Carlson Hotels Worldwide has signed an agreement to
add a new Chinese property to the Radisson Plaza portfolio, the premium
extension of the upscale, full-service Radisson Hotels & Resorts brand.
The 300-room Radisson Plaza Hotel Chongqing Nan Bin Lu is scheduled to
open at the end of 2010.
Owned by Chongqing Xun Sheng Real Estate
Development Co., Ltd, this will be the fifth Radisson property in
the future pipeline for China. Other planned Radisson properties
are the Radisson Plaza Hotel Shenyang Hunnan, Radisson Plaza Hotel
Tianjin, Radisson Plaza Hotel Sanya Lu Hui Tou and Radisson Hotel
Liuzhou. This is part of CHW’s strategy to increase the brand’s
presence across the region and also support the group’s overall
development plans to more than double its hotel portfolio in Asia
over the four year period of 2008 to 2012.
Set in Chongqing and on the bank of the Yangtze
River, the largest tourism hub in southwest China, the Radisson
Plaza Hotel Chongqing Nan Bin Lu will be prominently located on
Nan Bin Road, the city’s most vibrant street for shopping and
“This property will create an important foothold
for the Radisson Plaza brand as Chongqing continues to
aggressively grow as an important economic and tourism hub for
southwest China. In addition, the location of this hotel provides
an ideal setting for the brand, which is becoming a
well-established name in key commercial cities across China,” said
Jean-Marc Busato, managing director – Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels
Radisson Plaza Hotel Chongqing Nan Bin Lu will
feature three restaurants, including a speciality restaurant with
a five meter high ceiling and bars on the 36th floor, as well as a
spa, health club and executive club. There will also be extensive
banquet and state-of-the-art conference facilities, including
eight function rooms and a grand ballroom.
The hotel will be close to the city’s tourist
attractions, as well as Chongqing’s main shopping, restaurant and
nightlife districts. It will be 25 kilometres from Chongqing
Jiangbei airport, which is connected to more than 30 local and
international destinations, five minutes from the Jie Fang Bei
Central Business District and in close proximity to Chongqing
International Exhibition Centre and Nan Ping Commercial Centre.
There are currently five Radisson properties
already operating in China. They are the Radisson Hotel Pudong
Century Park, Radisson Hotel Shanghai Hong Quan, Radisson Hotel
Shanghai New World, Radisson Plaza Xing Guo Hotel Shanghai and the
Radisson SAS Hotel Beijing.
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