China Travel: New Luxury Hotel, Bogger-Guided Tours

China Travel: New Luxury Hotel, Bogger-Guided Tours

Published 11/11/2019 at 12:33 AM PDT


(Portland, Oregon) – Those in Oregon (or anywhere else, really) looking to travel to China in the next year or two have some new options coming up. One is a major luxury hotel and the other a set of intriguing guided tours.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Galaxy Entertainment Group, to develop a new Andaz property in Macau, China. The hotel, expected to open in the first half of 2021 as part of the ever-expanding Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, will mark the entry of the Andaz brand into Macau.

Andaz Macau will comprise over 700 rooms and suites, an Andaz Lounge, a bar and restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an indoor pool. The hotel is directly connected to Galaxy International Convention Center and 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena with a dedicated private lounge catering to large Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions (MICE) groups. The hotel is also part of the Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, providing guests easy access to 11.8 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of unique entertainment, shopping with over 200 world renowned luxury brands, leisure attractions and more than 120 dining options.

Andaz, meaning ‘personal style’ in Hindi, encapsulates the brand’s passion to connect with its guests and to experience the world through their eyes, and it also speaks to the uniqueness of the brand’s properties. From New York to London to Shanghai, and most recently to Seoul, Andaz hotels and resorts are known to stimulate the senses through distinctively local and authentic experiences. Rather than merely visit a destination, guests are invited to truly engage and connect with the surrounding locale and culture.

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Award-winning travel blogger, author and international tour planner Talek Nantes of has announced the upcoming Travels with Talek China Cultural Tour, taking place April 11 through 19, 2020. Visiting both the local and must-see places in Shanghai, Xi’an, and Beijing, the tour is an opportunity for travelers to see the country’s most spectacular sights, taste the local cuisine and experience the majesty of the Middle Kingdom with an experienced guide throughout the trip.

The tour will feature, among many others, visits to the Great Wall of China, Beijing’s Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experiences will include travel in an overnight train from Shanghai to Xi’an, sampling amazing food at China’s famous night markets, learning how to make authentic Chinese dumplings from an expert cook, and so much more.

Included in the tour is:

- Airport pick-up
- 8 nights of accommodations (hotel, overnight train, guest house)
- All admission fees unless otherwise stated
- All local transportation to scheduled activities
- Fully dedicated experienced guide throughout the trip
- Meals, as noted in the itinerary, including those with local Chinese families

Space will be limited to an intimate group. To learn more about the tour and download the itinerary, visit