[photopress:hotels_chengdu_1.jpg,full,alignright]Hilton Hotels Corporation has signed a cooperation agreement with a local company to open in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province as well as an economic hub in China’s western region.
The new property in southern Chengdu is Hilton’s sixth hotel in mainland China. It will have 515 rooms with mixed international and Chinese features. The hotel is expected to start hosting guests in 2010.
The market in China’s western region has been growing rapidly in recent years, especially Chengdu.
Atkins Co, which is the designer of the famous sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, will design the luxury property. After the opening of this hotel, the number of five-star hotels in Chengdu will rise to 12, making it first in luxury hotels in western China.
Our illustration is a somewhat idealized view of part of Chengdu. It really is not all like that.