New World Guangzhou Hotel
New World Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage its first hotel in Guangzhou.
Scheduled to open in 2018, the New World Guangzhou Hotel will be located in the city’s Baiyun district, just 20 minutes’ drive from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
It will form part of mixed-use development comprising offices, serviced apartments and a shopping centre, which will be linked directly to Jiahe Wanggang subway station.
The hotel itself will feature 279 rooms and suites with a minimum size of 45m². Facilities will include four F&B outlets, a gym, spa and a rooftop outdoor pool. It will also offer comprehensive MICE facilities with 2,800m² of floorspace including a ballroom, meeting rooms, an outdoor event lawn and a bridal suite.
New World currently operates 10 hotels, including seven in Greater China. And its expansion will continue in the coming years with plans to open new properties in Langfang (2016), Qingyuan (2017), Shenyang (2017), Zhengzhou (2017) and Foshan (2018).
Outside China, New World is planning to open hotels in Bali (2017), Petalingjaya (2017), Kota Kinabalu (2018) and Bangkok (2018).
Hampton by Hilton opens in Guangzhou
Hilton Worldwide has opened a new midscale hotel in China’s Guangdong province (Room image on top of this page belongs to the new Hampton by Hilton).
Hampton by Hilton Guangzhou Zhujiang New Town is located in the Tianhe District, close to business and financial hubs such as the Guangzhou International Finance Centre, Citic Plaza and Pazhou Complex.
Transport links include Guangzhou East Railway Station – a 15-minute drive away, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, an hour away in light traffic.
Positioned in the mid-tier market, the hotel represents a strategic move by Hilton to capitalise on the growing middle class market in China.
The first Hampton by Hilton opened in Sanya in December 2015, with ten further openings in China expected this year, and 400 over the next decade.
All of the hotel’s 223 rooms feature Serta mattresses, work desks and chairs, plus skincare amenities by Peter Thomas Roth.
Other facilities include free wifi, a 24-hour snack bar, onsite restaurant, meeting room and fitness centre.