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  • InterContinental partners with Baidu to introduce AI hotel rooms2018-07-08

    On Wednesday, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)announced that it has cooperated with Baidu Inc to launch several AI smart rooms at its hotel in Sanlitun, located in Beijing's Chaoyang district. The Global Times tested out the AI-activated speaker placed in the hotel room - developed by Baidu's DuerOS Platform - and found that guests can ask the smart assistant for basic information, such as th...
  • Alibaba-backed Shiji acquires founders shares of SnapShot2018-07-08

    Alibaba-backed hotel technology firm Shiji announced that it has acquired the shares of SnapShot’s founders to "increase commitment to SnapShot vision of a hospitality data platform". Shiji acquired a majority stake in SnapShot in 2016, holding 69.07% of SnapShot's stock equity at the time. ...
  • Airline tech firm TripStack raises $6M, aims to connect OTA and LCC2018-06-30

    Led by John Boguslawski, CEO, TripStack is launching a new suite of travel tech products designed to provide Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) with access to many Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) and “Virtual Interline” fares. “With the rise of the LCC market, now representing 30% of all airline tickets sold, many LCC fares are not being offered via the traditional online distribution channels. TripStack i...
  • Tencent, Tourism Vancouver align for China marketing deal2018-06-29

    WeChat parent Tencent and Tourism Vancouver launched a marketing partnership to promote Vancouver to Chinese travelers. The multi-year partnership will see Tourism Vancouver gain preferred access to mobile tech, big data insights and media platforms including the Tencent-owned WeChat app, which has one billion active users. As part of the launch, Tencent Travel unveiled Canada's first official We...
  • Hotel vending machine supplier MoBianLi raises $1.85 million in funding2018-06-23

    Hotel vending machine producer MoBianLi told Lieyunwang.com that it has obtained RMB 12 million (USD 1.85 million) in a January angel round of financing from undisclosed investors. The funds will be used to develop production lines and IT technology. MoBianLi produces smart micro vending machines for adult products in hotel rooms. With an independent technical team, it has developed a management ...
  • Ctrip CEO Jane Sun appointed member of the board of media portal iQIYI2018-06-18

    iQIYI, an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, announced changes to its board composition. Ms. Jane Jie Sun, the chief executive officer and a director of Ctrip, has been appointed as an independent director and a member of the audit committee of the board of directors of the Company. Dr. Haifeng Wang, senior vice president of Baidu and general manager of Baidu's AI...
  • Yachting holidaymakers to ride on China’s latest open-door policy2018-06-13

    Foreigners seeking medical treatment, lawyers from Hong Kong and Macau and holidaymakers cruising on their own yachts will have easier entry to China under Beijing’s plan to open up its “service trade”, as the country comes under pressure to open up its economy. As part of a two-year “pilot plan” from July 1, the central government is allowing 16 Chinese cities from Beijing to Shenzhen, and ...
  • British Airways looks to add more connections for Chinese travelers2018-06-10

    China Daily interviewed Noella Ferns, executive vice-president for China & the Philippines, British Airways. What are the biggest achievements in China since the introduction of the reform and opening-up policy 40 years ago? As an airline operator that has been flying to the Chinese mainland for nearly 40 years, we have seen increasing numbers of Chinese people traveling overseas and experienci...
  • hailand's Minor to buy stake in Europe hotel chain from China's HNA2018-06-07

    Minor International will buy European hotel operator NH Hotel Group in a deal set to more than triple the Thai company's hotel network to around 540 locations. Minor said Wednesday it will acquire roughly 25% of NH Hotel's outstanding shares by September from Chinese conglomerate HNA. This will raise Minor's stake in the Spain-based group to 34.7% from 9%, replacing HNA as the top shareholder. M...
  • Airbnb founders go it alone in China after refusing Tujia's merger offer2018-06-02

    Airbnb’s founders were moments away from merging their China business with local competitor Tujia in January 2017. Executives and investors spent hours hashing out a deal. Preliminary term sheets were drawn up. Then in the final hour of negotiations, Airbnb pulled out. Sixteen months later, the decision still rankles investors and has further emboldened Chinese rivals, according to people close ...

Guangzhou Chimelong Hotel

The Chimelong Hotel (Guangzhou Changlong Jiudian) is located inside the Chimelong Paradise Resort area, a few blocks east of the Xinguang expressway in the Panyu district of Guangzhou. The resort includes thousands of acres of ecologically protected forests, a water park, safari park, international circus, live animal island area and Hakka-style walled village. It is about eight blocks from a subway station and 60 kilometers from Baiyun International Airport. The hotel features 1,500 guest rooms and suites, equipped with high-speed internet, 37 inch LCD cable televisions, balconies, mini-bars, coffee/tea making facilities, bottled water, 24-hour butler service and in-room safes. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers. Non-smoking floors, handicapped accessible rooms and room service are available.