Burj Khalifa China

China plans $1.3bn ‘seven-star hotel’

Beijing authorities plan to build a “seven-star hotel” modelled after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – in a $1.3 billion joint project with Saudi Arabia. The hotel will be erected in western Beijing‘s Mentougou district some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the Chinese capital’s centre. The Saudi side is expected to foot [...]

The Mira Hong Kong

China’s top design hotels honored

The cream of China’s hotel industry has been selected by a Chinese publication, with the top gongs going to properties in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Hangzhou. The China Best Design Hotel Awards were awarded last month in Shanghai, with three exclusive properties coming top of the list — The Mira Hong Kong, the Waldorf Astoria [...]

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A glimpse at the future of travel

Robot receptionists, smart hotel rooms that know guests’ preferences and virtual postcards are all set to change the way we travel over the coming years. A study commissioned by the organizers of ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest travel shows, suggests that technological advances are expected to produce some far-reaching changes in the way [...]

Wyndham Garden Hotel PanamaCity

Wyndham Garden Hotel Opens in Panama City

Wyndham has become the latest hotel chain to open a new property in Panama, with this week’s launch of the Wyndham Garden Hotel Panama City. The 70-room hotel, located in the city’s quiet and exclusive Obarrio neighbourhood, is yet further proof of the hotel boom in Panama, which is currently has more properties under construction [...]

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Russian company to build ‘space hotel’

A Russian company plans to launch a comfortable space hotel for tourists who up to now have shared cramped accommodation with astronauts. The company, Orbital Technologies, plans to launch the first module of the hotel in 2015-16, its chief executive Sergei Kostenko told RIA Novosti news agency. A cosy fit, the first module will measure [...]

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The new hotel search for freebie-lovers

Hotel booking site Priceline has introduced a new search system that allows travelers to select hotels based on what’s included. The system is perfect for travelers who love a free breakfast, free parking or room upgrades, with Priceline saying that it offers over 29,000 hotel freebies around the world on September 9. Customers can search [...]

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