Fairmont adds hotel in northern China’s Shanxi province

TAIYUAN, CHINA Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announces a new property scheduled to open in 2014 in Taiyuan, a historic city in northern China and the capital of Shanxi province.

The 330-key luxury hotel will be situated along the Fen River, within walking distance of the central business district. Shanxi Jun Lian Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. is developing the hotel as part of the mixed-use Sumeru project, a development also featuring luxury residential accommodations, a private club and retail facilities.

Fairmont Taiyuan will offer corporate be located on the upper floors of the tower anchoring the development. It will offer 3,500 sq. m of function space, including a 1,500-sq.-m ballroom, along with a Willow Stream Spa, and fitness and pool facilities.

“China is a key market for the global expansion of our company, to support our hotels within the country as well as to create brand awareness with Chinese international travelers,” says Fairmont President Chris Cahill. “The addition of Taiyuan allows us to continue building synergies in the region, particularly in northern China, and to become part of an exciting new chapter of this historic city, with partners who are leading the development of this emerging new business district.”

Nearby convention and exhibition facilities, as well as a new major sports center under construction, will generate substantial business and leisure travel and demand, Fairmont officials say. Taiyuan is a strategic center for industry and energy development in China, as well as an important location for education and research in science and technology.

Fairmont Taiyuan is the ninth property open or under development for the brand in Asia Pacific, joining Fairmont Beijing, Fairmont Jakarta (2014), Fairmont Makati (2012), Fairmont Nanjing (2012), Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai, Fairmont Singapore and Fairmont Yangcheng Lake.