4 -min. read Dig in and discover the three hotel brands in China who’re enticing in locals by going to town on their foodie offerings.
4 -min. read China’s new hotels on the scene are open books when it comes to hospitality trends. Get an insider’s peek with Nancy Huang on China’s hottest newbies on the hotel block and her reader’s digest of where they’re are heading in 2018.
5 -min. read They were trailblazers in the nineties and noughties – and now they’re turning to inspirations past and present to attract a new legion of travellers. Nancy Huang reports on the hotels shaking up the luxury scene in 2018, from Beijing to Osaka.
3 -min. read Along come the Chinese middle-class travellers, and there go the lifestyle brands: Nancy Huang investigates why high-end lifestyle hotel brands hoping to make a splash in Seoul are struggling to survive. So how will soon-to-open Méridien Seoul fare in 2018?
5 -min. read Hong Kong is, without doubt, is a city for big spenders – but also emerging on this piping-hot hotel scene are properties specifically geared towards the Creative Class. Nancy Huang introduces us to three who are shaking things up in the Pearl of the Orient.
4 -min. read Shanghai’s hotels are emerging from their ‘oriental’ shoebox, and are embodying all that is cool, inclusive and contemporary. How, you ask? Contemporary art, that’s how.
2 -min. read Who ever said hotels were just a place to lie your head? It is time for hotels to think outside of the realm of a guest’s basic needs, and start thinking about good, old-fashioned entertainment-value. Nancy Huang shows us how hotels in Seoul are breaking down the boundaries to make their spaces as riotous and diverse as a theme park for adults.
3 -min. read The boom of Chinese farmhouses in countryside regions echoes a new societal phenomenon similar to the Brooklyn-isation of the Western World, as younger generations seek a different lifestyle away from the urban tempo.
4 -min. read Peeking inside Alila Yangshuo, the recently opened converted sugar mill in China’s Yangshuo and part of a wave of new Chinese hotel openings.
3 -min. read There’s a new integration of design, accommodation and community development making waves in China, in the form of new hotel brand Sunyata.
3 -min. read For a small district, Ubud is a big battlefield for luxury resorts. Now there’s one more high-end choice throwing its hat into the ring: Hoshinoya Bali.
3 -min. read In an era of over-production, injecting new life into old things or even abandoned traditions may well be the future, as at Japan’s Yoshino Cedar House.
5 -min. read Whether it’s through refreshing old neighbourhoods or building new communities, these hotels are reshaping urban lifestyles in China.
4 -min. read Local hoteliers in Southwest China are developing their empires by trying to bring authentic culture as well as iconic nature to international travellers.