Howard Johnson International (China) has signed two management contracts for Howard Johnson Caton Hotel Taiyuan and Howard Johnson Plaza Fuzhou developed by Shanxi Caton Group and Fuzhou Greattown Group respectively.The 40-Storey Howard Johnson Caton Hotel Taiyuan, will be located in the heart of the city’s commercial and entertainment centre. The four-star city business hotel will have 248 spacious rooms, with extensive food & beverage and recreational facilities. The hotel is scheduled to open this September.
Howard Johnson Plaza Fuzhou, a deluxe five-star hotel is located in the Jianbing Avenue. Facing the pleasant Ming River, the hotel has 310 rooms with 40- 90 square meters space. The conference and meeting facilities will be extensive and state-of-art. Five restaurants and bars and other recreational facilities like hot spring spas and swimming pools will be unique selling points for the hotel when it opens to the public early 2008.
“The two new hotels are just the starting point for the promising year of the Golden Pig. Although the hotel industry is very competitive nowadays, we have the full confidence to be the leader of the industry and strongly believe that the international management model contributes to the building of the infrastructure of the hotel operation, while adaptation of Chinese culture and maximum utilization of local management experts would strengthen and enhance our performance and competitiveness. This is our key to the success,” said Wilburt Chang, Chairman & CEO of Howard Johnson International (China).
Howard Johnson International (China) has 13 hotels in operation in cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Wuhan, Ningbo, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou and Chongqin. There will be 28 hotels open by end 2007 and 50 hotels open by end 2008 with 100 hotels in China in Howard Johnson’s portfolio by 2010.