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The property is slated to open in the second half of 2017, and like all Swire hotels it will be located within a mixed-use development. A joint venture with Hong Kong Resorts, it will be just off Nanjing Road in "the heart of downtown," said Brian Williams, managing director of Swire Hotels.
Disney CEO Bob Iger joined Chinese politicians in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 963-acre theme park in Shanghai ’s Pudong district.
The $5.5 billion resort, Walt Disney Co.’s first on mainland China, began three days of grand-opening festivities Tuesday and will officially open to the public on Thursday.
Two weeks after the carrier quietly halted its plans for a June 16 launch, it now plans to commence the service on Sept. 1 instead.
The airline said it is still in dialogue with Chinese aviation authorities about the service.
The Chinese carrier will compete against United’s daily service and American’s weekend-only service.
The one-day event in Shanghai will bring hundreds of travel agents and cruise industry leaders together for networking, learning and discussion about the rapidly growing cruise market in China.
The 963-acre park, owned by Walt Disney Co. and Shanghai Shendi Group, will include six themed lands centered around the Enchanted Storybook Castle.
For a room with a view and all of the luxurious perks to match, the property delivers exemplary service set against the backdrop of art deco-inspired design that pays homage to the city's rich architectural history.