The Radisson Ningbo Beilun has opened in the port city of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, the third hotel for the brand in Mainland China.
The new-build hotel is in the city’s Beilun district, a free-trade zone close to one of China’s largest international ports. It is part of a new mixed-use development, INSHOW City, which is China’s first maritime-themed commercial complex. The property marks Radisson Hotel Group’s entry into Ningbo, part of the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone.
“The city’s emerging industrial sector and the success of Ningbo International Port make Ningbo one of Asia’s most dynamic cities and a key business hub,” said Gary Ye, VP operations, China, Radisson Hotel Group.
Radisson Ningbo Beilun has 230 guestrooms and suites, two restaurants, a lobby lounge and an executive lounge. The property also has two 800-square-meter ballrooms for events.
The opening also is part of a major strategic expansion of the Radisson brand across the Asia-Pacific region. This growth will focus on fast-growing cities in some of Asia’s largest and most populous countries, including China, India and Indonesia, according to the company. Radisson’s growth strategy in China is a key initiative in Destination 2022, the group’s five-year strategic operating plan and with 35 properties open and under development across 21 cities in China, the group plans to triple its portfolio of hotels by that year.
Domestic and inbound tourism in China in 2017 totaled 5.1 billion trips and generated more than $795 billion, according to data from the China National Tourism Administration. The International Air Transport Association also projects China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest aviation market by 2022.