Carlson Hotels has signed its first hotel in Chinese city Wuxi’s promising new high-technology-zone area. The 196-room upscale hotel will open in the first half of 2012.
Located in Wuxi’s energetic new business area, the 196-room Radisson Hotel Wuxi Hi-Tech Zone is owned by Wuxi Wu Culture Expo Park Construction and Development Company Limited and will be managed by Carlson Hotels.
“Wuxi has become a major tourism hotspot in the lower Yangtze Delta and has great potential to suit the needs of the meetings, incentive tourism, conventions and exhibitions business,” says Guo Hui Wen, director, Wuxi Wu Culture Expo Park Construction and Development Company Limited. “We are pleased to be partnering with Carlson Hotels to ensure the success of this upscale property.”
Radisson Hotel Wuxi Hi-Tech Zone will comprise five villas, 21 suites and 170 guest rooms. Hotel facilities include an all-day dining restaurant; a Chinese and specialty restaurant; an 800-square-metre ballroom; four function rooms and four meeting rooms; a health club; and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
Commonly referred to as the ‘Pearl of Lake Tai’ because it is built on the scenic shores of Lake Tai, Wuxi city is also dubbed ‘Little Shanghai’ for its close proximity to Shanghai and rapid urban development.
The Radisson Hotel Wuxi Hi-Tech Zone is situated four kilometres from the new train station connecting Shanghai to Beijing on the high-speed railway, and is six kilometres from Wuxi airport. The hotel is adjacent to some of Wuxi’s historical World Heritage Sites, such as the Meili Ancient Town and Temple of Wu, and natural scenic spots including the Lianghong National Wetland Park and China Stone Park.
The Radisson Hotel Wuxi Hi-Tech Zone signing is among four hotel signing announcements by Carlson Hotels in China this week. Two of the others are the Radisson Plaza Resort Huizhou, due to open in 2012; and the 254-room Park Plaza Chengdu South, scheduled to open by the end of this year and located two kilometres away from Chengdu International Airport.