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New luxury gambling resort Wynn Palace in Macao will open early next year

Olympic Winter Games promotes tourism in China – 676 new top hotels and luxury resorts in the pipeline

Beijing, China – 25 August 2015 – The Olympic Winter Games 2022 will take place in Peking and the new winter sports area in Chongli – which promotes the tourism and several new hotel projects. According to TOPHOTELPORJECTS, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data, currently 676 new top hotels and luxury resorts with about 205,000 rooms are in the pipeline.

New luxury gambling resort Wynn Palace in Macao will open early next year

New luxury gambling resort Wynn Palace in Macao will open early next year

A new high-speed rail network will drive to the winter sports center Chongli in the Hebei province in the North West of the capital. Spectators, athletes and journalists can then arrive in only 50 minutes. By car it takes three to four hours for the 200-kilometer stretch. In Chongli in the mountains new courses and lifts as well as snow cannons are required. Also several hotels are needed. Currently a 200-room hotel by the Starwood hotel brand Element is planned to open in autumn 2017.

19 new properties with 3,800 rooms are currently being built in Beijing, among them several luxury hotels such as a Bulgari Hotel (120 rooms) and two properties by Mandarin Oriental Hotels (74 and 241 rooms).

The largest hotel projects in China:
Moringa Hotel Sanya Beauty Crown – Sanya/Hainan – 6,000 rooms – opening: spring 2016
Wynn Palace – Macau – 2,000 rooms – opening: early 2016
Pacific Dream Plaza Hotel – Qingdao/Shandong – 1,500 rooms – opening tba
Atlantis Resort – Sanya/Hainan – 1,300 rooms – opening: autumn 2017
Pullman Huizhou Xunliao Bay Resort – Huizhou/Guiangdong – 1,000 rooms – opening: autumn 2016

Sanya Beauty Crown Hotel on Hainan island, China

Hainan: The tourism of China’s island paradise is booming – 48 luxury resorts in the pipeline

Beijing, China – 28 May 2015 – Paradise on earth: the sun-kissed holiday island Hainan in the south of China is about to be converted into an international tourism destination. Since more than five years the tourism is booming – a public index is recording growth rates of almost 18 percent every year. According to TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider for global b2b hotel data, currently 48 new luxury resorts with more than 20,700 rooms are under construction or in development on Hainan.

The largest hotel project on the island is the spectacular Sanya Beauty Crown Hotel with „seven hotel stars“. The hotel will feature 6,000 rooms and serviced apartments in nine building sections, which will look like trees. The hotel project costs more than a billion US-Dollars and will open its doors in spring 2016. The extraordinary tree shape, the “nine beautiful trees”, should represent the tropical nature of the island, which is also called “Hawaii of China”.

Selected Top hotel projects on Hainan in China (Source: www.tophotelprojects.com)
Hard Rock Hotel Haikou – Hainan – 250 rooms – August 2015
Moringa Hotel Sanya Beauty Crown – Hainan – 6000 rooms & Serviced Apartments – planned opening: spring 2016
St. Regis Qingshui Bay Resort – Hainan – 400 rooms – spring 2016
Swissotel Sanya – Hainan – 300 rooms – spring 2016
Submarine Hotel – Hainan – 175 rooms – early 2016
Jumeirah Haikou Hotel – Hainan – 140 rooms – early 2018

The Chinese have already replaced the Germans as top travelling nation and promote especially in the Middle Kingdom the domestic tourism. Currently China offers more than 2.7 million rooms and 11,700 hotels. The tendency is rising. Recently the tourism archived a revue of 40 billion US-Dollars. Until 2022 it is expected that the market volume will increase up to 100 billion US-Dollars and will therefore surpass the USA.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resort unveils property in historic Nanchang City

Nanchung City, China – 12 Februar 2015 – Shangri-La Hotel, Nanchang opened on 8 February in Honggutan, the new central business district of Nanchang city.  Sited on the most sought-after location on the west bank of the Ganjiang River, the hotel has direct views of the magnificent 1,300-year-old Tengwang Pavilion, one of the four famous towers in China, and is a five-minute stroll from the popular Qiushui Square.  Within 30 minutes drive is the train station and Changbei International Airport.

Shangri-La Hotel, Nanchang

Shangri-La Hotel, Nanchang

Nanchang’s rich art scene has been influential in the hotel’s approach to its interior style with a mix of traditional Chinese ink paintings and blue and white porcelain on display in the public areas.  Also incorporated in the open spaces are lotus emblems to honour Zhu Da – the city’s most prominent calligrapher and painter from the Ming Dynasty – who rendered the flower in many of his artworks, plus a five-metre handcrafted chandelier that was inspired by the beauty of blooming flowers and adds visual intrigue in the lobby.

The hotel’s 473 guestrooms and suites ranging from 45 to 149 square metres are modern in cool silvery and beige tones, and complement the Ganjiang River, which can be viewed through full-length windows.  Embellished with porcelain and patterns from traditional Chinese paintings on the carpet, the rooms are also practically equipped with in-room entertainment and free Wi-Fi.  At dusk, the colourful sights of Asia’s largest music fountain at Quishui Square and the nightly light display from across the waterway can be seen.

Providing an exceptional standard of quality and service is the hotel’s Horizon Club Lounge, where guests can appreciate extra privileges including express check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast buffet and evening cocktails, and full concierge service.  The private space, on level 32 of the hotel, was designed with commanding 180-degree vistas and an airy outdoor terrace.

Five dedicated levels of Club rooms are as sophisticated as they are spacious and easily accommodate a day bed and a walk-in wardrobe that lead into a luxurious marble bathroom.

Dining at the hotel is an opportunity to sample creations from talented chefs at the three restaurants and lounge.  Café Hong, the all-day dining outlet, features five show-stopping open kitchens that vie for attention alongside an impressive two-metre high and eight-panel porcelain screen, and over-sized porcelain lamps in the customary blue and white colours.  On the menu and lavish buffets are Asian, Chinese and Indian selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

One level above the café is Zi Yu Xuan, a Chinese restaurant specialising in classic Cantonese and Gan cuisines.  Chef Eric Yue uses the freshest ingredients to bring out the delicate flavours in his beautiful dishes that rival the river view from the restaurant.  Private functions or special occasions can be hosted in eight separate dining rooms.

For informal meetings and get-togethers, the Lobby Lounge offers sweet and savoury options, as well as live entertainment.

The extensive recreational facilities at the hotel’s health club cater to guests of all levels of fitness and practices.  In addition to multi-purpose gym equipment, a 25-metre indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam and sauna room are a beauty salon and spa.

A total of 3,880 square metres of event space capable of holding 1,800 guests includes a 1,683-square-metre pillar-less grand ballroom that is attached to an expansive foyer with a river view.  A junior ballroom and five other function rooms complete the hotel’s meeting facilities.

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park Shines in West Shanghai

Property Rebranding Promises Elevated Luxury Guest Experience

Shanghai, China – February 6, 2015 – JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its global, luxury collection with the brand new 501-room JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park. Located in Putuo District of the Shanghai city, the hotel will be the second JW Marriott in Shanghai and a world-class addition to its global portfolio of 70 luxury properties. It is poised to become the benchmark of luxury service in the burgeoning west Shanghai area.

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park - Luxury Guest Room

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park – Luxury Guest Room

Originally branded as a Marriott Hotels property under a long-term management agreement with the New Development Group Co., LTD. the hotel has been recognized as the first international five-star establishment in Putuo. Given the hotel’s exceptional services, refined design, unique location and level of sophistication, Marriott International saw an opportunity to brand the property a JW Marriott to further elevate its already established luxury offerings and positioning.

“Since opening in 2010, this gorgeous hotel has been instrumental in bringing sophisticated luxury services to west Shanghai. Its rebranding into JW Marriott will enable guests to experience the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. As second JW Marriott hotel in Shanghai and the tenth in China, the rebranding also speaks to the growing popularity of the JW Marriott brand in China,” said Henry Lee, Chief Operations Officer – Greater China of Marriott International.

“Our hotel has always been a trend setter of luxury hotel services in west Shanghai. The new JW Marriott Changfeng Park will continue to provide guests with memorable experiences, now enriched with the intuitive service, artfully delivered experiences and well-being focus the JW Marriott brand is known for – both in China and around the world,” said Richard Saul, General Manager of JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park.

The JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park is located at the Changfeng Ecology Commercial District in west Shanghai, facing the picturesque Changfeng Park and Suzhou River. It is well positioned, neighboring the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing and the internationally renowned National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC). The hotel is also adjacent to Changfeng Parkside Plaza, one of the largest shopping malls in west Shanghai.

The hotel is easily accessible, located just a 15-minute drive from the Hongqiao Integrated Transportation Hub, which houses the Hongqiao International Airport, Hongqiao Railway Station and Bus Station.

The property’s 501 spacious guestrooms boast scenic views of either the Changfeng Park or Suzhou Creek. Each guestroom features a full array of modern amenities such as a full-size executive writing desk, flat-screen TV, JW Marriott’s plush signature bedding and signature bath amenity line from partner Aromatherapy Associates.

The JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park has six world-class restaurants including the newly renovated Park Café, Sakitori and The Lobby Lounge, providing versatile and unique culinary experiences. Park Café is an enticing all-day dining restaurant that features healthy and delicious international cuisine.  Japanese restaurant Sakitori offers authentic fare prepared by Japanese native chefs while The Lobby Lounge brings classic high tea experience and a treat of stylish delicacies.  Upscale Chinese restaurant Pearl offers authentic Cantonese and local Shanghai cuisine while DÔME Steak and Wine brings quality steaks that will rival the best in town.  Finally Panorama Bar, located at the top floor, offers a wide selection of wines, whisky and cigars.

The hotel offers more than 1,500 square meters of multi-function event space featuring the state-of-the-art technologies and facilities. Venues include a 770-square meter Grand Ballroom and 13 individual function rooms equipped with wireless high-speed internet access and an LED wall. In addition, the hotel boasts a versatile area that can be turned into an assembly point for MICE guests, group check-in desk, or even a venue for coffee breaks and cocktail receptions, providing great flexibility for guests.

The hotel’s “Quan” Spa offers Asian, Mediterranean and western spa treatments.  Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool, as well as a health club with a comprehensive fitness center, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam bath facilities.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts continues its expansion in China with Fairmont Wuhan – 350-room luxury hotel set to open in 2017

Wuhan, China – 20 January 2015 – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, Oceanwide Hotel Investment Management Co., Ltd. and Wuhan Central Business Area Construction Investment Joint Stock Company, today announced the development of a new hotel in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, Central China. Joining the brand’s growing collection of properties in China, Fairmont Wuhan is slated to open in 2017.

Fairmont Wuhan China

Fairmont Wuhan China

Fairmont Wuhan will feature 350 guestrooms, four distinctive dining outlets and approximately 2,500 square meters (26,910 square feet) of event and banquet space. The world-class hotel will also offer business and leisure travelers access to a Willow Stream Spa – the company’s award-winning signature spa brand – and fitness options including a swimming pool.

“We’re pleased to be introducing the Fairmont brand to another important domestic market in China” said Jennifer Fox, president, FRHI International and Fairmont Brand. “Wuhan’s position as a base for industry, as well as being the financial, educational and transportation hub of Central China, makes it an ideal location to develop a luxury hotel. We look forward to being a key part of the city’s continued growth.”

The hotel, which will be part of a mixed-use development featuring two office towers, will be located in the Wuhan CBD, the future business and financial center of Central China. Located in downtown Wuhan, the Wuhan CBD development covers a land area of 7.41km2, and houses a significant amount of office towers, residential buildings and commercial facilities. Transportation to the area will be accommodated by the nearby Hankou Railway Station, major metro lines and the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, the busiest in Central China, as well as the extensive high speed railway system which offers convenient access to Beijing and Shanghai.

Wuhan sits at the meeting point of the Yangtze and Hangshui Rivers, and is the most important hub in Central China. The city’s history dates back over 3,500 years, making it one of the most ancient metropolitan centers in the country. It has long been renowned as a center for the arts and for intellectual studies and it remains an important area for education, as well as science and technology. Attractions for visitors include the Hubei Provincial Museum, one of the country’s leading museums, the Yellow Crane Tower, considered one of the Four Great Towers of China as well as the East Lake, the largest lake within a city in China, which is surrounded by themed gardens and ancient monuments. The city also acts as a starting base for luxury riverboat cruises, which pass the Three Gorges dam en route to Chongqing.

Fairmont currently operates a number of properties in China, including Fairmont Beijing, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Kunshan’s Fairmont Yangcheng Lake, and Fairmont Nanjing. The country continues to be a key growth market for the brand with a number of new developments scheduled to open in the coming years.

DoubleTree by Hilton Enters Heyuan, China as First Global Hotel Brand in the City

Heyuan, China – 06 January 2015 – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan in the Guangdong province. Located in the new Central Business District of the green ecology city of Heyuan, the 427-room hotel is situated just 4.5 kilometers from Heyuan Railway Station and close to transportation facilities offering transfer to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 203 kilometers away, as well as nearby attractions such as Wanlv Lake Reservoir and Sujiawei Hakka Village Tourism Zone. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Heyuan Huijing Real Estate Company.

DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan

DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan

“Exceeding expectations is the foundation of the DoubleTree by Hilton experience. As the brand’s first hotel in Heyuan, we look forward to welcoming domestic and international travelers to this unique destination and delivering DoubleTree’s award-winning service experience to guests,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “DoubleTree by Hilton continues its ongoing expansion throughout China by delivering the ‘little things’ that mean everything in a guest’s travel experience – starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome and continuing with the modern amenities and services available to every guest throughout their stay.”

Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan can indulge in a wide assortment of delicious local cuisine as well as an authentic taste of China, including exquisite local Cantonese and Hakka cuisine, in a stylish restaurant atmosphere at Yue. For fun and friendly all-day dining, OPEN Restaurant features interactive chef stations serving a great variety of local and international delicacies. NODU, an acronym for tasty homemade noodles, recreates the famous street food commonly found across China. T-Lounge offers a relaxed environment where guests can entertain, work or relax over tea and light snacks.

Offering more than 4,050 square meters of flexible meeting and event space, DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan can accommodate up to 3,100 guests and create the perfect setting for any occasion, from weddings to conferences and other social events. With the largest grand ballroom in Heyuan and 18 versatile meeting rooms featuring the latest audio/visual technology, the hotel’s highly trained and dedicated meetings and events team will work to ensure a successful and memorable event.

Each guest room features a broad range of modern furnishings and amenities, including the luxurious Sweet DreamsTM by DoubleTree sleep experience, 42-inch LCD televisions with satellite channels, and spacious bathrooms with exclusive bath amenities. There is also an indoor swimming pool and a 24-hour fitness center offering the best in Precor-branded cardiovascular and strength training equipment. A complimentary 24-hour business center is also available to accommodate guests’ connectivity needs, and complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel’s public areas.

“As a renowned city in Guangdong known for its natural sceneries, Heyuan is the premiere destination for a relaxing getaway, welcoming both domestic and international travelers looking to escape into nature,” said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. “The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan reinforces Hilton Worldwide’s continuous commitment in this region and it underscores the growth of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand in China.”

In addition to the signature chocolate chip cookie welcome, guests will enjoy other DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities including the refreshing new Aroma Actives natural skin and body care line and an industry-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create a Rewarding Experience for guests, team members and the community.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Announces Opening of Hilton Tianjin Eco-City

First Hilton Hotels & Resorts Hotel in Tianjin Joins the Brand’s Portfolio of More Than 550 Properties Worldwide

Tianjin, China – 5 January 2015 – Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Tianjin Eco-City as the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Tianjin city. The hotel features 301 contemporary guest rooms and suites with scenic garden landscape and marks the first internationally branded hotel to enter Sino-Singapore Eco-city. Hilton Tianjin Eco-City is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Shimao Co., Ltd.

Hilton Tianjin Eco-City

Hilton Tianjin Eco-City

“As one of China’s most important municipalities, Tianjin has a long history of welcoming visitors from around the world and being home to the biggest port in Northern China. Tianjin has also been established as one of China’s leading economic hubs,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. “We look forward to offering travelers to this important gateway city the exceptional service and amenities for which the Hilton brand is known around the globe.”

Situated in Tianjin Eco-City, the world’s first “Eco-City” venture co-developed by China and Singapore, Hilton Tianjin Eco-City is an oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life yet conveniently located between Binhai New Area Central Business District and Tianjin Economic-Technology Development Area. Just 42 kilometers away from Tiajin Binghai International Airport, Hilton Tianjin Ecocity is also minutes away from attractions such as Tianjin Water Park, Yang Huo Market and Beitang Ancient Old Town.

“Hilton Tianjin Eco-City is designed to bring world-class travel experiences to domestic and international visitors to this city, by offering a world of unique design, state-of-the-art amenities and Hilton’s unrivaled hospitality,” said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of operations, Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. “We look forward to serving our guests across all Hilton Worldwide properties, and celebrating many more new property openings across Greater China in the near future.”

Hilton Tianjin Eco-City offers four dining and entertainment options including an all-day restaurant, Elements, which offers both à la carte and buffet menus featuring a wide selection of international and local cuisine and a Japanese restaurant Arashiyama, featuring sashimi and teppanyaki. The Chinese restaurant Dragon Garden, which features 10 private dining rooms, offers a wide variety of dim sum and local delicacies prepared by seasoned chefs. At the end of the day, guests can unwind at night with refreshing beverages and tasty pastries at Middle Lounge.

Hilton Tianjin Eco-City features an impressive pillar-free Grand Ballroom measuring 1,500 square meters along with nine flexible meeting rooms. Whether the occasion is a large international conference, exhibition or wedding, the highly trained and dedicated team will work to ensure a successful and memorable event. The hotel’s business center provides full corporate facilities and 24-hour services to meet guests’ business needs.

Hilton Tianjin Eco-City features a broad range of modern amenities, including an indoor pool, a well-equipped 24-hour fitness center featuring an aerobic room as well as a luxurious spa. The hotel also has a unique jogging and cycling path on the property for guests to appreciate the scenic landscape within the hotel’s surrounds.