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June 29, 2015 16:23 ET

Swissotel Hotels & Resorts Continues China Expansion With Swissotel Jinan

- New Swissotel in Eastern China set to open in 2020 -

SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwired - June 29, 2015) -

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Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, a leading brand in the FRHI Hotels & Resorts (FRHI) portfolio, and Nanjing Jin Gao Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of JiangSu Golden Land Real Estate Development, today announced the development of a new hotel in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province in eastern China. Joining the distinctive hotel brand's growing collection of properties open and in development in China, Swissôtel Jinan is scheduled to debut in 2020.

"This project is exciting on a number of fronts," said Foued El Mabrouk, vice president, operations, China, FRHI Hotels & Resorts. "It not only supports our growth plan of strategic expansion into key Chinese markets, but it also marks another excellent development opportunity with an experienced and committed partner in Golden Land development; a group we recently teamed with to develop and open a remarkable Fairmont hotel in Nanjing. Swissôtel Jinan, with its contemporary feel, innovative design, inspired service and quality in life guest programs, promises to be a magnificent hotel in the City of Springs."

Swissôtel Jinan will feature 248 guestrooms, five distinctive dining outlets and approximately 2,900 square metres (31,000 square feet) of event and banquet space. The world-class hotel will also provide business and leisure travellers with access to a Pürovel Spa & Sport - the company's Alpine-inspired signature wellbeing brand.

Part of a larger mixed-use development featuring residential, retail and office buildings, the hotel will be located in the Han Yu District, the new financial centre and research and development hub of Jinan. The Han Yu District covers an area of 13.3km2, and houses a significant amount of office towers, residential buildings and commercial facilities. Transportation to the area is supported by nearby metro lines and the Jinan International Airport, as well as an extensive high speed railway system that offers convenient access to both Beijing and Shanghai.

Jinan is located in Shandong Province, and is a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub for eastern China. The city bridges two of China's great economic axes, the Yangtze River Delta and the Bohai Economic Rim, and is in close proximity to Tianjin and Qingdao ports. Jinan is referred to as the 'City of Springs for its well-known 72 artesian springs, with one of the most scenic being Daming Lake, which features many towers, halls, pavilions, and corridors along its lakeside. The city is also a key centre for technology and innovation and is home to more than 40 universities, over 200 research institutes and 10 national laboratories.

Swissôtel currently operates a number of properties in China, including Swissôtel Beijing, Swissôtel Grand Shanghai, Swissôtel Kunshan and Swissôtel Foshan. The country continues to be a key growth market for the brand with a number of new developments scheduled to open in the coming years in cities including Changsha, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Sanya and Xi'an.

About Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts

Conveniently located where travellers want to be, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts provides guests with the opportunity to stay in the heart of more than 30 top locations worldwide, where they can confidently explore the very best each destination has to offer. Synonymous with all there is to love about Switzerland, the brand remains true to its roots, successfully combining genuine Swiss hospitality with intelligent design and local flair. With social responsibility at the forefront and a genuine commitment to positively impact the destinations it calls home, every Swissôtel upholds industry-leading sustainability standards and is committed to treating guests, colleagues, and the environment with equal respect. This all comes together to provide guests with peace of mind that is authentically Swiss. Part of FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company that also operates the Fairmont and Raffles brands, the Swissôtel portfolio offers business and leisure guests an authentic and local travel experience that is full of energy, passion and vitality. For more information or reservations, please visit swissotel.com.

About Nanjing Jin Gao Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Jin Gao Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jiangsu Golden Land Group, which is also the Owner of Fairmont Nanjing and Fairmont Suzhou. The group was founded in Nanjing in 1994 and focuses on real estate development and funds management. Currently the group has 20 subsidiaries and a real estate development area of over three million square meters.

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