Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, a leading brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, and Nanjing Jin Gao Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of JiangSu Golden Land Real Estate Development, today announced the development of a new hotel in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province in eastern China.
Joining the distinctive hotel brand’s growing collection of properties open and in development in China, Swissôtel Jinan is scheduled to debut in 2020.
“This project is exciting on a number of fronts,” said Foued El Mabrouk, vice president, operations, China, FRHI Hotels & Resorts. “It not only supports our growth plan of strategic expansion into key Chinese markets, but it also marks another excellent development opportunity with an experienced and committed partner in Golden Land development; a group we recently teamed with to develop and open a remarkable Fairmont hotel in Nanjing. Swissôtel Jinan, with its contemporary feel, innovative design, inspired service and quality in life guest programs, promises to be a magnificent hotel in the City of Springs.”
Swissôtel Jinan will feature 248 guestrooms, five distinctive dining outlets and approximately 2,900 square metres (31,000 square feet) of event and banquet space. The world-class hotel will also provide business and leisure travellers with access to a Pürovel Spa & Sport – the company’s Alpine-inspired signature wellbeing brand.
Part of a larger mixed-use development featuring residential, retail and office buildings, the hotel will be located in the Han Yu District, the new financial centre and research and development hub of Jinan. The Han Yu District covers an area of 13.3km2, and houses a significant amount of office towers, residential buildings and commercial facilities. Transportation to the area is supported by nearby metro lines and the Jinan International Airport, as well as an extensive high speed railway system that offers convenient access to both Beijing and Shanghai.
Jinan is located in Shandong Province, and is a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub for eastern China. The city bridges two of China’s great economic axes, the Yangtze River Delta and the Bohai Economic Rim, and is in close proximity to Tianjin and Qingdao ports. Jinan is referred to as the ‘City of Springs for its well-known 72 artesian springs, with one of the most scenic being Daming Lake, which features many towers, halls, pavilions, and corridors along its lakeside. The city is also a key centre for technology and innovation and is home to more than 40 universities, over 200 research institutes and 10 national laboratories.
Swissôtel currently operates a number of properties in China, including Swissôtel Beijing, Swissôtel Grand Shanghai, Swissôtel Kunshan and Swissôtel Foshan. The country continues to be a key growth market for the brand with a number of new developments scheduled to open in the coming years in cities including Changsha, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Sanya and Xi’an.