[photopress:hotels_Sofitel_Riverside_Qingyuan.jpg,full,alignright]Sofitel Riverside Qingyuan is claimed to be the first internationally-branded 5-star hotel in Qingyuan, in the Pearl River Delta.
A hour’s drive north of Guangzhou, Qingyuan is the fastest-growing city in Guangdong Province. It has broken records for GDP growth (up 23.3% in 2006), foreign trade, foreign investment, fixed-asset investment, and productivity growth.
By the end of 2006, 221 projects with a total investment of RMB50 billion were underway in Qingyuan and there are more than 1,000 foreign enterprises, processing and assembling enterprises operating within the urban district. The region is also a popular tourist area.
The Sofitel Riverside Qingyuan has 368 guest rooms and suites, with half overlooking the Beijang River. This is definitely a MICE hotel with extensive meeting facilities and over 1,800 sq meters of function space, including a Grand Ballroom and three smaller meeting rooms.