Radisson Hotel Group has announced the introduction of the Radisson Blu and Radisson brands to central China, with the signing of two new hotels, Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD Zone and Radisson Wuhan Optics Valley in the city’s high-tech business and development zones.
The capital of Hubei province, Wuhan is a bustling metropolis that is home to approximately 10 million people. Also dubbed as the Detroit of the East, the city has one of China’s largest automotive industries and a thriving manufacturing sector, which has attracted many major Chinese and international companies.
Complementing the hub, the two hotel properties will provide Radisson-branded accommodation and facilities for the influx of domestic and international visitors travelling to the city’s ETD Zone or Economic and Technological Development Zone.
“The country is progressing globally”
“Wuhan is a leading industrial hub in China and developments like ETD Zone and Optics Valley demonstrate how the country is progressing globally in terms of high-tech industry, manufacturing and scientific research,” said Katerina Giannouka, president, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.
“With their international accommodation and world-class facilities, including flexible MICE venues, Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD Zone and Radisson Wuhan Optics Valley will be perfectly suited to this emerging global city.”
Developed by Wuhan Liantou Peninsula Real Estate Co., Ltd, the 355-room Radisson Blu Wuhan ETD Zone is a lakeside property that will open its doors in the first quarter of 2020. The hotel will rise eight stories from the banks of Hou Guan Lake and will provide a full range of facilities, including international, Chinese and Italian restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness centre and children’s playground, plus nine meeting rooms and a 1,600 square metre grand ballroom.
Meanwhile, Radisson Wuhan Optics Valley is scheduled to open in June 2024. The property will launch in Donghu New Tech Development Zone, a medical research and science park also known as Optics Valley. With the same developer as the former, the hotel will feature 220 contemporary rooms and suites, an array of upscale facilities including an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, lobby lounge and fitness centre. In addition, the hotel will provide a business centre, function rooms and a ballroom as well.
Radisson Hotel Group plans to expand in the Asia Pacific with 77 Radisson Blu hotels and currently has 58 Radisson hotels in operation and under development.