Carlson Rezidor has signed three new hotels in
China - the Radisson Blu Plaza Wuxi, Radisson Blu Chengdu East and
Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD Zone.
Radisson Blu Plaza Wuxi
is a 300-key hotel in the prime district of Xishan, which is one
of Wuxi’s fastest growing districts. The Radisson Blu Plaza Wuxi,
Carlson Rezidor’s second hotel in Wuxi, is located within a
42-storey building, one of the tallest buildings in Wuxi, on a
site that is included in the planning scheme for Wuxi’s new
central business district.
Offering views of the city and of Wuxi Lake,
Radisson Blu Plaza Wuxi is close to a high-speed train station and
it is only a 45-minute train ride to Shanghai. It is also within
easy reach of Shuofang Airport, the New District Economic
Development Zone, the Singapore Industrial Park, the High Speed
Rail Business District and the Airport Industrial Park.
Wuxi is also a major tourist destination in the
lower Yangtze delta region, with attractions such as the Taihu
Lake, Shishan Ancient Town, Grand Canal and Giant Buddha.
Radisson Blu Plaza Wuxi is owned by Wuxi BTV,
one of the largest media companies in Jiangsu province.
The hotel is expected to open in the third
quarter of 2014.
Radisson Blu Chengdu
East, a 242-room hotel, is the first Carlson Rezidor hotel
in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, where more than 100
Fortune 500 companies have based their operations.
The hotel is located in the Media Plaza, a
mixed-use development in the SC Tower, one of the tallest
buildings in western China.
Radisson Blu Chengdu East is also close to the
famous historical heritage sites such as Sichuan Palace and Daci
Temple. Chengdu is also home to the giant pandas and houses a
world renowned giant panda breeding and search base.
Radisson Blu Chengdu East is owned by Sichuan
Chuan Ta Hengyuan Company Limited, a joint venture between
state-owned Sichuan Broadcasting & TV Bureau and a private
The hotel is expected to open in April
Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD
Zone is a 348-key hotel, with 325 rooms and 23 suites
offering views of the Hou Guan Lake.
This is the first Carlson Rezidor hotel in
Hubei’s capital city of Wuhan, the most populous city and
financial hub in central China. With more than 10% of Fortune 500
companies operating in Wuhan, this city is the growth engine of
Hubei. Wuhan is also known as the “Detroit of the East” because it
has one of the largest steel and car industries in the country.
Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD Zone is located in
the centre of the Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone,
a national-level development zone that is home to the auto and
high-tech manufacturing industries. The hotel is also within easy
reach of China’s largest indoor theme park, which is now under
Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD Zone is owned by Wuhan
Lian Fa Tou Real Estate Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Hubei United
Development Investment Group Co., Ltd, which is a joint venture
between the Hubei Province Government and eight other city
The hotel is expected to open in June 2014.
“We have steadily grown our presence in China
over the past five years and we are now stepping up our momentum
in this key market. We currently have a presence in the gateway
cities of Beijing and Shanghai and are now venturing into
high-potential secondary cities such as Wuhan, Wuxi and Chengdu.
These emerging cities are integral to our expansion strategy as
they are growing rapidly to become China’s top cities that attract
significant foreign investments and tourism receipts,” said Simon
Barlow, president, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Asia Pacific.
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