Pullman presses on with Chinese progress

by | 05 Dec 2022 | Pipeline

Accor’s upscale Pullman Hotels & Resorts brand is continuing to stretch its legs across Greater China.

A new Pullman hotel development has just been signed for biomedical innovation hub Tianfu International Health Town, in the vicinity of Chengdu.

New in Tianfu

Pullman at Tianfu New Area is planned to open in 2025, after construction by Sichuan Yuanzhong Health Wellness City Real Estate Development Co Ltd and Yutai Real Estate.

The addition of a Pullman hotel at Tianfu International Health Town is aimed at fulfilling the need for high-quality premium hospitality in Tianfu New Area, and is a sign of the importance and surging economic development of the Chengdu metropolitan area.

Modern and dynamic

Ahead of this, Pullman Huai’an Falcon will become the brand’s 49th hotel in Greater China before the end of this year.

The 368-guestroom hotel is located in the Huaiyin District Falcon City, which is the sub-centre of Hui’an, with a mix of residential and commercial activity. Next door to Falcon Mall, Pullman Hui’an Falcon stands out with a translucent glass façade – creating a modern new landmark in the city. The design of the hotel reflects the Grand Canal culture that characterises Huai’an, blending with Pullman’s signature modern and dynamic style.

Latest additions

A total of eight Pullman hotels have opened across the country in 2022, including in Haikou, Suzhou Taicang, Nanchang Xinlv, Yantai Center, Yuxi, and Shenzhen.

The latest pair were Pullman Jinhua – a 322-room hotel in the heart of Jinhua City in Zhejiang Province – and Pullman Shenzhen North, located among the uppermost floors of the landmark North Station Huide Tower in the Longhua District of Shenzhen.

Further upgrades

While Pullman Jinhua is now open to leisure guests and business travellers, the hotel is undergoing a series of upgrades for a complete Pullman experience and aesthetics. A new lobby lounge will feature the brand’s Junction space, a social hub with coffee, drinks and small bites.

Two restaurants will provide authentic Chinese cuisine, while the hotel’s Meet/Play facilities include an expansive ballroom and additional multi-function rooms that can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. Pullman Fit Lounge will provide a wellness experience with a high-tech gym, swimming pool, basketball court and spa.

Remarkable expansion rate

Meanwhile, the brand has plans to open at least 20 more Pullman hotels in China by 2026, with developments underway in cities including Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang, Kunming, Wenzhou, Jiaxing, Kunshan, and Xinyang.

Gary Rosen, CEO with Accor Greater China, said: “The remarkable rate at which Pullman is expanding across China is a testament to the brand’s forward-thinking approach and positive energy, which greatly appeal to today’s culture of thoughtful, progressive, and eco-minded Chinese travellers. With an ambitious growth strategy leading the way here in China, Pullman is on track to becoming the world’s most preferred and sustainable premium brand with the fastest growth trajectory.”

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