Monday, 29 April 2019

Finnair to fly to Guangzhou, China year-round as of winter 2019

Finnair extends its seasonal Guangzhou route to year-round operations and will operate between Helsinki and Guangzhou with two weekly frequencies during winter season 2019/2020. Finnair launched its Guangzhou route as a summer route in 2016, and as of this spring, will serve the route with its new Airbus A350 aircraft, adding both passenger and cargo capacity to the route.  

“The extension of the operating season of our Guangzhou route is a logical next step in our Asian strategy”, says Christian Lesjak, SVP, Network and resource management, Finnair. “Travel between Finnair’s Chinese destinations and Europe is increasing, and we are happy now to be able to offer year-round operations to our passengers and cargo customers.”  

Finnair also moves to the new Terminal 2 in Guangzhou. Terminal 2 is optimised and designed for smooth transfer traffic, and this move also will support the planned codeshare collaboration between Finnair and China Southern, who offers extensive domestic connections from Guangzhou onwards.  

Finnair flies between Guangzhou and Helsinki with four weekly frequencies in the summer season and two weekly frequencies in the winter season. Finnair serves seven destinations – Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xi´an and Hong Kong in Greater China, and will in summer season 2019 operate up to 42 weekly frequencies to China from its Helsinki hub.  

Where to stay in Guangzhou...

Langham Place Guangzhou.

Langham Place, Guangzhou is located adjacent to the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre and offers easy access to nearby transportation stations and a host of city hotspots. Exemplifying modern arts with cutting-edge design, the hotel consists of 500 stylish and contemporary guestrooms with an expansive cityscape and views of the Pearl River. The hotel offers discerning travellers elegant hospitality, luxurious accommodation, extensive catering and meeting facilities spanning over 5,000sq m (53,000sq ft), five restaurants and bars, the best fitness centre and signature Chuan Spa.

Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou

Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou is located adjacent to the Canton Fair with less than 1-minute walking distance to Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center. Surrounded by lush gardens on an island in the Pearl River, the hotel's 704 guestrooms offer amazing views through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the nearby Pearl River and the greenery on the other side. The hotel offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi and broadband internet access in all guestrooms and public areas.

The Shangri-La offers a variety of dining options from East to West put together by award-winning chefs. Traditional Thai and fusion dishes are cooked up with imported herbs and spices at coolThai. Nadaman offers up the renowned menu of its worldwide Japanese fine dining chain.  Summer Palace offers a selection of Asian favourites and contemporary international cuisine is available from the food-theatre-style WOK TOO Cafe which provides both a la carte and buffet. Diners at the WOK TOO Cafe can eat inside the main dining hall, out in the garden or in one of the private dining rooms. Guests looking to eat Western cuisine can also head to il Forno, the hotel's Italian restaurant. Guests relaxing in the lush gardens around the outdoor swimming pool can indulge in a tropical cocktail or a light snack at the Poolside Bar & Grill. Live jazz performances accompany snacks and cocktails, coffee or afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge. When night falls, guests can roll up to the Lift Bar on the second floor and enjoy drinks and snacks while looking out over the gardens and river. The flowing shape of this Guangzhou hotel's outdoor pool is lined by a tropical garden, giving guests a relaxing getaway from the hustle of bustling "Canton," and an indoor pool is also available.

Holiday Inn Guangzhou

Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu located in the historical cultural district of Liwan, where Guangzhou of yesteryear mixed with today's vibrant modern age. In the midst of this hustle and bustle area, you will find a sanctuary in the Holiday Inn where you can unwind, recharge and be yourself in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.  Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu has 277 spacious and comfortable luxury rooms. There is also a fitness centre on the top floor, sauna and other activities and facilities for leisure in the outdoor sky swimming pool. Two different styles of Chinese and Western restaurants serving traditional Cantonese and international cuisines which are highly recommended. 

Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich

Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich is strategically located in Tianhe, the most dynamic financial and commercial district of Guangzhou, the hotel is less than a kilometre away from city landmark CITIC Square and a five minutes drive from Guangzhou East Railway Station, the transportation hub connecting Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Facilities include 493 spectacular Paris style decor rooms and suites, all overlooking TianHe trendy skyline and are spacious and fully equipped. The hotel has 5 innovative bars and restaurants which will delight all tastebuds and there is an extensive range of recreational facilities from SoSpa, SoFit 24-hour fitness centre to an indoor pool enjoying a panoramic view. This is a great hotel for the price and in a good location that it is ideal for both leisure and business travel. 

Conrad Guangzhou

Conrad Guangzhou has a total of 309 rooms and suites. Average room size of 49 sqm with floor-to-ceiling windows, all suites and most of the guest rooms with panoramic river view, including 48-inch LED TV with digital entertainment system, Double queen beds room, combinable rooms options available, motion sensor power system, Nespresso coffee and shoes dryer. The hotel is stylish, comfortable and a refreshing place to stay and super friendly staff.  Great food at 

Dongfang Hotel

Dongfang Hotel is in a good location with easy access to transport links and hubs.  It has good sized rooms with basic facilities. The refurbished rooms are the ones to go for as the older ones are distinctly shabby and best avoided. Fairly cheap rates. 

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