Thursday, July 29, 2010

China's hotel star ranking system under increased scrutiny

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Xiamen is becoming more and more international , I just heard Star Bucks is opeing two stores in Xiamen soon.   More international hotel brands are not strange to people in Xiamen .   And here is one article from China Daily talking about China's hotel status , interesting :

BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhuanet) -- China is planning to accelerate a mechanism with which to strip poorly run hotels of their star rankings in order to protect the image of all the 15,000 star-rated hotels across the country, a top tourism official said on Monday.

Anonymous customers' opinions will be considered for the first time along with those of industry experts when evaluating a star-rated hotel's qualification, said Du Jiang, deputy head of the National Tourism Administration of China.

Hotels already endowed with a star status will be subject to quality checkups every three years, instead of the current five year period aimed at identifying problems and fixing them, he said.

The news came days after the announcement that the Hilton Chongqing was to be stripped of its five-star status for reportedly permitting a venue for prostitution to operate on its premises.

The announcement, posted on the administration's website last Friday, said the hotel's actions have "seriously damaged the image of China's star-rated hotels and generated a bad influence".

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Classic Music in Xiamen , Bit More Added to Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra , August

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Almost forget to tell you that there are free concert tickets this month end till beggining of August ,

Got the news from ,  The 5th Gulangyu Piano Festival & National Youth Piano Competition kicked off 26th July to 4th August.

9 concerts will be held during the piano festival. According to the organizing committee, they will give out 660 free tickets to the public.

The 9 concerts are:

1. Concert by Young Musicians born in the 80s from Gulangyu Island: 19:30, 24th July, 2010
2. Opening concert of 5th Gulangyu Piano Festival: 19:30, 26th July 22, 2010
3. Joseph Banowetz Piano Recital: 19:30, 27th July 22, 2010
4. David D’or Vocal Concert: 19:30, 28th July 22, 2010
5. Piano Concert by Zhou leping and Zhou Leting: 19:30, 29th July, 2010
6. Gala Concert of the 2nd National Youth Piano Competition Amateur Group: 14:30, 30th July, 2010
7. Final of National Youth Piano Competition Professional Group 1: 19:30, 2nd August, 2010
8. Final of National Youth Piano Competition Professional Group 2: 19:30, 3rd August, 2010
9. Gala Concert of the 2nd National Youth Piano Competition Professional Group: 14:30, 4th July, 2010

The public can get the tickets at Gulangyu Music Hall from 9:00-11:00 & 15:00-17:00 on 23rd July, ticket booking hotline is: 0592-2065466, 2571090, every one can get 2 tickets.
For August , in Xiamen there will be one more exciting concert to attend , that is the Chinese Valentine's Day Concert ,  August 15 .

It was such a beautiful story about two lovers who has only a chance to meet each other on 7th of July of Lunar Calendar as a punishment to against lord of earth.  The day happens to fall on 16th Aug  this year and the concert is on 15th of Aug.  There are so many wonderful  lover's  solos here , the most important , is Xiao Ma, the first countertenor of China.  He is someone many of you may know him from his popular video clips on the internet, in particularly, the piece he palyed as Cherubino in a modern version of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (the Marriage of Figaro). 'He is the national treasure of China,' commented The Chicago Tribune.

The concert covers both classic Opera solos and Chinese Lovers’ songs ,  Can't miss it!
'Double 7' Chinese Valentine's Day Concert
Date:     2010-08-15
Location:      Concert Hall of Xiamen International Conference Hall
Conductor:      Fu Renchang
Performance:      Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra
Falsetto Tenor:Xiao Ma
Tenor:          Gao Chuan
selections : 'West City Story' ,' Romeo and Juliet', < Voi che sapete che cosa e amor? > from 'Le Nozze di Figaro', < Una furtiva lagrima > from 'L'elisir D'amore', < Nessun Dorma! > from 'Turandot'  and many more

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The First Armani Hotel , Part of the World's Highest Skyscraper

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Back in the good old days, it was enough for a billionaire designer at the top of his or her game to own a super-yacht, a private island, a Manhattan penthouse, a Tuscan villa and a chalet in Gstaad.

Not any more. To truly be a 21st century, global lifestyle superstar you need to own a hotel, as well.

-----Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director of said so

Here is the first Armani Hotel in the world ,   located in Burj  Khalifa , tallest skycrapper

The Arabic meaning for the word Burj is 'tower', which is why the Burj Khalifa is also known as the 'Tower of Dubai'. The Burj Khalifa was built at an estimated cost of $1.5bn.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Marina Bay Sands, New Giant of Hotel World 2010

People talk about the hotels,   from here , Xiamen to  the world , the most luxury ones , Burj Al Arab , the Emirates Palace Hotel and etc.     What happened in 2010 , the new giant of the hotel world , the Marina Bay Sands ? From mouth to mouth , it is the hottest one of our time , now.

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion (US$5.7 billion), including cost of the prime land.

It  features a 2,560-room hotel, a 120,000 sq.m. convention-exhibition center, The Shoppes mall, an Art & Science museum, two Sands Theatres, six "celebrity chef" restaurants, two floating pavilions, a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340m-long SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m.

The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) integrated resort celebrated its opening on 23Jun,2010 with a lavish bash, but not before its owner made an even more glittering prediction: Just as the resort's towers have transformed the skyline, the IR will 'forever change' Singapore's image and give the country's tourism industry a major fillip.

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson called the US$5.7 billion (S$7.92 billion) facility a game-changer for tourism here, and added that after all is said and done, he expects between 125,000 and 150,000 people to visit it each day, a record for parent company Las Vegas Sands' (LVS) properties worldwide.

Don't look down: A guest swims in the infinity pool of the Skypark that tops the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers - 55 storeys over the city of Singapore

Grand Millennium Beijing Hotel receives 5-Star Rating

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C) added another star to its premiere ‘Grand Millennium’ brand today, with the official 5-star accreditation of the Grand Millennium Beijing. The accreditation not only cements the hotel' s promise of world class accommodation to guests, but also reinforces M&C’s standing at the forefront of the Chinese hospitality industry.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Swire Coca Cola JJ Texas Golf Scramble 2010 Xiamen Highlights

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Never to say anything more , would rather let all these pictuers tell you the 2nd Swire Coca Cola JJ Texas Golf Scramble 2010 Xiamen Highlights. Last Saturday , ( 26Jun,2010) , a non-stop Golf fun plus night party in JJ bar in Xiamen wrote down all the fun and laughters you can have in your life.

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