Accor Hotels has opened the midscale Novotel Ningbo East – the first Novotel property in Zhejiang province.
The hotel is located in the Ningbo Eastern New Town, a two-minute walk from the city’s Metro Line 1 station, 20-minute drive from the Ningbo Train Station and 30 minutes from Mingbo Lishe International Airport. Ningbo Culture Plaza, Ningbo International Financial Center and Ningbo International Convention and Exhibition Centre are also close to the property.
There are 258 rooms, all featuring the brand’s eco-designed "Live N Dream" bedding concept complete with a pillow menu. Free wifi and iphone docking stations are also provided.
Meeting rooms can host up to 300 guests, with standard facilities including overhead projector and video-conferencing equipment.
Other facilities in the property include a gym with yoga room, plus a games room.
The opening of Novotel Ningbo East complements the group’s portfolio in the city where it has Sofitel Wanda Ningbo under the luxury collection, and ibis Ningbo Tianyi Square and ibis Ningbo Qianhu in the economy category.
Novotel Christchurch Airport
Meanwhile, it has been announced that Christchurch airport will have a new on-site accommodation with the opening of Novotel Christchurch Airport. Construction will kick off in May 2016, the 200-room property will reside directly next to the international terminal and is being designed by Warren and Mahoney Architects: the same team behind the well-known Novotel Auckland Airport hotel.