The Peninsula China

The Peninsula

'I feel like a million dollars!' became the immortal first impression of a lady walking through the corridors of The Peninsula at the inauguration on 11 December 1928. After several delays, The Peninsula was officially opened f...

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People’s Grand Hotel Xian

One of the finest hotels in South East Asia In April 2014 the People's  Grand Hotel Xi'an reopened after the most extensive renovation in its history. Once the first grand hotel of the modern People's Republic, it is today one of...

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Astor Hotel China

Astor Hotel

Herbert Hoover, president of the U.S., and a onetime Tientsin resident during the Boxer rebellion, called Tienstin an universal city, "like a world in miniature with all nationalities, all architectural styles, all kitchens." Famous for the "Trea...

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The New Hotel China

The New Hotel

Hangzhou is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the People's Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. Located 180 kilometres (112m) southwest of Shanghai, the entire Hangzhou Region had a registered populatio...

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Beijing Hotel China

Beijing Hotel

The Grand Hotel Beijing has a splendid history, indeed. It was built at times when Beijing was Peking (or Pékin), and an imperial city, ruled - with interruptions - by the Emperor of China for more or less 900 years. The city was ‘a cit...

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Peace China

Peace

The 12-storey Peace Hotel, built in the Gothic style of the Chicago School, first opened as Cathay Hotel in 1929 and assumed its modern name in 1956. The new Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai is set to reopen in 2010. It will be managed on behalf of Jin ...

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Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong China

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

The Mandarin is the Hong Kong father of the Mandarin Oriental Group. In Bangkok this "father" merged with "mother" The Oriental Hotel. Here they merged and formed the Mandarin Oriental Group, one of the most successful luxury hotel groups of contempo...

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Astor House  (Pujiang Hotel) China

Astor House (Pujiang Hotel)

The Astor House certainly bears a great name. The first electric light in China was lit here, the first telephone call was made from the hotel and the first Chinese stock exchange was founded right here. Among the many VIPs Charlie Chaplin and Bertra...

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Indochine 1923/1924. The construction of a 55-room hotel in Phnom Penh was proposed, with Ernest Hébrard as architect. A visionary planner,...Read More

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The Galle Face Hotel was established in 1864, five years before the Suez Canal came into operation. A journey through the Suez Canal was a...Read More