Japan’s Prince Hotels and its subsidiary Staywell Holdings have announced that their recently revealed The Prince Akatoki brand will expand to China with the opening of a new property in Guangzhou in 2019.
The two companies unveiled their new Prince Akatoki brand back in June and later announced that the first property would be located in London. The existing The Arch London is set to undergo an extensive refurbishment before reopening as The Prince Akatoki next year.
The new hotel in Guangzhou will mark the second overseas property for The Prince Akatoki brand.
In line with The Prince Akatoki’s five-star offering, the new property in Guangzhou will offer 180-degree unobstructed views across the city and 275 luxury rooms, which it claims will be the largest guestrooms in Guangzhou, ranging from 49 to 514 square metres.
Dining options include four dining destinations, which feature both Japanese and Chinese specialties, along with additional lobby lounge and pool bars. Other onsite facilities include extensive banquet and event rooms, medical facilities, a Japanese-inspired spa and a rooftop pool.
The hotel will be located on Guangzhou International Biotech Island. Its close proximity to the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre and University City makes the hotel a convenient option for business travellers and delegates attending nearby fairs and exhibitions, while also providing easy access to the city’s central business district.
“As a first for the brand in China, The Prince Akatoki Guangzhou will allow those travelling to Guangzhou the opportunity to experience a new brand which reflects both visual elements synonymous with Japan and signature experiences that are unique to Japanese hospitality,” said Masahiko Koyama, president of Prince Hotels.
Staywell Holdings and its parent company Prince Hotels together have a combined network of 75 hotels worldwide. They plan to deliver 250 hotels in the medium to long term and expand their brands across a variety of areas including Asia, Oceania, Europe and the North America.