Published Saturday, May 25, 19 | By PaulvHill
No country on earth is developing hotels at a faster speed than China. For the past two decades, the nation has seen a craze of construction, with the utmost of the major international brands now represented in the world’s most crowded nation. It is all good news for the self-governing traveler, meaning greater choice and, with some careful research, the opportunity to stay in a brand-new five-star hotel at sweetly priced opening rates. In the nation’s two most famous cities — the capital, Beijing, and the commercial center, Shanghai, almost every month sees the opening of a new hotel; the higher end of the market frequently caters to local officials and travelers rather than just visitors from across, as the population becomes more wealthy and more transient.