IHG to bring InterContinental hotel to Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Posted in News, Projects on 18 December, 2019

IHG, one of the world’s leading hotel companies will bring an InterContinental hotel to Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s latest Terminal Complex. This means one of the world’s busiest airports will expect its first international branded hotel for the first time. 

The hotel – InterContinental Shanghai Pudong Airport – within a few minutes’ walk distance from the arrival hall, is expected to open in 2024. Targeting the luxury segment, it will be able to offer a world-class true hospitality experience to travellers from all over the world.

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s largest luxury hotel brands with over 200 hotels globally and has been a pioneer in international luxury travel for more than 70 years, providing fascinating experiences for guests.

Jolyon Bulley, Chief Executive Officer, IHG Greater China, said: “IHG has been committed to the China market for more than 35 years, with our brands widely recognised among Chinese consumers for our global expertise and profound China insights. The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is one of world’s leading international airports, linking the gateway city Shanghai to the world. We are proud to be a part of the complex project, bringing an iconic brand to a Chinese gateway airport. We believe that under the great collaboration of all parties, the Terminal Complex will become a name card of Shanghai and a model of modern airport complex worldwide.”

Jia Ruijun, Vice President of Shanghai Airport Authority, Chairman of Shanghai International Airport Co., Ltd., said: “Shanghai Pudong International Airport has been made into ‘the Club’ of world’s largest hub airports with more than 74 million throughputs annually, covering an airline network around the world. The airport strives for high-quality development and good business performance while ensuring safety of travellers and providing good services. We are delighted to introduce IHG’s well-known InterContinental brand that boasts international branded standard to meet the growing demands from more travellers. Seen as the extended VIP lounge of Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the hotel will also improve our competitive advantage and fuel the delivery of our strategy to build an international hub airport.”

Due to the high convenience, airport hotels have enjoyed a rising demand from travellers who catch an early, late or connecting flight. After the IHG hotel opens, it is expected to see greater synergy generated by all the business sectors within the airport’s complex, meeting needs of accommodation, consumption, MICE and office space. As an increasing number of international and national conventions and exhibitions are expected to be held in Yangtze River Delta including Shanghai, the complex will further facilitate the development of Pudong Aviation Town as well as the demonstration plot of aviation economy.

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