Steigenberger Hotel Group has signed its first agreement for an InterCityHotel in China. As a result, the company’s mainland portfolio now boasts a total of six properties.
The new InterCityHotel is expected to open at the end of 2015 in Qingdao, and will complement the Steigenberger Hotel Shaohai. A further two hotels are currently under construction in China, while the Hotel Maxmilian in Beijing is currently the group's only hotel in operation.
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“China is a key global market that forms one of the main pillars of our strategy for expansion,” commented Puneet Chhatwal, chief executive of Steigenberger Hotels AG. “After our InterCityHotel in Dubai, we are looking forward to opening the second InterCityHotel in Asia. This way we are successfully continuing our international expansion strategy in the most populous source market in the world - particularly in the high-demand middle-class segment.”
Little information is known about the hotel. However, as a four-star property, the InterCityHotel will offer 193 guestrooms, two restaurants and a café. Guests will be greeted by a lobby extending over an area of 400sqm. There will also be some 500sqm of event space, as well as a 100sqm gym facility that includes a pool.
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