Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Signs Three Hotels in China
- May 30, 2013
Xishan, China—Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group continued its expansion in Asia by recently announcing that it has signed three new hotels in China. Currently the group has 33 hotels in operation and under management in China.
Carlson Rezidor signed hotel management contracts for Radisson Blu Chengdu East, Radisson Blu Plaza Wuxi and Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD Zone. “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,” Simon Barlow, president, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Asia Pacific, says. “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.”
Radisson Blu Plaza Wuxi is a 300-key hotel in the fast growing district of Xishan. Located within a 42-story building, one of the tallest in Wuxi, the hotel is owned by Wuxi BTV. The hotel is expected to open in the third quarter of 2014.
Radisson Blu Chengdu East is a 242-room hotel and the first Carlson Rezidor hotel in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. Located in the SC Tower, which with a height of 339 meters (over 1,100 feet) is the tallest building in western China, the hotel is owned by Sichuan Chuan Ta Hengyuan Company Limited, a joint venture between state-owned Sichuan Broadcasting & TV Bureau and a private company. The hotel is scheduled to open in April 2014.
The 348-key Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD Zone hotel features 325 rooms and 23 suites. It’s the first Carlson Rezidor hotel in Hubei’s capital city of Wuhan, the financial hub of central China. The hotel is situated in the heart of the Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone, the home of the auto and high-tech manufacturing industries. The hotel 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 governments. The expected opening date of the hotel is June 2014.