InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a contract to manage the Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, scheduled to open in early 2008.IHG now has 125 hotels in Greater China - 65 in operation and an additional 60 in the development pipeline.
Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing is being developed by Yunnan Metropolitan Construction Investment. The 540-room new-build 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 seven restaurants and bars and over 3,400 square metres of meeting space.
Other highlights in IHG’s China pipeline include the InterContinental Qingdao located within the Olympic integrated complex; InterContinental Beijing North, Beijing Olympic Centre’s first luxury hotel and Crowne Plaza International Airport Beijing, IHG’s first airport hotel in China.