Tientsin China Intercontinental Hotel
Several large five-star hotels designed to attract China's new upscale guests are set to open in the city later this year. But the Ritz-Carlton hopes to create a sensation at a site that opened earlier this month. Currently, many of the five-star hotels are already established in Shanghai and Beijing, and luxury hoteliers are rushing to establish their new hotels in other major cities such as Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen. To attract China's "affluent" travelers for business and leisure, five-star hotels are opening across the country, some of which have already set up their Beijing locations.
Opened in May, the hotel is the first in Greater China to feature the Ritz Carlton's new high-end hotel concept, the Tentsin China Intercontinental Hotel.
Tianjin is a strategic business centre and is also frequently visited by tourists visiting the post-colonial European villas scattered throughout the city. Chengdu, China's fast-growing second largest city, attracts tourism, and Shenzhen is popular with Chinese tourists. The Four Seasons opened the new hotel to tap into the tourist potential of China's second largest city, Shenzen, and its proximity to Hong Kong.
The group currently operates a hotel brand in China, Nanjing Hotels, and other hotels it will open in Greater China this year include Chongqing Express and Hualuxe Express, as well as the even more luxurious Chongli Express Hotel. The Four Seasons manages a complex that spans Hong Kong and Macau, with hotels in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei, Jiangsu, Hebei and Guangzhou. Even the Chong Li hotel, which is due to open in the fourth quarter of 2020, is the second largest hotel in the group in Asia.
The Ritz-Carlton hopes to compete with nearby St. Regis for guests as it has a car elevator that transports vehicles directly into the ballroom. It is currently being accompanied by a five-star luxury hotel, which is due to open at the end of this year. A major opening in Chengdu, scheduled for the third quarter of 2013, is a Mediterranean-style seaside resort in the heart of the city, located within the vast Century Global Center.
The Shangri-La Hotel was designed in accordance with Confucian principles and aims to position itself as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world with a modern, upscale design. With four hotels signed this year, IHG aims to become the largest hotel chain in China and the second largest in the United States. In the next few years, the Group plans to open at least four new hotels in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong and Guangzhou. Below, Jing Daily has compiled a list of some of the best hotels in China with the latest news and information.
Xiamen is a metropolis and university city with a picturesque landscape close by, home to the second largest university in the world, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and one of China's most prestigious universities.
A major business center in eastern China Qingdao has clean air and a high per capita GDP, so it is no wonder that it is often considered one of China's most livable cities. Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood and Melia are global brands, new locations are planned for the city and growth will only continue in the coming years. Although Shangri-La has planned to open another location in the fourth quarter of 2014, its proximity to the airport has led to increased competition in recent years. Known as "one of the fastest growing metropolises in the world," Chongqing, China's second largest city, already has more residents than Iran and Peru.
In Hong Kong's bustling Tsim Sha Tsui district, InterContinental and its local partners are closing the port hotel. Cantonese restaurants run by the city's most popular restaurant chain, the Tsinghua University Hospitality Group, will lay the groundwork for the opening of a new Shangri-La hotel in the same area, according to local newspapers.
Wyndham also operates hundreds of hotels in China's high-end budget segment and has also seen overall occupancy rates drop 75% in the past year, although the hotels are still open. The hotel group has issued profit warnings in recent months, reporting a net loss of more than $1.5 billion for the first half of the year despite a global health crisis. Operating losses have crippled global tourism and business travel due to the contagious pathogen, according to warnings.
Covid 19 has wreaked havoc in many sectors, with rooms empty and dining tables empty in many hotels, according to a report in The New York Times.
Although the blockade was lifted to boost the economy, many businesses have not yet returned to normal. The New World Expo in Shenyang has moved to a different location this year, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world. Luxury hotels in Shen Yangyang are still being crowded.
In the future, IHG plans to expand its Even Hotels brand to cities in the first and second row, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Tianjin and Shenzhen, as well as Shanghai. In addition, Dalian Wanda opened the "Wanda Vista" in Tianjian in September, which will provide easy access to the Tian Jinwanda Center. Another hotel is currently under construction in Guangdong, China's second largest city, where more than 1,000 hotels are located.