[photopress:hotels_carlson_hotels.jpg,full,alignright]Carlson Hotels Worldwide, one of the world’s largest privately-owned hotel companies based in the U.S, will double its Asia Pacific portfolio.
The company currently has 9,383 rooms under development within its five brands — Regent Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson and Park Inn — in fast growing Asia Pacific markets including China.
Regent Hotels & Resorts has opened its second hotel in China, The Regent Beijing, located on Jinbao Street in Wangfujing. Our illustration is of a typical room in that hotel.
The 500-room hotel is owned by property development company, Fu Wah International Group and managed by Carlson Hotels Worldwide — Asia Pacific, parent company of Regent Hotels & Resorts.
In China, Carlson will open ten new hotels through a strategic partnership with the Sunshine100 Group, one of the country’s top property developers. Plans were recently announced for a new Radisson hotel in the city of Liuzhou, the first of several new projects that will bring Carlson’s core brand to China’s second and third tier cities.
In October 2007, Carlson Hotels Worldwide — Asia Pacific announced its first major partnership with Lotus Hotel Investment Fund, a US$1 billion private equity fund established to target hotel development opportunities in high-growth markets including China.