Radisson Blu Opens a New Urban Oasis in Zhengzhou, Central China’s Thriving Metropolis

Radisson Blu, the upper-upscale hotel brand that delivers personalized service in stylish spaces, has opened an impressive new hotel in Zhengzhou, one of China’s fastest-growing cities and a thriving trade and transport hub. 

Perfectly positioned next to the Jialu River, Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji is a newly-constructed hotel that offers scenic retreats close to the bustling city center, beautiful mountains and wetlands around the Yellow River. Close proximity to natural areas like Five Dragons Peak, urban districts like Wanda Plaza and the Zhengzhou International Convention & Exhibition Centre make this the perfect base to experience every side of Henan’s provincial capital. 

With its blend of modern amenities and natural beauty, Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji is an enchanting urban oasis. The hotel features spacious 36-45 square meter superior rooms to the luxurious 260 square meter Presidential Suite, all featuring free Wi-Fi, working space and 24-hour room service. The hotel rooms feature stunning views of the Jialu River, the riverside gardens or the city, and the Business Class Lounge provides bespoke services for guests staying in the executive rooms or suites. 

Guests can discover exquisite local and international cuisine at a choice of innovative F&B outlets, including TASTE, the all-day dining restaurant showcasing international flavours, FLAVOR, which specializes in Cantonese cuisine. Guests can also enjoy and unwind over coffee, cocktails and light snacks at the Lobby Lounge.

Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji also houses an array of amenities for guests to stay refreshed and fully focused throughout their stay, including an elegant indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and a business centre.

For meeting planners, the hotel offers 1,500 square meters of flexible function space, including a Grand Ballroom that can host up to 1,200 people and five meeting rooms, supported by professional support and cutting-edge technology.

“We are delighted to open Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji, as we continue to bring our collection of world-class brands to China’s most dynamic destinations. Home to approximately ten million people, Zhengzhou is one of China’s most important inland cities. A booming economic, commercial and transport centre, this strategic central metropolis symbolizes the exciting growth that is currently sweeping across China,” commented Gary Ye, Vice President, Operations, China, Radisson Hotel Group.

“With an idyllic riverfront setting, nestled between the city and the mountains, Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji provides contemporary accommodation and exceptional amenities for all types of guest, from business travellers and conference delegates to families and urban explorers,” he added.

Connected by the G30 Lianhuo Expressway, Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji is easily accessible and free parking is offered to all hotel guests. Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport is one of China’s busiest airports, with extensive connections from multiple domestic and international airlines.

“We are excited to welcome guests to this fast-growing city and to Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji. With our stylish design, innovative amenities and ‘Yes I Can!’ service ethos, I am confident that all guests will enjoy memorable stays with us,” said Daniel Feng, General Manager, Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji.

Radisson Blu Zhengzhou Huiji joins a growing collection of Radisson Blu hotels in China, including impressive upper-upscale properties in key destinations such as Shanghai,Wuxi and Chongqing. Guests at every Radisson Blu hotel will enjoy the brand’s unique Yes I Can! service ethos and unforgettable experiences with every stay.

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Pearls of Australia launches Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tours an hour from Sydney

Pearls of Australia has announced the launch of the first ever pearling tourism in New South Wales. Broken Bay Pearl Farm, an hour north of Sydney in Woy Woy, opens its doors from this December. 

Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tours invite guests to board a 10m catamaran where an experienced farm skipper introduces you to the pearl of New South Wales, until now a best-kept-secret hidden among the local 150 year-old Rock Oyster industry. 

On board the cruise, guests will be immersed in the virtues of the pristine marine environment that give birth to our immaculate oysters. 

Incredible marine wildlife including pelicans, turtles and stingray as well as abundant fish are a living display of the thriving central coast marine ecosystem, essential to the pearl farm’s success. 

Throughout the experience, Broken Bay Pearl Farm’s pearling team will reveal the intricacies of pearl farming before returning to land where guests will take part in a very special hands-on session with the pearl harvest.

Each will be offered a selection of Akoya and South Sea pearls while an expert shares the seven virtues that underpin the true value of these farm-direct pearls of Australia.

Broken Bay Pearl Farm and Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm located in the Kimberley Coast of Western Australia both offer the rare opportunity for the public to experience an authentic, working pearl farm. Together they form Pearls of Australia.

Managing Director and third generation pearl farmer James Brown explains why opening these farm-gate experiences to the public are so important to the future of Australia’s pearling industry which produces the world’s most valuable pearls, in unique marine environments on opposite sides of the country.

“To discover how a pearl of Australia is preciously cultivated in pristine marine environments is to experience something very rare and special, and allows you to understand the value and beauty of these high-quality gems,” said James. Akin to the ethics of Pearls of Australia which began with Cygnet Bay Pearls, Broken Bay’s farming processes are environmentally sustainable.

Great pride and care are taken to maintain the pristine waters in which the farm is situated, creating the perfect edu-tourism opportunity for local and visiting guests from around the world.

“As an entirely brand new tourism offering that celebrates a world class product produced on the Central Coast, we hope to see Broken Bay Pearl Farm offer a new attraction to the region, as well as a complimentary value-add to existing industry offerings such as wineries and harvest trails,” said James.

Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tours follow the demonstrated success of Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, Australia’s original family-owned and operated pearl farm which first opened its doors to the public in 2009, where guests are given a “back-stage” look at the highly secretive industry and an opportunity to purchase pearls directly from the waters in which they are farmed.

While still operating as a working pearl farm, Cygnet Bay has since grown to become a “must see” destination on the Kimberley Coast, featuring a homestead restaurant, infinity pool with several styles of accommodation, and has been the recipient of many esteemed tourism awards.

Established in 2003, Broken Bay pearl farm is the only pearl producer in New South Wales, and has continually produced high quality pearls since then.

The Broken Bay Akoya pearl is exceptionally high quality and rare, believed to be the premium Akoya on the global market today due to its longer cultivation, extraordinary lustre and wide range of unconventional natural colours.

Pearls of Australia offers a world-first with certification of provenance and purity – two additional virtues of our two native Australian pearl species.

The first tours to Broken Bay Pearl Farm will depart Woy Woy on Wednesday 5 December, to which media and local tourism agencies are invited to familiarise.

Source: Pearls Of Australia


Kahanda Kanda, Sri Lanka Unveils Two New Luxury Pool Villas

The KK Collection has announced the addition of two new luxury pool villas at its flagship property Kahanda Kanda, located near the thriving tourist capital of Galle on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka.

George Cooper, founder and General Manager at KK Collection said “I am thrilled at Kahanda Kanda that we are launching these two new categories. After careful consideration of the offering, design and features, we have created two ultra-luxury villas to further enhance the Kahanda Kanda experience. The ultimate main objective was to maximise the space in each villa, along with the benefit of a private pool. We hope this will not only satisfy but exceed the expectations of our guests, as they take in our stunning decor, supreme comfort and complete privacy.”

The ‘Kadju’ villa has been designed to take in the sweeping views of the on-site tea estate and lush jungle on which the property sits. Featuring French Windows, intricate Indian prints and a dramatic metal four poster bed with a canopied top, its unique design consists of a shaded entry pathway and lobby with banquette seating. Boasting classical, tropical interiors and an infinity-edge pool, Kadju has been defined as the perfect opportunity for travellers to experience the best of tropical luxury living.

The ‘Kumbuk’ villa has been designed as a cottage-style retreat, set in its own large private walled garden – this villa is the ultimate private getaway. Featuring an outdoor, ‘under-the-stars’ shower and four sets of French Windows, framed by light lime-yellow walls, this exquisite villa overlooks the pool and garden, offering the ideal haven for rest and relaxation.

The KK Collection consists of two elegant boutique hotels in Galle, Kahanda Kanda and KK Beach. The award-winning KK Collection is designed to offer luxury travellers a stylish and serenity-focused experience, offering the perfect contrast between the island’s palm-framed beach and lush interiors. The addition of ‘Kadju’ and ‘Kumbuk’, two ultra-luxury pool villas are set to be a haven for international luxury travellers that have their sights set on Sri Lanka, as a tropical adventure destination.

Rates for Kadju and Kumbuk villas start at USD $400 per night.

For bookings and more information about KK Collection contact The Unique Tourism Collection on 02 9211 6590 or email sally.mckay@UniqueTourism.com or jonica@UniqueTourism.com.

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Food, fun and frivolity: The Taste of Tasmania reveals full program

Celebrating its 30th birthday this December and January, The Taste of Tasmania today unveils its largest ever program of stallholders and free entertainment including live music, circus and street entertainment, activities for children and the whole family as well as reserved seating for those wanting a guaranteed prime position in the heart of Hobart’s stunning waterfront.

Taste of Tasmania Director Brooke Webb said “The Taste of Tasmania program is an adventure for the all the senses. From a full culinary program where foodies can enjoy exclusive experiences and get hands on with Tasmania’s leading chefs and culinary influences, to the largest selection of stallholders ever seen at The Taste all proudly showcasing Tasmanian’s best dishes, to a huge program of entertainment and activities for the family and our New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Ball, there is something for everybody at this Year’s Taste.”

This year The Taste of Tasmania launches a new concept space known as ‘greener grass.’ Greener grass is a new concept that develops small business through incubation and innovation whilst creating opportunities for emerging businesses to grow and develop. Greener grass is a dynamic space where businesses have shorter stay tenure’s and can showcase for 3 days, 4 days or 7 days depending on their resources.

Running from Friday 28 December 2018 – Thursday 3 January 2019, all culinary offerings are proudly 100% Tasmanian, with 112 stallholders, an increase of 35 stall holders from 2017 showcasing delicacies from all over the state. Seafood, cheese, berries, cool-climate wines, craft beers and ciders, gin, whisky and much more will be on offer from established and emerging producers eager to present their wares.

Just some of the standout stallholders at The Taste this year include:

LONG-STANDING FESTIVAL FAVOURITES

Bream Creek Vineyard – Have had a stall every year at The Taste for the last 30 years. Fred Peacock the owner and vigneron is a widely respected member of the Tasmanian wine industry, and known for the care with which he treats his vines. Bream Creek Vineyard are rated by James Halliday as a 5 star Australian wine producer. Bream Creek have a 5 star rating from James Halliday and were recently awarded “Best White Wine of Show’ and “Best Chardonnay up to 12.9%” at the AWC International Wine competition.

Festival Mushrooms – Have also had a stall at every single Taste. A Taste of Tasmania Icon, be sure not to miss their deservedly popular lightly tempura battered and fried Tasmanian mushrooms, served with delicious sauces.

Strawberry Avenue – Started 29 years ago as Strawberry Avenue, this stallholder has since been at The Taste as ‘The Creperie’. This year for the 30th birthday, owner and manager, Ursula Luetke-Steinhorst will revert the company back to its original name and revisit some strawberry avenue classics.

Home Hill – Have been at the Taste since 1997. Home Hill took a well-deserved break in 2014 and in 2018 return to The Taste (with several international awards under their belt) to come and celebrate the 30th birthday of The Taste.

Mures – Celebrating 29 years Mures is a Hobart institution; their fish and chips are supplied by their own fishing fleet.

HIGHLIGHTS

Fat Pig Deli – Gourmet farmer stars Matthew Evans and Sadie Chrestman will be serving farm fresh deli style platters in The Atrium.

Gillespie Ginger Beer and Blue Eye Oysters: Home-made ginger beer producers team up with Blue eye oysters to create a 5 meter oyster bar like you’ve never seen before.

Porky Duck: First timers at the Taste Festival and exclusive providers of Tasmanian grown ducks (from Strelley fields), their menu features crispy duck, duck waffles, duck rolls, dipping duck (master stock) accompanied by home-made Sauerkraut and delicious flavoured Kefir creams.

Big Bessie – Owner and ex Gordon Ramsey Pastry chef Alastair Wise will be bring inventive sundaes made from soft serve, local ingredients and imagination to The Taste. Try the Amy Winehouse, Breaking Bad or the Fat Elvis, which involves bacon marmalade and French toast ‘gravel’!

NEWCOMERS

Karjalanpiirakka – Karjalanpiirakka is a Finnish pie made with crispy rye crust filled with rice, and originates from the eastern part of Finland called Karelia. Offered this year for the first time at the Taste of Tasmania, these Karjalanpiirakka are handmade by Nanna Bayer, a local ceramicist. This is nannas first food stall, and the pies will be accompanied by a special Finnish birch leaf detox drink.

Iraqi kubba – Run by Nagham Al-Knani and her daughters, Iraqi kubba is a beef filled potato and rice dumpling, fried and served with traditional Iraqi salad and sauces. Nagham has lived in Hobart for over 10 years but this will be her first stall at The Taste.

Pikelets and Dreamz – This is owner Gilly’s first year at The Taste managing her own stall, but Gilly grew-up at The Taste making blueberry pancakes for her families business Huon Choice berries who were at the first ever taste of Tasmania and throughout the first festival. This year Gilly is partnering with Angus and Ewen from The Spirit People and together they will be making pikelets with “hyper-local” produce.

Circle of Life – Premiering at The Taste ahead of its official opening in February, 2019, Circle of Life is the next offering from The Pilgrim group offering specialised coffee and delicious fresh donuts.

Afghani Bolani – A family business started during a trial market stall program run by the Migrant Resource Centre. The first solo stall that sells potato and leek, stuffed and fried flat-bread. A traditional Afghani street food.

FESTIVAL FAVOURITES

Lost Pippin and the Lamb Baa – Come along and enjoy estate grown prime lamb and own farmed grains with house made Pear and apple ciders and freshly made salad pairings.

Waji – He’s back! Waji serves huge and very popular platters groaning with Tassie seafood prepared in a variety of cooking styles and flavours.

Bertas Creamery and Milkbar – Berta’s Creamery & Milkbar with Valhalla has been showcasing Tasmania’s popular Valhalla Ice Cream at The Taste of Tasmania since 2011. Don’t miss these super popular ice-creams in specialty cones, served from 3 stall fronts on Castray.

Josef Chromy – Started at The Taste festival in 2006 and for 12 years have been showcasing their diverse variety of sparkling, red & white wines. This year, Josef Chromy are festival supporters of The Taste and can be found in the ‘The Atrium by Josef Chromy’.

Valle Nella Bocca – The team from Hobart’s much loved Italian Pantry teams up with local farmer and chef, Will Chapman and Lawrenny Distillery to make handmade filled pasta’s and anti-pasto platters inspired by the premium distilled products of Lawrenny estate.

DRINKS

Seven Sheds – In a Taste exclusive Seven Sheds will be releasing their Platypus 400 milestone brew, their 400th brew in 10+ years, made from locally grown hemp seeds.

Paradise Island x Brian Wine – Pick up a refreshing summer drink like no other, Beer wine, which is 51% beer blended with wine. A unique paring many won’t be able to pass up!

Spirit People – Well known for creating delicious bespoke cocktails at a range of events, Spirit People are releasing their first production of distilled products at The Taste, including schnapps made from Jerusalem artichokes!!

Winsome Spirits – Brian was a scientist at the CSIRO but now his ultimate goal is to create a series of unique absinthe’s that are based on the five rivers of the Greek underworld. Two absinthes made from herbs in his lower Longley garden and Tasmanian saffron will be available to try at The Taste.

Rukkus Fried Chicken – A local ethical fried chicken restaurant, this year Rukkus are adding a house made strawberry soda to their menu as they make their premiere at The Taste festival.

Tassie Can Bar: Showcasing all the small-batch, craft brews available across the state of Tasmania (and one cider!). Everything comes in a can, proudly brought to The Taste by T-bone brewing company.

EXOTIC AND RARE FARE

palawa kipli – palawa kipli will be serving up Aboriginal inspired street food. One of their dishes (paruwi) will include crickets from local edible insect supplier Rebel Foods.

Paradise Island – Catch Paradise Island serving up a Caribbean themed menu using fermented and foraged foods and handmade fresh tortillas, fresh reggae beats blasting on the decks and wine on tap. A new business from a local team including Adam James from Rough Rice, Tassie’s fermenting guru.

Tassie Small Fruits – Supporting over 10 local growers with their stall, Small Tassie Fruits will offer up many varieties of small fruits people may never have seen including golden raspberries, gooseberries, tayberries and black currants, red currants and white currants (which are quite rare)

Provenance coffee – Travelling to The Taste from Launceston, make sure to stop by Provenance Coffee for one of their nitro brewed iced single origin roasted coffee, on tap.

Lauds – Lauds offer up plant based, dairy and lactose free cheeses. Lauds are also showcasing their range of dairy and lactose free cheeses in a variety of dishes. Think Mac ‘n’ cheese sticks, Tasmanian truffle and plant based cheese toastie. Foodies can also buy platters of their plant based cheeses.

Full list of stallholders can be found here: www.thetasteoftasmania.com.au/stallholders

For the best seat in the house The Taste of Tasmania offer reserved seating for visitors wanting a guaranteed seat amongst the action. With three, four hour long, sessions on offer each day, reserved seating costs $25 and is located in a prime waterfront location.

This year the Children’s and Families program takes place throughout the entire Taste Festival site and is humming with free activities for all the family. Move to the rhythm of the beat in cultural dance and drumming workshops, get physical with circus and acrobats, little ones create with art play and there’s fantasy face painting for all ages. For the active ones try your hand at cricket, tennis or soccer or jump into a Zorb ball, take part in bike and board demos and test your skills on the skate ramp.

There’s no need to run away with the circus, kids can just head to The Circus Drop Zone and learn circus skills daily. For something more hands off, kids can sit back and enjoy the acrobatic storytelling of Hazel Suitcase Circus or laugh out loud and be bewildered at The Little Big Adventure Stage with short snappy performances for the whole family.

For the trendsetters, Unicorn Manes will be providing free out of this world haircuts and styles for those young and young at heart, there’s no better way to end the year or begin the next then with a totally new do!

As the sun begins to set, settle in with the family for The Taste’s FREE twilight cinema. In honour of the Taste’s 30th birthday the twilight cinema will be showing some great classics from the 80s. Travel Back to the Future with Marty McFly and Doc Brown, escape to a fantastical world in The NeverEnding Story, phone home with E.T. wax on wax off with The Karate Kid, enjoy detention in The Breakfast Club or let Wesley and princess buttercup tell you a tale of love and adventure in The Princess Bride.

Every night of the Festival a headline performance from some of Australia’s best party bands play main-stage including: four times ARIA nominated powerhouse Mojo Juju, acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan with rhythm combo The PutBacks, blazing funk-party band S.O.T, 10 piece latin explosion Son del Sur, the raucous New Orleans inspired Jazz Party and the most exciting new RnB artist in Australia, Kaiit.

In addition, there will be three special, never-to-be-repeated performances when The Taste present 1988, a wonder-band that fulfils all those 80’s hair, fashion and smash hit fantasies. Made especially as a love letter to 30 years of Taste, this glorious over-the-top tribute show, promises to surf the biggest FM radio waves that 1988 served up.

The program of free circus and street performances is set to dazzle minds and astound with a lineup of incredible artists set to rock The Taste. Gag hags will love Australia’s favourite comedic daredevil Ernesto The Magnifico whose addiction to danger will have them in stitches. For those with nerves of steel catch some of the hair raising shows by Extreme Bicycle Stunts or contortionist and sideshow extraordinaire Samora Squid and be amazed by one of the world’s elite street performers Shep Huntly.

Test out dance moves with the steam powered mobile nightclub-slash/time machine Gramophone Man playing all the best pre-WWII Shellac or witness the singing gentleman-adventurer and one man band extraordinaire ‘Uptown Brown’ and his “Goodtimes Gyratorscope”, a musical machine which permits an athletic fellow to play multiple instruments at once.

As night descends on the Waterfront, wander the streets trading secrets or jokes with the live comedic installation Talking Lamposts; catch some fire and flag twirling accompanied by the ancient Japanese rhythms of the Taiko Drum ensemble; or revel in wonder at the internationally-acclaimed dancer and 2014’s Miss Burlesque Australia, Zelia Rose, who returns to Australia after three hugely successful back-to-back American tours with headlining burlesque legend Dita Von Teese.

For an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience make sure not to miss The Taste’s New Year’s Eve Speakeasy Ball – a special, once-in-a-lifetime event to celebrate the 30th birthday. As the Festival enters its thirties, revisit the world of the roaring twenties – an era iconic for its high-octane entertainment, carefree fun and wild parties – right in the heart of Hobart! The Speakeasy Ball is proud to present a line-up of dazzling performances, from top Aussie musicians, giant brass bands and bold burlesque!

The awe-inspiring night features a stellar ten-piece band, led by ARIA-winning composer and pianist, Barney McAll, with an incredible array of guest singers including: Tex Perkins (The Cruel Sea), Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi), Monique Brumby, Mojo Juju and Loretta Miller (Jazz Party).

The Taste of Tasmania is the not-to-be-missed summer event, where the culture of gourmet food and beverages converge with awe-inspiring activities, markets, movies, and music in one of Australia’s most breathtaking regions.

Entry to The Taste of Tasmania is FREE, with premium events (including New Year’s Eve) being ticketed.

Source: The Taste of Tasmania


The world's first 'quarry hotel' opens in Shanghai

One of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the grand opening of InterContinental® Shanghai Wonderland, the 200th InterContinental hotel making InterContinental Hotels & Resorts the world’s largest luxury hotel brand. Developed by Shimao Group and managed by IHG, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a luxury hotel masterfully built into the side wall of a formerly abandoned quarry in Southwestern Shanghai.

Stretching 88 metres underground, the hotel was nominated as one of the architectural wonders of the world by the National Geographic Channel’s MegaStructures series due to its pioneering architectural design.

Founded in 1946 by aviation pioneer, Juan Trippe, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts have been on the forefront of luxury hospitality industry for decades with a portfolio of 200 hotels and resorts in stunning locations around the world. To celebrate reaching 200 destinations, the InterContinental brand partnered with London-based contemporary artist Alexander Hall, also known under the alias Haut de Gamme©, to create a stunning art installation, commemorating the milestone.

The art installation is made from 200 champagne bottles individually hand-painted by Alexander Hall in his bright and energetic drip-style, with unique artwork on each bottle inspired by each destination. The finished bottles are suspended together in a stunning oeuvre to reveal the number ‘200’.

The new-build InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland combines the brand’s signature luxury with revolutionary design at a wonderfully unique location, creating an unprecedented experience. Located at Sheshan Mountain Range, this new hotel is mostly subterranean, with two floors above ground and 16 below ground, including two floors underwater. Individually designed to best reflect both modern elegance and the unique features of the quarry’s landscape, all 336 rooms and suites provide ample, luxury living spaces with spectacular views of waterfalls and the surrounding cliffs.

The stunning underwater loft offers two awe-inspiring levels: the landing deck at water level houses the outdoor terrace and living room, whilst the underwater bedrooms are encased within a turquoise aquarium where guests will be surrounded by the schools of fish that swim by. All hotel rooms on the bottom floor are provided with around-the-clock butler service to ensure a truly hassle-free stay experience and keep guests feeling truly pampered.

Continuing the brand’s dedication to providing high standards of guest service and delivering captivating destination experiences, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland offers services and facilities signature to the InterContinental brand. The award-winning InterContinental Concierge adopts the brand’s “In-the-Know” approach and features a series of curated experiences to help guests discover the beauty and charm of the destination.

Located right above water level in the hotel’s rock quarry architecture, the Club InterContinental lounge offers an exclusive venue for social gatherings and business meetings, and a range of exclusive services and benefits for its guests.

Ms. Lin Wang, CMO of Greater China, IHG, said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Shimao Group again to open InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland – an architectural masterpiece which is a wonder and beauty in the global hospitality industry.

IHG has maintained staggering growth since entering the Chinese market in 1984, and the opening of InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland marks a significant milestone in our development strategy and further enhances our luxury portfolio in China. With its exceptional experiences and personalised services, the hotel is ready to welcome guests to a world of alluring luxury and natural wonder, inviting everyone to live and enjoy the InterContinental life.”

As the world’s first and largest international luxury travel hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels and Resorts have been delighting guests with new international destinations for decades – from historic buildings to city landmarks and immersive resorts in every corner of the globe. Celebrating the brand DNA of service, sophistication and style, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland will create unprecedented hospitality experiences for guests and stand out as a must-visit destination for visitors to the financial capital of China.

Founded in 1946 by aviation pioneer, Juan Trippe, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is today the world’s largest luxury hotel brand. The brand has a history of pioneering luxury travel – by the end of the 1960s, the brand had debuted in Europe and Asia, reaching almost all four corners of the globe. From 1946 to 1970, Juan Trippe opened more than 60 hotels in 50 countries – at a time when the fastest transcontinental communication device was the telephone and the telegram.

Source: Intercontinental Hotel Shanghai Wonderland