Kempinski signs Eighteenth Hotel in China

Travel News Asia Monday, 29 January 2007

Kempinski Hotels has signed a new project in Hohhot, the capital of the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region in China.

This agreement with Inner Mongolia ZhongYin Group marks the hotel groups eighteenth property in China. The Kempinski Hotel Hohhot is scheduled to open in 2008.

The 500-room hotel will be situated in the Sai Han business district. Extensive meeting and event facilities are planned, with seven meeting rooms including a 1000 m2 ballroom. A spa and fitness centre plus four restaurants and a bar are also planned. One of these will be a Paulaner Bruhaus, a microbrewery concept which was successfully pioneered in China at the Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center.

Hohhot, which means blue city in Mongolian, was founded during the Ming dynasty by Altan Khan. Da Zhao Temple, the Buddhist complex which Altan Khan constructed, was completed in 1579 and it is said that the complex once housed 400 lamas. Today, the temple remains one of the citys top attractions with numerous festivals organised during the year. Hohhots culturally mixed population is made up of Mongolians, Han Chinese and Hui (Chinese Muslims).

The regions dramatic natural scenery offers plenty to do and see for adventurous outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts. Trips to experience typical Mongolian cuisine and life in ger (circular felt tents more commonly known as yurts) are just a short trip out of the city.

Hohhot Baita International Airport is served by direct flights to 28 cities within China; including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Wuhan and Hong Kong. There are international scheduled flights to Ulan Bator as well as charter flights to Russia and Thailand, and a new terminal is being added to the airport to increase capacity to 3 Mio passengers annually.

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