British hotel company, Guoman Hotels Group, has
set its sights on regional expansion within Asia following the
unveiling of its first hotel in China. The new Guoman Hotel
Shanghai which recently opened, is the group’s first Guoman hotel
Guoman Hotels Group owns
and operates 41 hotels in the UK, Malaysia and China across its
two brands, the Guoman Hotels deluxe collection and the
international four-star Thistle Hotels.
The group is now
targeting between 40 and 50 new openings in Asia over the next
The Guoman Hotels brand currently comprises
four hotels which occupy iconic Central London heritage
locations: Charing Cross, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards
and The Tower.
For its China
debut, the 442-room Guoman Hotel Shanghai is infused with hallmark
British style and service while capturing the modernity and
dynamism of China’s largest city.
Signature touches which
add a distinctively British flavour to the new hotel include a
fleet of black London Taxi Cabs to transport guests to and from
the airport and appointments, a British-style concierge - a well
known and much loved London institution, butler service, and a
British themed restaurant and bar “GB” which stands for Great
Britain, as well as Gan Bei or “cheers” in Chinese.
elements will set our hotels apart and introduce a uniquely
British character,” said Mr. Sanjay Nijhawan, COO
International for the Guoman Hotels Group, “British tradition and
style is admired the world over, and nowhere more than here in
Asia, and we hope to capitalize on this as we roll out our luxury
hotels across Asia.”
The Guoman Hotel Shanghai will be followed in
2011 by Guoman Hotel Beijing.
residing under the Guoman Hotels Group umbrella is Thistle Hotels,
a well-established international four-star hotel brand with more than 30 properties in locations across the UK,
including 12 in Central London.
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