Jing Daily’s China Luxury Brief

Welcome to Jing Daily’s China Luxury Brief: the day’s top news on the business of luxury and culture in China, all in one place. Look below for the top stories for December 5, 2013.

1. China’s Consumers Are Traveling More And Drinking Less With Top Homegrown Brands


(Millward Brown)

“Growing Chinese incomes and more leisure time are benefiting Chinese travel companies, but not wine and spirits brands, according to market research firm Millward Brown’s new BrandZ To 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands report for 2014.”

[Jing Daily]

2. Chinese Spending In Britain Surges

Can a new PR strategy and luxury shopping beat visa restrictions in luring Chinese travelers to London?

“According to official British statistics, Chinese visitors in Britain spent 181 million pounds in the first half of 2013, up 132 percent year on year.”

[China Daily]


3. JLR Strikes Chinese Deal Worth 4.5 Bn Pounds

Jaguar's XJ debuted last year in China. Would a locally produced version sell even better?


“Jaguar Land Rover, the profit-driving subsidiary of Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile company, has signed a new agreement to provide 100,000 cars to China collectively worth 4.5 billion pounds (Rs 46,000 crore) over the next year.”

[Business Standard]

4. Dusit Signs Yunnan Hot Spring Resort



“Scheduled to open in 2016, the Dusit Devarana Dianchi Lake Kunming will be located 25 minutes’ drive from Kunming, Yunnan’s provincial capital.”

[Travel Daily]

5. Michelin Hong Kong Guide Adds 3-Star Restaurants



“Released Thursday, the French tire company’s sixth gastronomic guidebook to the territories reconfigured its list of restaurants achieving the maximum three Michelin stars. Experimental Chinese restaurant Bo Innovation and Japanese restaurant Sushi Shikon both earned three stars, up from two, while French fine-dining stalwart Caprice was downgraded to two stars from three.”

[Scene Asia]

6. China: This Week In Digital Luxury Marketing


(Sina Weibo/W Hotels)

“A roundup of recent and ongoing campaigns in China through December 23, featuring Grazia, W Hotels, Sheraton, L’Oreal, Audi, and Guess.”

[Jing Daily]

7. They Are Wearing: Nanjing, China



“If there’s one thing that China’s increasingly wealthy middle class loves to do, it’s shop. A brief but sunny respite from a winter cold snap in Nanjing, a city of more than seven million, saw crowds of mostly young shoppers descend on Xinjiekou, the former Chinese capital’s central business district.”


8. Hoteliers Capitalizing On Hainan Demand

sanyahainan“New projects on both northern and southern tips of China’s island province of Hainan reveal how this region of about 9 million people is dead-center when it comes to international hoteliers’ efforts to capitalize on expanding Chinese tourism spending.”

[Travel Weekly]

9. Six Senses Expands Across Six Asian Countries

Six-senses_Qing-Cheng-Mountain-2-300x210“One of the supermarket staff said that it is common for supermarkets to purchase a number of gift liquors at the end of the year. Most of the gift liquors have a large and luxury packing box, which only sells in national holidays.”

[Travel Daily]