[photopress:Changzhou.jpg,full,alignright]InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management contract to operate three hotels and over 800 rooms in Changzhou, near Shanghai.
There will be one Crowne Plaza hotel and two Holiday Inn Express hotels within an integrated city centre commercial complex. The three hotels will be developed by Top Spring Group, a Hong Kong retail investment and real estate developer. Top Spring Group has also signed a strategic partnership with IHG which means IHG will be running all of Top Spring’s upcoming hotel developments across China.
The three hotels already signed up will be part of the Landmark International Commercial Center, located in the centre of Changzhou. The integrated complex with have over 580,000 square meters of retail outlets, offices, exhibition space, entertainment facilities, residences and hotels.
Changzhou is a key tourism destination, attracting more than 20 million tourists with tourism revenues of RMB400 million in 2006. It is also a significant manufacturing base, home to industrial parks that house various international and domestic companies.
Source: Hotel News Resource