Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts and Nanjing Jin Gao Real Estate Development, a subsidiary of JiangSu Golden Land Real Estate Development, announced the development of a new hotel in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province in eastern China. Swissôtel Jinan is scheduled to debut in 2020.
Swissôtel Jinan will have 248 guestrooms, five dining outlets and approximately 31,000 square feet of event and banquet space. The hotel will also provide business and leisure travelers with access to a Pürovel Spa & Sport, the company's Alpine-inspired wellness brand.
Part of a larger mixed-use development featuring residential, retail and office buildings, the hotel will be located in the Han Yu District, the new financial center and research and development hub of Jinan. The Han Yu District houses office towers, residential buildings and commercial facilities. Transportation to the area is supported by nearby metro lines and the Jinan International Airport, as well as a high-speed railway system that offers access to both Beijing and Shanghai.
Jinan is located in Shandong Province, and is a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub for eastern China. The city bridges two of China's economic axes, the Yangtze River Delta and the Bohai Economic Rim, and is close to Tianjin and Qingdao ports. Jinan is referred to as the “City of Springs” for its 72 artesian springs, including Daming Lake, which has towers, halls, pavilions and corridors along its lakeside. The city is also home to more than 40 universities, over 200 research institutes and 10 national laboratories.
Swissôtel currently operates a number of properties in China, including Swissôtel Beijing, Swissôtel Grand Shanghai, Swissôtel Kunshan and Swissôtel Foshan. There are a number of new developments scheduled to open in the coming years in cities including Changsha, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Sanya and Xi'an.