Chengdu is the place to be for major international luxury hotel chains as the booming city continues to attract top names.
The first Waldorf Astoria hotel in the capital of Sichuan Province is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016, which will make it the fifth Waldorf Astoria in China. Situated in the Chengdu Tianfu New Area, the hotel will occupy the top 15 floors of a mixed-used development. Service apartments will fill the lower part of the building.
“The introduction of the Waldorf Astoria brand into Chengdu marks another major milestone in Hilton Worldwide’s expansion across central and western China. We look forward to allowing more guests in China to experience the classic elegance and modern grandeur embodied in this iconic brand and also to helping embellish Chengdu’s status as a leading meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) and tourist destination,” said John Vanderslice, global head of luxury & lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide.
The Mandarin Oriental Chengdu is scheduled to open in 2015 on a prime riverfront site in the Jin-jiang district, across from the ancient Wang-jiang Park. Being touted as the most sophisticated luxury hotel in China, the Mandarin Oriental Chengdu will feature 320 rooms, including 41 suites with plenty of spa and fitness amenities.
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