AccorHotels has opened a trio of new hotels at a major new Chinese theme park.
The three new hotels, which will operate under the Pullman, Novotel and Mercure brands, add almost 1,400 rooms to the new Nanchang Wanda Cultural Tourism City complex, which is located in southeast China’s Jiangxi province.
Described by some as a rival to the new Shanghai Disneyland, the huge Wanda park covers 200 hectares and features outdoor and indoor amusement parks, hotels and resorts, interactive cinemas, large shopping malls and multiple dining options. Stand-out amenities include Asia’s largest aquarium, China’s fastest, highest and longest rollercoaster, and the country’s highest “drop tower”.
“The opening of three hotels in a single day symbolises AccorHotels’ continuous growth and development in the Greater China region,” says Michel Molliet, AccorHotels’ chief operating officer for Greater China. “This is our first and biggest hotel project in central China. The development of these three new hotels brings our Greater China network to 181 operating hotels and resorts across the country.
“The hotel cluster is strategically located at the heart of Nanchang’s landmark development, a major cultural tourist destination in its own right,” he added.
The new hotels include the 403-room Pullman Nanchang Wanda, 504-room Mercure Nanchang Wanda and 481-room Novotel Nanchang Wanda. All three hotels feature their own facilities, including F&B outlets, while the Pullman also has an 800m² ballroom for events.
As well as the three AccorHotels, Wanda is planning a further six hotels at the park including its own luxury Wanda Vista Hotel, which is already open.