ASIA Travel Tips.com

 

Starwood signs Four New Hotels in China

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Send to Friend Thursday, 16 October 2008

Le Méridien has signed an agreement with Wanda Group to open two new properties in China, one in Qingdao and one in Chongqing. Scheduled to open in 2011, the two new Le Meridien hotels further strengthen the Le Meridien brand’s growing portfolio in China.

In addition, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, the parent company of Le Meridien, has also signed an agreement with Wanda Group to add a Sheraton in Wuxi and a Westin in Taiyuan to the Starwood portfolio in China.

Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific, said, “Chongqing is the biggest inland river port in western China and one of the most established industrial bases in China, while Qingdao attracts travelers with its rich cultural heritage and sound economic strength. Both cities are a great fit with Le Méridien brand, which is committed to providing guests with an interactive and culturally enriching experience.”

Le Meridien is also set to open Le Meridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort & Spa in China this year, as well as three Le Meridien hotels in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai by the end of the year.

Le Meridien Chongqing, Nan’an will be located between Nanping Avenue and Shanhu Road in Nan’an Nanping Business District of Chongqing. Le Meridien will feature 345 rooms, approximately 23,000 square feet of meeting space, five restaurants and bars, a health club, an indoor heated swimming pool, spa, penguin club and a retail shop.

Le Meridien Chongqing will be part of a mixed-use development complex called “Chongqing Wanda Plaza”, which consists of the hotel (in one tower), 1.1 million square feet of offices in four towers, 1.1 million square feet of retail mall at the office podium, and 5 million square feet of un-branded private residential apartments in 17 towers.

Situated in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in Southwest China, Chongqing is the biggest inland river port in Western China, with a population of around 30 million, making it the largest city globally. Well connected to various cities of China as well as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and other countries globally, arrivals into Chongqing has been growing at an impressive rate of 15% annually.

Le Meridien Qingdao will be strategically located at the intersection of Xu Zhou Road and Yan Ji Road in Shi Bei District of Qingdao, Shandong Province, the new Central Business District of Qingdao. The hotel’s facilities will consist of 330 rooms, approximately 29,000 square feet of meeting space, four restaurants and bars, business center, a health club, an indoor heated swimming pool, spa, penguin club and a retail shop. 

The hotel is planned to be part of a mixed-use development complex called “Qingdao Wanda Plaza”, which consists of the hotel (in one tower), 1.2 million square feet of offices in two towers, 1.2 million square feet of retail mall at podium, and 660,000 square feet of unbranded private residential apartments in three towers.

Qingdao is the capital city of Shandong Province and a key economic center and coastal port city famous for its cultural heritage, beaches and beautiful scenery. It is voted as one of China's top ten economically dynamic cities and business cities. Due to its unique coastal location, manufacturing hub, heritage buildings and long beaches, Qingdao is a favorite destination for domestic, regional and international business and leisure travelers. One of the most popular attractions in Qingdao is the “Badaguan Scenic Area” located in the eastern part of the city. Badaguan is popular for its garden-like villas and European inspired buildings constructed by Europeans (mainly Germans) during the German’s occupation period in 1897. Due to the iconic heritage buildings in Badaguan, Qingdao is popularly known as “little Germany” by local and foreign visitors.

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Aviation, Flights, HotelsPromotions, New Hotels, Starwood, Le Meridien, Chongqing, Qingdao

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Sustainable Hotels and MICE. Exclusive HD video interview with Grace Kang, Managing Partner of Greenview Hospitality. Criteo Travel Flash Report 2016. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Daniele Beccari, Global Head of Travel at Criteo. Chef Fernando Arevalo, originally from Bogota, Colombia, worked his culinary magic in New York and Hong Kong before moving to Singapore where he is today the Executive Chef of Artemis Grill on the 40th floor of Singapore's newest green building - CapitaGreen.
Sustainable Hotels and MICE Criteo Travel Flash Report Colombian Chef in Singapore
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Hiroshi Sawabe, Executive Director of the Office of International Tourism, at JATA (Japan Association of Travel Agents). In this interview filmed on 24 September at the JATA Tourism Expo 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Sawabe speaks to Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia about the status of tourism within the country. HD Videos from Sabre's Travel Technology Exchange APAC 2016. Sabre, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, hosted over 500 members of the Asia Pacific travel industry at its inaugural Asia Pacific Travel Technology Exchange (TTX) conference in Beijing from 21 to 24 September 2016 Spa and Wellness Industry - HD Video Interview with MD of Thailand-based Destination Spa Management, Joy Menzies.
Japan Tourism Update Sabre TTX APAC 2016 Destination Spa Management
Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Travelodge Thailand, outlines expansion plans in HD Video Interview. Exclusive HD video interview with Myanmar's Minister of Tourism and Hotels, H.E. U Ohn Maung, about the status of tourism in the beautiful and mystical country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Birth of a Luxury Thai Hotel Brand - HD Video Interview with Christopher E. Stafford, Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts.
CEO of Travelodge Thailand Myanmar Tourism Update Birth of Luxury Thai Hotel Brand
This HD video tour of Thai AirAsia X's brand new 337-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft was filmed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 May 2014  Exclusive HD video interview with Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Philippine Airlines (PAL) HD video of the interior and exterior of a Thai Vietjet Airbus A320-200.
Thai AirAsia X A330-300 PAL President & COO Thai Vietjet A320-200
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER

Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising

 
Copyright © 1997-2017 ASIATravelTips.com/TravelNewsAsia.com