Mandarin Oriental has announced plans for its latest Chinese property, to be located in Tianfu New Area, a business district to the south of Chengdu.

The 267-room Mandarin Oriental Tianfu, Chengdu will feature four restaurants and bars, as well as an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

The central business district of Tianfu is situated around 25km to the south of Chengdu’s old city, and the hotel will be located in the “primary development zone”, which also comprises regional offices and headquarters of multinational corporations as well as international convention and exhibition venues.

The district is being designed as a ‘Park City’, with over 3,000 hectares of green space within walking distance of the hotel.

Scheduled to open in 2028, the property will also be situated next to Western China’s tallest skyscraper, which features an observation deck with views of the city and Xiling snow mountains.

Commenting on the news James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental, said:

“We are delighted to be part of this exciting project and to be extending the Group’s presence into western China. This development reinforces the Group’s commitment to building on our existing mainland China portfolio in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Sanya, along with properties currently under development in Hangzhou, Nanjing and Qianmen, Beijing

“I am pleased to partner with the developer, China Overseas Land and Investment (COLI), especially given their assured commitment to sustainability, aligning with our own sustainability goals and objectives.”

Earlier this year Mandarin Oriental opened its first property in the southeast Chinese city of Shenzhen. The 178-room hotel is housed within the upper floors of a 79-storey tower in the city’s Futian business district.

Mandarin Oriental to open Shenzhen property on January 20