Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Oceanwide Hotel Investment Management and Wuhan Central Business Area Construction Investment Joint Stock Company announced the development of a new hotel in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, Central China. Joining the brand's collection of properties in China, Fairmont Wuhan is slated to open in 2017.
Fairmont Wuhan will have 350 guestrooms, four dining outlets and approximately 26,910 square feet of event and banquet space. The hotel will also offer business and leisure travelers access to a Willow Stream Spa, and fitness options including a swimming pool.
The hotel, which will be part of a mixed-use development featuring two office towers, will be located in the Wuhan CBD, the future business and financial center of Central China. Located in downtown Wuhan, the Wuhan CBD development covers a land area of 4.6 square miles, and houses office towers, residential buildings and commercial facilities. Transportation to the area will be accommodated by the nearby Hankou Railway Station, major metro lines and the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, the busiest in Central China, as well as the high speed railway system which offers convenient access to Beijing and Shanghai.
Wuhan sits at the meeting point of the Yangtze and Hangshui Rivers, and is an important hub in Central China. The city's history dates back over 3,500 years, making it one of the most ancient metropolitan centers in the country. It is known as a center for the arts and for intellectual studies, and it remains an area for education, as well as science and technology. Attractions for visitors include the Hubei Provincial Museum, Yellow Crane Tower, as well as the East Lake, the largest lake within a city in China. The city also acts as a starting base for luxury riverboat cruises, which pass the Three Gorges dam en route to Chongqing.
Fairmont currently operates a number of properties in China, including Fairmont Beijing, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Kunshan's Fairmont Yangcheng Lake and Fairmont Nanjing.