InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management contract with Taiwan-based E United Group to manage a 650-room Crowne Plaza Kaohsiung E-Da World.This latest addition to IHG’s portfolio, slated to open by end of 2009, will be the first managed Crowne Plaza hotel in Taiwan.
As the second largest city in Taiwan, Kaohsiung is the centre of Taiwan’s shipbuilding, manufacturing, refining and transportation industries. Crowne Plaza Kaohsiung E-Da World is located at the famous tourist spot, Guang-Yin Mountain, Kaohsiung City.
The property will have full service facilities with five restaurants, two ballrooms and ten function rooms.
E-Da World, located in Kaohsiung County, is one of the biggest mass development projects across Taiwan. The development includes hotels, shopping malls, a theme park, a university and various real estate areas. Upon its completion at the end of 2009, E-Da World will be one of Taiwan’s top destinations.
IHG’s current Taiwan portfolio includes Holiday Inn East Taipei, Holiday Inn Express Taoyuan and Holiday Inn Express Taichung Park.