Carlson Opens Radisson Blu Hotel in Liuzhou, China

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Carlson has opened the 260-room Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou.

With the addition of this property, Carlson now has 11 hotels in China with over 3,500 rooms. Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou will be the companys seventh Radisson Blu hotel in China.

Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou is located in Liuzhous central business district, just minutes away from the railway station and a 20-minute drive from Liuzhou Airport. The hotel lies 90 minutes from the Guxiang hot spring and just over two hours from Yangshuo.

Our Asia Pacific growth strategy is focused on emerging economies and China is a key market for Carlson, said Simon C. Barlow, president, Carlson Hotels, Asia Pacific. The opening of Radisson Blu Hotel Liuzhou brings us one step closer to doubling our Asia Pacific portfolio from 72 to 150 hotels by 2015. We are delighted with the debut of the Radisson Blu in Liuzhou, the second largest city in the Guangxi region. We are confident that it will set the benchmark for world-class hospitality in a city that is witnessing a growing number of international and domestic visitors.

Rooms at the hotel feature local design elements and the suites provide a panoramic view of the Liujiang River. The hotel also has over 900 square meters of meeting space, including a 630-square meter ballroom and four multi-function meeting rooms. All of the meeting rooms are equipped with the latest technology and amenities that make these spaces ideal for both business and social events.

The hotel has multiple dining venues to cater to different guest preferences. Globe Restaurant is an all-day dining restaurant offering a range of international and local dishes. Ju Long Xuan offers Cantonese cuisine and Scoozi is the first premium Italian restaurant in Liuzhou. Apart from the lobby bar Zest, 26 Bar on the rooftop offers nice views and is ideal for business networking.

Winston Chien, vice president, Carlson Hotels, China, said, With 27 Radisson Blu hotels in operation in the region and 33 more in the pipeline, Radisson Blu is the fastest growing hotel brand in Asia Pacific with its first-class accommodation and vibrant hospitality. We are seeing increasing interest from hotel developers and owners in China, which is a reflection of the strength of the globally expanding Radisson Blu brand and Carlsons expertise in managing successful hotels.

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