Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced a new property in Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province and a vital crossroad in the transport network of central China.
Scheduled to open in 2016, the development will be in partnership with Hunan Taskin Investment.
In addition to a luxury hotel, the global hotel leader will also manage an adjacent new 40,000 square meter conference centre at Taskin City in Shengfu New Town - a burgeoning financial and government district of Changsha.
Fairmont Changsha will offer corporate and leisure travellers 350 guestrooms and suites, several lounges and restaurants, Willow Stream - the company’s award-winning signature spa brand - as well as fitness and pool facilities.
Taskin City is a master planned development designed by RTKL, slated to become one of the largest developments in Central China.
It will feature 14 Grade-A office towers, large-scale international shopping centres with above and underground space, luxury retail, 900-meter long pedestrian areas and leisure facilities including an ice-skating rink, 4D & IMAX cinema, arts centre and theatre.
Additional offerings will include high-end residential developments as well as an international school.
“Changsha will be home to Fairmont’s ninth hotel in the Asia-Pacific region as we continue to expand in this important part of the world,” said Jennifer Fox, president, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
“The city’s energetic growth is fuelled by entertainment, finance, culture, construction and manufacturing and other industries, ensuring Changsha’s position as one of the most dynamic economic engine in central China.”
With a 3,000 year-old history, Changsha offers a variety of leisure and cultural attractions and in recent years has established itself as regional epicentre for television production, entertainment, and theatre.
The city of more than seven million is also a major interior commercial port and has been identified as one of China’s 20 most economically-advanced cities.