The Radisson Collection will arrive in China for the first time next year when it opens a low-rise resort, which will form a part of a new tourism complex in the Jiangsu Horticultural Exposition Park.

Radisson Collection Resort, Nanjing is the first new-build Radisson Collection hotel signed by Radisson Hotel Group in China. The property joins the group’s existing portfolio in China, which now spans destinations, such as Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Kashgar, Liuzhou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuxi and Zhengzhou.

Scheduled to open in 2021, Radisson Collection Resort, Nanjing will feature 151 rooms and suites, ranging from 43 to 336 square meters. The hotel will also offer four separate meeting venues covering 790 square meters of floorspace.

“Every aspect of the resort will reflect the rich local culture, with contemporary design, intuitive service and thoughtful touches,” reads a statement from Radisson.

The resort will also have a fitness centre, a swimming pool and a spa. Authentic local and international cuisine can be savoured at a choice of two restaurants, and daytime and evening refreshments will be made available at the hotel’s Lobby Lounge, says Radisson.

Located in the Tangshan area of Nanjing, a tourist area famous for its mountains and hot springs, Jiangsu Horticultural Exposition Park will become the permanent home of the Horticultural Exposition of Jiangsu Province, which launched in 1999, says Radisson.

“Jiangsu Horticultural Exposition Park is simply breath-taking, in terms of its scale and beauty. Upon completion, this will become a spectacular new attraction for the entire region, reflecting the natural and cultural heritage of Jiangsu,” said Katerina Giannouka, president, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.

The park will have boutique gardens, exhibition halls and waterside pavilions. Radisson says it will also embrace smart technology, such as 5G connectivity, biometrics and driverless cars.

According to the hotel, the new resort will be accessible via metro links and national highways. Transport hubs such as Nanjing South Railway Station is 50 minutes while the Nanjing Lukou International Airport is a 60-minute drive away.

Radisson Hotel Group’s Radisson Collection brand is a “global compilation” of hotels and resorts which focus on art, design and “upscale amenities”.

The photo shown in this story is of the Radisson Collection Warsaw lobby. Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has reached out to the hotel for a rendering of the Radisson Collection Resort, Nanjing.