[photopress:guangzhouhotels.jpg,full,alignright]Forty four- and five-star hotels will be built in Guangzhou in 2007. This is according to both the Guangzhou Municipal Tourism Administration (GMTA) and Guangzhou Municipal Hotel Association (GMHA). The hotels will be part of a new hospitality infrastructure which is needed in the region to meet the demand anticipated for the 2010 Asian Games, which are being hosted in Guangzhou.
Currently, Guangzhou has seven five-star hotels. The aim is that by 2010 there will be over 300 star-grade hotels that can cater to 300,000 guests. The main sites for these hotels of the future will be Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe Road and the Pazhou area.
In addition to these new hotels there will be a lot of upgrading and modernising to bring some older hotels up to four- and five-star standards. These include the Dong Fang Hotel, China Hotel and AiQun Building, all currently being renovated. Already finished are the Asia International Hotel and Phoenix City Hotel Guangzhou which have just been upgraded to five-star level after multimillion-dollar renovations.
Source: TTG Travel Hub