Langham Hotels lands at Beijing airport

The first property managed by Langham Hotels to open in China, the 376-room five-star hotel will bear the flag of Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport Hotel and is scheduled to start…

Beijing shows off new terminal

An AP report said the glass and steel structure terminal, will be opened for testing in February. It comes with state-of-the-art-baggage handling system, a rail terminal to carry passengers…

Beijing-Shanghai high-speed link

Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun made the announcement at a national conference on railway innovation on Sunday, but did not specify a date for the 1,320 km-rail link. Travelling at a top…

Hilton opens in Beijing

It will be the newest deluxe hotel offering in the renowned Wangfujing district, home to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. "With its prime location, the Hilton Wangfujing Beijing…

Beijing: Room Crisis

Big, international organizations have been reported to have booked out most of the signed Olympic hotels, making it difficult for ordinary visitors to get a hotel booking at any of these…

Price hikes for Beijing Games

According to Yao Yuecan, president of the China International Travel Service, 'Booking these services in advance will create a lot of risk for the travel agencies.'

New Mandarin Oriental for Beijing

MANDARIN Oriental Hotels has announced it will manage a new luxury 241-room hotel in the headquarters of China Central Television in central Beijing. The newbuild is expected to open…

Regent Beijing opens

The 500 room hotel is ownedby property development company Fu Wah International Group and managed byCarlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific. Located in the commercialheart of Beijingon…

Agoda gears up for Beijing games

 Currently offering 2,144 hotels in China, Agodasaid it had been agressively improving its inventory relationships, seeking outnew sources of supply to meet the demand. Wilfred Fan, Agoda's…

Chinese jet certificated

China has certified the COMAC C919, China’s home-grown passenger jet to compete with the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 family of aircraft.  A photo posted by China Aviation Review on 29…

U.N. warns the world to wake up

World leaders gathered to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for the first time since the pandemic era began, bringing a strong diplomatic agenda and a blunt warning from the…

Second outbreak impedes China market

Chinese tourists may not return soon as a second wave of the outbreak is hitting many key areas, while tour agents in Europe are bypassing summer vacations and starting to offer winter…

Finnair grows operations in China

Finnair has added capacity to Beijing with three weekly flights to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport, which opens for operation on 30 September 2019. Finnair will operate to…