Radisson Hotel Group is expanding its footprint in east China with the opening of two new hotels in Shanghai and nearby Hangzhou this month less than two weeks apart from one another.
The group’s expansion in the two cities began with the Radisson Hangzhou Qianjiang on May 16 and was followed soon after by the opening of the Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao on Tuesday, May 28.
The Radisson Hangzhou Qianjiang is located in the Zhejiang province capital’s city centre, Qianjiang Century City, about three minutes on foot from the Hangzhou Metro’s Yinfeng Road station and 20 minutes’ drive from Xiaoshan International Airport.
The 186-key property features both guestrooms and suites ranging from 34sqm to 106sqm. Key features and facilities include the all-day restaurant Shang Café, specialty Chinese restaurant Sky Pavilion, the Lobby Lounge, a heated indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a Grand Ballroom capable of hosting up to 740 guests.
The Radisson Blu Forest Manor Shanghai Hongqiao, meanwhile, is an urban resort located in Shanghai’s Hongqiao business district about three kilometres from Hongqiao International Airport. The property was designed in the image of the Royal Spanish court, exemplified in its use of marble and hanging chandeliers.
A total of 439 rooms and suites are offered at the hotel and all feature a balcony. Guests staying in Executive rooms and suites also get access to the Executive Lounge, which provides services such as private check-in and check-out, use of meeting rooms, a business centre, and all-day refreshments.
Other facilities include the Recreation Centre, which has a fitness centre, spa and 25-metre indoor swimming pool, as well as the all-day dining restaurant The Open Kitchen, Liqing Chinese Restaurant and The Lobby Lounge.
Shanghai in particular has seen a number of new hotels open their doors recently. These notably include the impressive Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland located inside a former quarry, the Shanghai Edition from Marriott and the Sukhothai Shanghai, the second property from Thai company Sukhothai Hotels and Resorts.
Hangzhou, meanwhile, notably got its first Grand Hyatt property in January following an extensive refurbishment and rebranding of the former Hyatt Regency Hangzhou into the Grand Hyatt Hangzhou.
In other recent news, hotels in Shanghai are due to cease offering a number of disposable amenities to guests beginning July 1 in accordance with a new government mandate aimed at reducing waste.