New World Hotels will open five new properties in China by 2014, furthering its aim to establish footholds in strategic locations across the country. In addition to Beijing, the other selected locations are targeted for economic development by the government. These represent untapped potential for business and leisure travel and present new opportunities for five-star hotel development.
New World Guiyang Hotel, opening 2011, will attract both business and leisure travellers, as a deluxe city resort hotel with green landscape and mountain views, located in the Jinyang New District central business district, close to the city’s convention hall opening in the same year. Its 311 guestrooms and public spaces will offer an understatedly elegant Oriental feel and ambience. Restaurants will include a cafe and Chinese restaurant, lobby lounge and bar. Other facilities to be developed will be a ballroom and function rooms, business centre, executive club lounge, and a health club, pool and spa for recreation and relaxation.
New World Beijing Hotel, Beijing, opening 2012, will be centrally located in one of Beijing’s fastest growing commercial districts and situated close to the cultural attractions of The Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. As one of the first five-star hotels in the area, the 300-room property will feature a low-rise design complementing the surrounding residential area. Restaurants will include a cafe, Chinese restaurant, lobby lounge and rooftop bar. Other planned facilities include a ballroom and function rooms, executive lounge, health club, spa and swimming pool.
The 402-room deluxe New World Convention Centre, Shenyang Hotel, opening 2013, will not only feature nearly 3,000 square metres of meeting and function space, but will also be the closest hotel to the upcoming Shenyang New World Expo, projected to be the largest exhibition facility in Shenyang. The hotel will offer elegantly styled guestrooms and serviced apartments. New World Convention Centre, Shenyang Hotel will also feature an executive floor lounge, 1,200-square-metre ballroom, 10 multiple-function meeting rooms and a business centre. The podium level will present dining, entertainment and recreation options, including a cafe, specialty restaurant, Chinese restaurant, lobby lounge and bar as well as extensive fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.
New World Qingyuan Hotel will open in 2014 in one of China’s most popular hot springs destinations, known for its natural scenery, caves and rivers, as well as historical monuments and cultural diversity. It is anticipated to be the only internationally operated hot spring villa resort in the region. The design of the public spaces and 300 guestrooms, 35 villas and 60 residences for sale will reflect a sense of place, celebrating local customs, landscape and indigenous food traditions. Hotel villas will showcase individual hot spring features and the theme will be extended to a luxurious hot spring spa and recreational clubhouse. Restaurant concepts will include a cafe, Chinese restaurant, lobby lounge and bar. A ballroom and function rooms will be complemented by an outdoor wedding pavilion. Other recreational options will include a health club, pool, tennis courts, and activity zones for children and teenagers.
Opening 2014, New World Haikou Hotel will be a 350-room, multi-storey deluxe hotel on Haikou bay, five minutes’ drive from the city centre. The hotel will offer 1,700 square metres of meeting space, including an 800-square-metre ballroom and six function rooms. These versatile rooms will also be linked to an expansive meeting and convention centre. The high and low-rise design of the hotel, enhanced by a landscape of lush foliage, will complement the lagoon-like setting and local design elements. Twelve guest villas will feature private, oceanfront plunge pools. A cafe, Chinese restaurant, seafood restaurant, lobby lounge and poolside restaurant and bar will incorporate ocean views, terraces and open-air features. Other facilities will include a free-standing Club lounge, signature wedding pavilion, health club, standalone spa, free-form swimming pool, tennis court and dedicated recreation areas for children and teenagers.
Favoured by business travellers and meeting planners, New World Hotels are deluxe properties located in Dalian, Shanghai, Wuhan, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila, with two affiliated hotels in Shenyang and Shunde. The hotels offer a full range of relevant amenities and services, including multiple restaurants, business services, extensive meeting facilities, executive floors and recreational options. New World Hotels, one of Hong Kong-based new World Hospitality’s growing portfolio of brands, is targeted to more than double in size by 2015.