CHINA Carlson has signed four management agreements for new-build hotels in China, including two Radisson Blu and two Park Plaza properties.
The four new signings bring Carlson’s China portfolio to 25 hotels, including 10 in operation and 15 under development. “We see strong growth potential in China,” says Carlson CEO Hubert Joly. “Today’s four hotel signings are well-aligned with Carlson’s Ambition 2015 plan to have more than 1,500 hotels in operation globally by 2015.”
The four new hotel signings in China are:
- Radisson Blu Resort Baoting is Carlson’s third property in Hainan province. The 300-key hotel is owned by Beijing Chun Guang Investment Group and will be developed within Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Park. The resort is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2013.
- Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hangzhou Xiaoshan will be in the Xiaoshan area of Hangzhou city. Owned by Zhejiang Wanxiang Real Estate Co. Ltd., the 230-key hotel will comprise 23 suites and 207 standard guestrooms. The hotel will feature a Chinese restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge and bar, a ballroom, 10 meeting rooms, a business center, a swimming pool and a fitness center. The hotel is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2015.
- The US$60 million Park Plaza Ordos will be built at the Yixing International Commercial and Trade City in the Dongshen district. The hotel is owned by Ordos Yixing Group and will be part of a mixed-use development comprising high-end residences, offices, commercial facilities, a golf course and an entertainment complex. The 250-key hotel will offer a wide range of dining options, including an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese specialty restaurant, a Western restaurant, a bar and a lobby lounge. The hotel is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2014.
- Park Plaza Shenyang Hunnan is Carlson’s second hotel agreement with Shenyang New Times Hotels Co. Ltd. in China. The owning company has invested US$120 million in Park Plaza Shenyang Hunnan and Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Shenyang Hunnan, which is already under development. The Park Plaza Shenyang Hunnan will be in Shenyang’s central business district, near the Shenyang exhibition center and sports stadium. It will be a mixed-use development comprising the hotel, a cinema and a gaming center. The 362-key hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, a fully-equipped business center, 24 meeting rooms and a health and spa center. The hotel is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2013.