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Carlson to double Sanya presence

Carlson Hotels has signed a management agreement for the second Radisson hotel in Sanya Bay, China. The group only recently signed a deal for a Radisson Plaza hotel in Sanya on the Lu Hui Tou peninsular.This latest agreement, signed with Sanya Zhong Gang Real Estate Co., marks the ninth hotel property currently under development in China for Carlson.

“This is an important development for Carlson as it will give us the opportunity to strengthen the Radisson brand in one of Asia’s most renowned holiday destinations. It will also help increase our presence in southern China,” said Jean-Marc Busato, managing director - Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

The Radisson Hotel Sanya Bay will be located at the intersection of Yue Jin Road and Sheng Li Road, close to Sanya city and about 20 kilometres from the airport. There is also a new conference centre under construction close to the hotel, which can accommodate up to 3000 delegates, catering to the growing Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibition (MICE) segment.

Wei Xi, executive deputy general manager, Sanya Zhong Gang Real Estate Co., said, “The local government is positioning Sanya as an upscale tourism destination, with Sanya Bay being further developed to include a golf course, theme parks and a marina. Being a popular getaway and well known for its white sandy beaches, Radisson Hotel Sanya Bay will be part of a major mixed-use development with extensive recreational and entertainment facilities.”

Radisson Hotel Sanya Bay will have 415 rooms, several restaurants and meeting facilities, including a 1500 m2 ballroom and eight meeting rooms. The property is scheduled to open in 2012.


Another eight hotels are currently under development in China including the Radisson Plaza Hotel Chongqing Nan Bin Lu, Radisson Plaza Hotel Sanya Lu Hui Tou, Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, Radisson Plaza Hotel Shenyang Hunnan and Radisson Hotel Liuzhou.