Carlson expands China portfolio

Carlson Hotels is to operate a new hotel in China, the Radisson Hotel Tianjin Zongkai, located in the Nankai District of Mainland China’s third largest city, Tianjin.Paul Kirwin, president, Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific, said,“A key feature of Tianjin is the Government’s focus on development and the related level of direct foreign investment currently underway. The city is already established as a well known industrial base and recent developments, such as opening of the EADS Airbus assembly plant for its A320 series airliners which will be operational in 2009, reinforces the importance of Tianjin as a key strategic destination in China.”

The Radisson Hotel Tianjin Zongkai will serve a growing demand in Tianjin for upscale, internationally managed business hotels by providing international and domestic business guests with the superior facilities they have come to expect from Radisson hotels in China and the Asia Pacific region.”

The hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty Chinese restaurant, a lobby lounge bar, a beauty salon, and a contemporary health club which includes an in-door swimming pool.

The Radisson Hotel Tianjin Zongkai is owned and developed by Zhong Kai Investment Co, Ltd and the exterior and interior will be designed by Frank C. Y. Feng Architects & Associates (HK) Ltd.

Mr. Shi Qi-Yun director and chairman, Zhong Kai Investment Co, Ltd, said, “It is an exciting time for Tianjin and we are proud to be contributing to the development of this important industrial region of China with the Radisson Hotel Tianjin Zhongkai.”


The Radisson Hotel Tianjin Zhongkai brings the number of Carlson hotels currently under development in China to three. There are currently nine hotels operating in China under the Carlson hotel brands of Regent Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotels & Resorts and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts.