The conversion of a luxury boutique hotel in a historical district of Shanghai into a multi-storey flagship retail outlet will be the first project to be tackled by China Xintiandi, a commercial property unit to be spun off by Hong Kong-listed Shui On Land.Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 5:20am
Opened in October last year, the Langham Xintiandi says its MICE business is significantly moving in a positive direction. 'Since the opening, we have handled several MICE events, each taking around 100 rooms.6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Shanghai-based fashion designer Qiu Hao is often hailed as one of the most avant-garde on the mainland. But other than his clean-shaven scalp, there doesn't seem anything too radical about his appearance.15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
HNA Group's plan to take an 85 per cent stake in two luxury hotel towers in Shanghai could be stymied by Vincent Lo Hong-shui, a minority shareholder, who says he has the 'right of first refusal' on the properties.
Lo's Shui On Private Group has a 15 per cent stake in the project and he says he is still considering whether to exercise his right to launch a buyout.14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
Rampant urban renewal in Shanghai has come at the cost of destroying much of the city's architectural heritage, but the local government is now trying to preserve the iconic sites and districts that have survived.11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
Shui On Land's recent sale of luxury flats in Shanghai's upmarket Xintiandi district has proved popular with Hong Kong buyers, indicating restored property investor confidence in the city earmarked to become the nation's international financial hub.30 May 2009 - 12:00am
France seems to be the preferred destination for fleeing mainland bureaucrats, with the second revelation in as many days of a grass-roots level mainland official apparently seeking shelter overseas.23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
Once referred to as the Paris of the East, Shanghai still benefits from the French touch, at least in some of its best restaurants and cafes. With careful planning the dedicated epicure can easily sample the best: forget about the effect this may have on your hips, you'll easily walk it off with the excellent shopping the city has to offer.
Le Platane14 May 2008 - 12:00am
Justin Quek, who won accolades as the chef at Les Amis, in Singapore (and before that, was private chef for the French ambassador in the Lion City), before leaving to establish La Petite Cuisine in Taipei, has opened three restaurants in Shanghai. La Plantane (top right; at 373 Huangpi South Road, near Xingye Road, tel: 86 21 5383 2998) is in a restored, stone gate house.9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Seagull inspired charge into mainland property
With a HK$100,000 loan from his father, Vincent Lo Hong-sui has built a multibillion-dollar property and construction empire.19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am