A management contract has been signed between Millennium & Copthorne Hotels and Chengdu New Orient Development Co Ltd for the five-star Millennium Chengdu, which is scheduled to open in mid-2008.The 363-room Millennium Chengdu is located in Chengdu in the Sichuan province of China. The Sichuan province is famous for its World Heritage Site - the Dujiangyan Irrigation System which is one of the world’s oldest functioning irrigation systems; the Wolong Panda Reserve; the scenic lakes and lush green forests in Jiuzhaigou Valley; and the Yangtze River which cuts through Mount Wushan bordering Chongqing and Hubei to create the famous Three Gorges.
The first Millennium property in China, the Millennium Hongqiao Shanghai Hotel opened in 2006, the second, the Grand Millennium Beijing Hotel, which will be owned and managed by M&C, is scheduled to open in 2008, in time for the Beijing Olympics.
The Millennium Chengdu is strategically located along Shen Xian Shu Road South which is an affluent residential neighbourhood in the southern part of the second ring road. This residential-style corporate hotel is a 20-minute drive away from the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.
The hotel is also accessible to the city sports complex and golf driving range as well as the High Technology Zone, home to major foreign companies.
With a total floor area of 31,500 square metres, the 14-storey Millennium Chengdu comes with well-appointed guestrooms, Executive Club Rooms and suites, including a room for disabled guests. Each room is equipped with up-to-date facilities like broadband Internet access, flat-screen TV, CD and DVD system. The hotel’s business centre and conference rooms are also equipped with state-of-the-art meeting facilities for high-powered business and social events.
Guests of Millennium Chengdu will also be able to enjoy a variety of stylish and upscale F&B outlets; a café which serves international fare, and a Chinese restaurant that serves Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine. The tastefully-designed F&B outlets feature a thoughtful blend of traditional Chinese decoration and contemporary Western ambience; where East meets West, where tradition meets innovation in perfect harmony. Other leisure amenities include a spa and fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool.
Unlike other business hotels, Millennium Chengdu’s location at the fringe of the city gives business travellers a sense of serenity and spaciousness. “It is an ideal corporate retreat destination for Chinese and international multi-national companies as the hotel offers a relaxed and cozy ambience - the perfect sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet retaining a sense of calmness and composure of the Chinese culture,” said Mr Michael Sengol, Chief Operating Officer of M&C Hotels plc.