IHG’s Even Hotels lands with a bang in Asia
Even Hotels makes its Asian debut with an exciting new property in Nanjing, China.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is hailing a major milestone after opening the first property under its wellness lifestyle brand Even Hotels in China. We take a closer look at this exciting new hotel, the brand’s first outside the Americas.
Landmark new property for IHG
Branching out into new markets is always a cause for celebration within the hospitality industry, so IHG must be popping champagne at the announcement that its latest Even Hotels property has finally started to welcome guests in China.
Even Hotel Nanjing Yangtze River is a 172-key property located close to some of the city’s main attractions, including the National Green Bay Wetland Park and Youth Olympic Stadium. Although the first of the brand’s properties in China, it will soon be followed by many more, with 12 projects in cities like Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Sanya and Xi’an currently in development.
Lin WANG, chief marketing officer, Greater China at IHG, said: “We are thrilled to launch our first Even Hotel in Greater China and are dedicated to helping wellness-minded guests find their balance while on the road. This new hotel also demonstrates the continued momentum behind our new hotel brands and our commitment to providing the Even Hotels brand experience wherever our target guest lives and travels.”
What to expect at Even Hotel Nanjing Yangtze River
The property forms part of IHG’s wider push into China and responds directly to growing customer demand for a more wellness-focused product. The Even Hotels concept is built around the central pillars of ‘Rest Easy’, ‘Keep Active’, ‘Eat Well’ and ‘Accomplish More’, and is designed to appeal to guests who want to make healthier choices while travelling.
Even Hotel Nanjing Yangtze River will boast facilities ideal for business travellers, given its ample meeting, conference and event spaces that include seven private meeting rooms. Guests who remain committed to keeping fit on the go can also avail themselves of the extensive range of fitness classes on offer, plus an indoor tennis court and heated pool, as well as healthy F&B outlets that promote a balanced lifestyle.
Raul Ortiz, vice president of global marketing at Even Hotels, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites, said: “The first opening of an Even Hotels property outside the US marks a huge milestone for IHG and the Even Hotels brand. Our new Nanjing, China location is the 14th to market, with more than 20 in the pipeline globally. We are excited to expand our wellness-minded offering to new destinations while driving growth for the brand.”