Steigenberger Hotel in Kunming
Deutsche Hospitality to expand its portfolio by adding a Steigenberger Hotel in Kunming
"This project represents another milestone for Deutsche Hospitality's growing presence in China," stated Marc Cherrier, COO of Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts at Huazhu. "We are delighted to be contributing to the creation of Lakeside Town by acting as a hotel partner and are very much looking forward to working with the Sunac Culture & Tourism Group. Lakeside Town and Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts share common values. We both stand for sustainable development, and our aim is to make it possible for guests from every region of the world to experience the local culture here." The basis for the Steigenberger Lakeside Town, Kunming, which is scheduled to open in 2024, was set out in an agreement signed in Kunming a few weeks ago by Marc Cherrier, the Sunac Culture & Tourism Group's General Manager Zhang Yunshui and Gao Xujiao, General Manager of the Lakeside Town Project.
Marcus Bernhardt, CEO Deutsche Hospitality, also expressed his pleasure at this joint hotel project in China. "The plans for a new opening in Kunming underline our strategy for expansion and the successful collaboration that is taking place with our shareholder Huazhu. This is a further stage along the route to establishing the elegance, tradition and first class service quality of Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts in Asia. We are looking forward to greeting guests in Kunming in future."
The Lakeside Town Project is a new quarter which will bring together tourism, business, retail and culture. It is taking shape just under an hour's drive from Kunming Airport at Lake Dian, which extends over an area of 300 km² and is the largest body of fresh water in the province. Lakeside Town will offer both holidaymakers and business travellers a wealth of leisure opportunities alongside conferencing, meetings, cultural and events services. The nearby city of Kunming boasts a proud history which stretches back for over 2,400 years. Today it is the political, economic and cultural centre of the Province of Yunnan.