HOTEL – JW MARRIOTT SHANGHAI

The Marquis title is bestowed to the elite global properties within the JW Marriott portfolio that offer five-star sophistication across the highest levels of design, technology and comfort. Marriott spokesperson to Business Traveller MARQUIS COMES TO SHANGHAI SHANGHAI is now home to a JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong with the latest addition to theContinue reading “HOTEL – JW MARRIOTT SHANGHAI”

NEWS – HILTON’S HAUL

2019 is turning out to be a very big year for the luxury brands in the Hilton stable, setting a new record after a century in the hospitality business HILTON’S BIG HOTEL HAUL HILTON has announced the company will open more luxury hotels in 2019 than during any other year in the iconic hospitality brand’sContinue reading “NEWS – HILTON’S HAUL”

Zhujiajiao “watertown” …

Where … Zhujiajiao, the “watertown” a couple of hour’s drive from Shanghai in eastern China When … Wednesday, April 18, 2018 What … On my April visit to Shanghai with Wendy Wu Tours I make an afternoon stop in Zhujiajiao before dashing to the airport for an evening flight on to mountaintop Zhangjiajie. The traditionalContinue reading “Zhujiajiao “watertown” …”

Shanghai port report …

→ Top tips for a cruise shop in Shanghai … SHANGHAI has been welcoming maritime visitors since it was just a hamlet in the Yangtze River Delta. In the decades after the city became a treaty port in 1842, foreigners flooded The Bund to colonise this commercially attractive corner of China. When the current regimenContinue reading “Shanghai port report …”

China’s Yangtze River …

Where … China’s Yangtze River When … The afternoon of Monday, April 23, 2018. What … I’m enjoying a four-night cruise along China’s famous Yangtze River from Yichang to Chongqing with Wendy Wu Tours and today, the second full day of the voyage, sees my ship the Victoria Katarina navigating two of the waterway’s three […]

Top Zhangjiajie stay …

→ Pullman Zhangjiajie the place to stay in China’s popular wilderness area … Where … Pullman Zhangjiajie When … April 2018 What … There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of a spot in central China called Zhangjiajie. But if you’re a movie lover, and I told you this is the place that served asContinue reading “Top Zhangjiajie stay …”

Where to wander …

THERE are more ways than ever to explore a holiday destination – trams, horse-drawn carts, Segways, vintage cars, bicycles – but there are some streets that should be seen on foot so pack your walking shoes and prepare to pound the pavement. Budapest Budapest’s Andrassy Ut stretches 2.5km from Heroes Square to Erzsebet Square withContinue reading “Where to wander …”

Top-floor tipples …

ASIA has sky-high socialising down to a fine art. Right around the region there are rooftop bars perched in lofty locations that provide the perfect place to match a casual drink with a remarkable view after – or even during – a day playing tourist. 1. Singapore’s 1-Altitude, occupying the 63rd floor at One RafflesContinue reading “Top-floor tipples …”

Riding the rails …

FROM The Oriental Express to the Rocky Mountaineer, the romance of train journeys have long captured the imaginations of travellers the world over. We’ve chosen the top ten rail experiences that will bring out the explorer in you. 1. Peru’s Andean Explorer (below) takes 10 hours to rattle from Cuzco to Puno, making for aContinue reading “Riding the rails …”

Emperor’s silent protectors …

WHEN I was growing up, there were two miniature terracotta warriors standing on the chest of drawers in my parents’ bedroom. Mum bought the tiny statues – not much larger than a TV remote control – when she took my brother and I to see an exhibition of ancient Chinese artefacts touring Melbourne in theContinue reading “Emperor’s silent protectors …”

Badminton and bells …

→ Sightseeing and people watching in China’s biggest city … IT is only when someone starts reciting facts and figures that I begin to comprehend how vast Chinese cities are. Take the prosperous metropolis of Chongqing, which is roughly halfway between Shanghai and the Tibetan capital of Lhasa on the Yangtze River. I can tellContinue reading “Badminton and bells …”

Tradition rules …

→ There are hidden enclaves within the burgeoning city limits of China’s capital that are still hanging to an ancient way of life … I AM standing in the middle of a city that has a population greater than Australia’s. Yes, that’s right, every Australian – and almost every New Zealander – could fit withinContinue reading “Tradition rules …”

Guangzhou …

Where …  Guangzhou Airport When …  6.30am on Monday, October 13, 2014 What …  The wide windows in the China Southern Business Class Lounge at Guangzhou Airport reveal an armada of aircraft ready to launch on the first flights of a new day. Visit the China Southern website … posted October 14, 2018   PostedContinue reading “Guangzhou …”