3 HOTELS BRANDS IN CHINA WHO’VE STARTED A LOVE AFFAIR WITH FOOD

14
May
2018
3 HOTELS BRANDS IN CHINA WHO’VE STARTED A LOVE AFFAIR WITH FOOD

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.

10
Mar
2018
A NEW WAVE: 3 HOTELS BRINGING THE CHIC TO SHANGHAI IN 2018

5 -min. read From heritage meets chic to the emergence of the first lifestyle brand, Nancy Huang shines a spotlight on the rebels stirring new, creative waves on the Shanghai hotel scene.

Amanyangyun
26
Jan
2018
3 NEW CHINESE HOTELS AND TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2018

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.

20
Dec
2017
HOTEL WATCH: 3 ASIAN RENOVATIONS WE’RE EXCITED FOR 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.

Le Méridien - courtesy of Le Méridien
08
Dec
2017
THE PROBLEM FACING LIFESTYLE BRANDS IN SEOUL

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?

16
Nov
2017
GETTING CREATIVE: THREE HONG KONG HOTELS TO WATCH

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.

11
Oct
2017
THREE HOTELS BENEATH SHANGHAI’S ORIENTAL VENEER

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.

Night view of Seoul
27
Sep
2017
HOTELS IN SEOUL ARE THE NEW THEME PARKS FOR ADULTS

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.

15
Sep
2017
WHY CHINESE MILLENNIALS ARE FLOCKING TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

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.

17
Jul
2017
ALILA YANGSHUO: ABANDONED BUILDING, VIBRANT HEART

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.

24
Apr
2017
AIRBNB-LIKE EXPERIENCES MEET BOUTIQUE DESIGN AT CHINA’S SUNYATA

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.

05
Apr
2017
GET SOME ALONE TIME WITH UBUD’S NEWEST PLAYER, HOSHINOYA BALI

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.

24
Mar
2017
REFRESHING THE PAST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS IN YOSHINO, JAPAN

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.

07
Mar
2017
MEET THE HOTELS RESHAPING AND RESTORING URBAN LIFESTYLES IN CHINA

5 -min. read Whether it’s through refreshing old neighbourhoods or building new communities, these hotels are reshaping urban lifestyles in China.

17
Feb
2017
WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL TO THE MYSTERIOUS KINGDOMS OF SOUTHWEST 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.

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