China Seminar

Christopher Cottrell

Christopher Cottrell

12 April 2007

Polishing the Pearl: Inside the New Pearl River Delta

In 2007, the Ritz-Carlton will open two new hotels, one in Guangzhou and one in Shenzhen, both of which will see 60 four and five star hotels open in the next three years. Dongguan now has equestrian facilities and stellar golf courses. Zhuhai’s seaside villas are going like hot-cakes. Upscale malls in Guangzhou and Shenzhen host fashion galas every month and wine parties are de-rigueur for China’s nouveau-riche across the delta.

8 September 2005

Hawaii and the China Market

Chris Cottrell is managing editor of that’s Guangzhou Magazine, having moved there in early 2005 from Shanghai, where he taught English, co-authored a travel chapter about the city and covered the first Hawaii trade delegation for the Star-Bulletin. And partied. In fact, he became so familiar with Shanghai’s nightlife that, in 2004, he gradually landed a job as the bar & restaurant editor for that’s Shanghai. Prior to that Chris, born and raised in California, pursued an MA in history at the University of Hawaii, while freelancing for several publications including the L.