InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a deal with China’s Shimao Group to open six new hotels (totaling 2,100 rooms) in four Chinese cities by 2013.
Hui Wing Mau, Chairman of Shimao Group, said, ‘This is the biggest multi-brand, multi-property partnership we have signed with a single hotel management company.’
The new hotels will include InterContinental hotels in Beijing and Fuzhou, a Crowne Plaza in Shaoxing, and Holiday Inns in Shaoxing and Mudanjiang.
The signature project will be the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland.
Set to open in Shanghai’s western Songjiang suburb in 2013, the 380-room hotel will form part of the Shanghai Shimao Wonderland theme park, and will be built on the cliff of a quarry. The hotel will feature only one floor above ground, with 17 floors situated below ground level.