[photopress:crowne_plaza_hotel_beijing.jpg,full,alignright]InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of the Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, scheduled to open in early 2008. Which bring us to a portfolio of 125 hotels – 65 in operation and an additional 60 in the development pipeline.
A. Patrick Imbardelli, chief executive of IHG Asia Pacific, said: ‘China is set to become the world’s number one tourism market in the next 10-15 years. With 65 hotels in operation and a plan to have 125 hotels open by the end of 2008, we already have a good profitable business model.’
Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing is being developed by Yunnan Metropolitan Construction Investment and will be managed by IHG. The 540-room newly-built hotel will be located in the city centre, close to the Beijing International Exhibition Centre.
The hotel, IHG’s fourth Crowne Plaza hotel in Beijing, will have over 3,400 square meters of meeting space which makes it a MICE hotel. The illustration comes from the other Crowne Plaza in Beijing but neatly gives the idea of the level of luxury.