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China's Yunnan Province Gets Two New Seriously Luxe Hotels

Where: Yunnan, China
July 31, 2013 at 9:38 AM | by | ()

China's Yunnan province, just over the border from Burma, recently welcomed two luxe new hotels, offering intrepid travelers an alternative to rustic mountainside abodes.

Crowne Plaza may not scream luxury in the West, but IHG is hoping that Crowne Plaza in China will find a new crop of loyal, monied guests. The 520-room Crowne Plaza Resort Xishuangbanna straddles the Mekong River, surrounded by Xishuangbanna's lush forests. The hotel's overarching theme is that of a Dai palace--the Dai are one of China's 55 ethnic minority groups--and while we wouldn't say it's subtle, neither is it over-the-top...unless you count the two 1,600 sqm. Presidential Villas and the hotel's very own temple.

Most travelers come to Yunnan for its stunning nature, but given all the offerings at the hotel, we could see it being tough to leave the grounds. There are six food and beverage venues, an enormous outdoor pool and, should you find yourself down south for work, MICE spaces galore. Take advantage of the free kids' club by dropping off your offspring and heading out for an elephant trek. Rates for a superior room start at around $140 a night.

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InterContinental to Launch New Brand in China This Year

Where: China
February 17, 2011 at 11:24 AM | by | ()

If all the new hotels look like the Indigo Shanghai, we'll up and move to China.

InterContinental Hotels Group will launch an entirely new brand this year in China to cash in on the booming economy there. This is on top of the launch of the Hotel Indigo brand in Shanghai we heard about in December and the 23 other hotels the company opened in 17 cities in the country in 2010.

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