InterContinental Hotels Group opens fifth Hualuxe property in China

InterContinental Hotels Group opens fifth Hualuxe property in China

InterContinental Hotels Group has unveiled Hualuxe Zhangjiakou as its 300th open property in Greater China.

The hotel becomes the fifth for the Hualuxe Hotels & Resorts brand and the only international-branded, upscale hotel in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, one of the host cities for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

IHG is a leading international hotel company in Greater China and has more than 30 years of experience in the region, having opened its first Holiday Inn hotel in Beijing in 1984.

Since then the company has continued to grow, opening its 100th hotel in 2008 and 200th just five years later in 2013.

In 2016 alone, IHG signed more than 80 hotel deals - the most ever.

As IHG has grown, it has become the one of the industry’s largest employers and an important contributor to the Chinese economy.

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IHG employs 65,000 people across its hotels and corporate offices, more than 95 per cent of which are local Chinese.

Richard Solomons, chief executive, IHG, commented: “We have a strong heritage in Greater China, having had a presence in the market for more than 30 years.

“Our portfolio of relevant brands and deep local knowledge means we are meeting the needs of Chinese guests, and with long-term demand for hotels increasing, we remain hugely positive about the opportunity in this region.”

IHG launched Hualuxe Hotels & Resorts in 2012.

Based on deep knowledge of the local market, it is the first international upscale hotel brand designed specifically for Chinese consumers.

The brand now has five open hotels, with a further 22 in the pipeline.

The Hualuxe Zhangjiakou, features 340 deluxe rooms, with nearly 30 suites and has six restaurants and bars, providing high-quality local and international cuisine.

The hotel sits in Zhangjiakou city centre and is located conveniently for both business and leisure travellers, just eight kilometres from Zhangjiakou railway station and 12 kilometres from Zhangjiakou Ningyuan Airport.