THERE are expected to be 548 new hotel openings in 2019 and 540 in 2020, as many hotel brands expand their footprint in China, according to Lodging Econometrics. In last year alone there were also 634 projects opened, with 107,373 rooms newly available.

Many of these new hotels will be located in Shanghai and Guangzhou, with a high number of opening in Chengdu, Hangzhou and Suzhou.

For agents, this means even more choice for clients visiting China.

New projects for Hilton Worldwide, IHG and Marriott International make up 43% of the total hotels in the pipeline.

One such hotel recently opening its doors is the DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai Nanxiang. The property is located in the 1,500 year-old town of Nanxiang, a rising CBD in Shanghai.

Doubletree by Hilton Shanghai Nanxiang is the only international hotel in the town and caters for business travellers, providing meeting and recreational facilities. The property offers 313 rooms, a 179m2 indoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness centre, Gladness All Day Dining restaurant, Jun Palace Chinese Restaurant and a number of bars.

Qian Jin, Area President for Greater China and Mongolia said, “A rapidly developing centre for commerce and a growing industrial hub, Nanxiang serves as a strategic location for Hilton as we continue to make significant investments to exceed the expectations of the region’s modern business and leisure travellers.”

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