Carlson Hotels has said it plans to double its presence
in China within the next three years, primarily by focusing on key
secondary and tertiary cities.
The group has nine properties, totalling
more than 2,600 rooms, under development for its Radisson Hotels &
Resorts and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts brands. Carlson also
operates three other hotel brands throughout Asia Pacific; Regent
Hotels & Resorts, Park Inn and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson.
“While we continue to value new opportunities in
tier one cities, the lack of branded hotels in many of China’s
secondary and tertiary cities which are on a rapid growth
trajectory, calls for us to grow our presence in these less
traditional markets,” said Jean-Marc Busato, managing director –
Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels Worldwide.
first quarter of this year, Carlson signed three new agreements to
manage hotels in some of China’s fastest growing cities -
Shenyang, Chongqing and Sanya.
Scheduled to open
in 2012, Radisson Plaza Hotel Shenyang Hunnan will be a 320-room
property located in the city’s Central Business District and close
to the Shenyang International Exhibition Centre.
The hotel in Chongqing will be a 300-room property prominently
located in Nan Bin Road, the city’s most vibrant street for
shopping and nightlife. Radisson Plaza Hotel Chongqing Nan Bin Lu
is expected to open at the end of 2010.
recently, Carlson announced that it will manage a
hotel in Sanya Bay. Radisson Hotel Sanya Bay will have 415 rooms
and will be located at the intersection of Yue Jin Road and Sheng
Li Road, close to Sanya city and about 20 kilometres from the
airport. Carlson also earlier announced that it will manage a
Radisson Plaza hotel in Sanya on the Lu Hui Tou peninsular, the
Radisson Plaza Hotel Sanya Lu Hui Tou.
currently has eight hotels in operation including The Regent
Beijing, the luxury flagship property for the group in China. This
month, Carlson also opens the 270-room
Radisson Plaza Hotel
Tianjin, which is strategically located in the new financial hub
of the Hedong District in Tianjin.
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