InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a swath of new deals to grow seven of its brands in Western China. The 10 hotels will span several different tiered cities and well-known destination, including Sichuan, Chongqing, Shaanxi, Yunnan, Gansu and Guizhou Province Building. The new hotels will not only operate under existing IHG brands in Western China, but also introduce new ones to the market.
With the addition of these new hotels, IHG currently operates more than 330 hotels with more than 100,000 guestrooms under a total of nine brands in Greater China. Here are the 10 hotels expanding IHG's footprint in Western China.
InterContinental Chengdu Shawan
InterContinental Chengdu Shawan is in northern Chengdu, Sichuan Province near the district government. The new hotel is the brand's third property in the city, following the InterContinental Century City Chengdu and the InterContinental Chengdu Global Center.
Hualuxe Guiyang Financial City
Hualuxe Guiyang Financial City is part of the first-ever upscale international hotel brand created specifically for Chinese consumers.
Hotel Indigo Puzhehei
Hotel Indigo Puzhehei is the first internationally branded hotel in the Puzhehei Scenic Area in Yunnan Province. The property is also IHG's first hotel in the city.
Hotel Indigo Jiuzhai
Hotel Indigo Jiuzhai is next to the entrance of Zhongzha Valley west of the Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve in Sichuan Province. The hotel joins IHG's two other hotels in the city: the Holiday Inn Jiuzhai Jarpo and the InterContinental Hotels Resort Jiuzhai Paradise.
Even Hotel Chongqing Central Park
Even Hotel Chongqing Central Park is in Yubei District of Chongqing next to the Central Park. The hotel is near the Chongqing International Expo Centre, city landmarks and the Chongqing International Airport. This is IHG's latest Even Hotel in the country after introducing the brand to the Chinese market in October 2017. IHG has seven additional hotels in the city operating under the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and InterContinental brands.
Even Hotel Xi’an High-Tech Zone
Even Hotel Xi’an High-Tech Zone is in the High-Tech Development Zone in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province next to Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Huawei. The hotel is in the 32nd to 38th floors of a 656-foot tall high-rise. This signing will follow the recent additions of the Holiday Inn Express Xi’an Qujiang South, the Crowne Plaza Baoji City Center and the Holiday Inn Baoji Central to IHG's portfolio. IHG's pipeline for the region also includes the Holiday Inn Express Xi’an Bell Tower.
Holiday Inn & Suites Lanzhou Centre
Holiday Inn & Suites Lanzhou Centre is in the Lanzhou Centre building of Lanzhou, Gansu Province. The hotel will be near the Lanzhou West Railway Station and Lanzhou Metro Line 1, which is slated for completion in December 2018. Holiday Inn & Suites Lanzhou Centre will also be the first extended-stay hotel in the city. It will be IHG's second property in the city, following the Crowne Plaza Lanzhou in the Chengguan District.
Holiday Inn Express Guilin High-Tech Zone
Holiday Inn Express Guilin High-Tech Zone is in the center of the High-Tech Zone of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The hotel will be near the new high-speed railway network once construction is complete. This property is IHG's second Holiday Inn Express in the city, following the Holiday Inn Express Guilin Xiufeng, which is opening soon.
Holiday Inn Express Meishan Dongpo
Holiday Inn Express Meishan Dongpo is in the center of Meishan, Sichuan Province near the city’s CBD, shopping venues and transportation hubs. The hotel was developed on the higher floors of the Chunxi Square building. IHG signed this hotel project under the Franchise Plus model for the group's Holiday Inn Express brand in China. This new Holiday Inn Express is IHG's third hotel in Meishan. The group's two other properties in the city are the Hotel Indigo Heilong Lake and the InterContinental Hotels Heilong Lake.