IHG Lodges and Resorts has marked the opening of its 600th resort in Better China with the debut of Kimpton Bamboo Grove Suzhou.
The brand new opening is situated within the metropolis of Suzhou and contains 179 rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling home windows, an indoor pool, health centre, and Chinese language and Japanese eating venues. In response to the web site, rooms will be booked from September 8.
The resort group has been energetic in Better China for 38 years, with its first opening beneath the Vacation Inn model in Beijing. As of the primary half of 2022, there are 12 IHG manufacturers in over 200 cities in Better China.
The resort group says it has a particular give attention to the Better Bay Space and the rising tourism cities within the western area, with signings together with the Regent Shenzhen Bay and the Vacation Inn Resort at Kanas Hemu. Within the first half of the 12 months, the group signed 53 lodges in Better China and expects one other 469 within the pipeline.
Jolyon Bulley, CEO of IHG Better China, commented:
“Better China stays our second largest market and a future development engine for our international enterprise. Whereas Covid-related journey restrictions had posed challenges to the journey and hospitality trade, the market confirmed sturdy resilience and development alternatives stimulated by favorable insurance policies, together with the 14th 5-12 months Tourism Growth Plan.
“With IHG’s formidable international experience and profound insights into the native market, we’re assured in Better China’s large market potential and long-range success.”
By mid-July 2022, the group’s RevPAR recovered to over 80 per cent of the identical interval in 2019, with western and southern China exceeding pre-pandemic ranges. Japanese and northern China, in the meantime, have been restored to 60 and 70 per cent.