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You Can Thank a Chinese Airline for Brussels' Next 5-Star Hotel

Where: Brussels, Belgium
January 27, 2012 at 4:03 PM | by | Comment (1)


The HNA Resort Sanya (obviously not Brussels)

Hotels and airlines—two peas in a pod, or occasionally, the same pea. Airlines that have successfully spun off hotel chains are many; off the top of our head we can name Pan Am (Intercontinental Hotels), SAS (Rezidor/SAS) and Icelandair (IcelandAir Hotels). One that's lesser known, however is the Asian carrier Hainan Airlines and their chain of "business hotels" throughout China. They're 40-something in number, so it's not a boutique venture or anything; Hainan is serious and the good Tripadvisor reviews of their properties reflect this.

Naturally the next step is to make a big move towards a luxury development in a city outside of Asia. In Hainan's case, that city will be Brussels, Belgium.

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