Crowne Plaza

Resort giant plans luxe China brand

An upmarket hotel brand for Chinese travellers, offering traditional teas, mahjong and late-night noodle bars, has been created by InterContinental Hotels, the world's largest hotel operator.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2012, 12:00am

Open for business

As the largest industrial city in northeast China, Shenyang is visited predominately by business travellers; and with the continued growth of foreign investment and the number of foreign visitors set to increase, hotels and serviced apartments catering to this market are preparing for more guests.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Room for optimism

Qingdao's hotel and hospitality industry has experienced a boom. Cosmopolitan and picturesquely placed by the sea, the city is home to one of northeast Asia's leading logistics hubs, while its port also lays claim to being the seventh largest in the world.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Renovations complete

After extensive renovations, the Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre now has more than 2,000 square metres of space for meeting and banquet facilities, including a 985-square-metre, 10-metre-high pillarless grand ballroom, a 290-square-metre junior ballroom, one boardroom and eight function rooms.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Five-star treatment for busy executives

The 5-star Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre officially opens today in the heart of the city's bustling commercial and shopping district, making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

InterContinental Hotels grows in Greater China

InterContinental Hotels, the world's largest hotel chain by the number of rooms, expects its Greater China operations - which comprise the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong - to grow bigger than its business in the United States by 2025.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Celebrities strike up the brand

Atsuro Tayama & A.T. autumn-winter fashion show

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel

When: September 14

What: Jennifer Tse Ting-ting was the guest model at Atsuro Tayama & A.T.'s fashion show. Socialites and celebrities tried on some of the brand's collection.

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

InterContinental Hotels forecasts regional revenues of US$1 billion

InterContinental Hotels, the world's largest hotel chain by number of rooms, says revenues from Greater China will climb to a new high by surpassing US$1 billion this year.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

on the move

Richard Hatter, general manager and CEO, Hotel ICON

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Hotel chain offers added value for customers on the mainland

Crowne Plaza is offering up to four free nights' accommodation when a meeting is booked at its hotels on the mainland. The move is one of several ways the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) brand is geared to helping Mice business during difficult economic times.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Place to meet

Superb Olympic opening raises expectations

The Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing opened its doors 10 days before the start of the Olympics - and one of the big tests was hosting the media and support team following United States President George Bush's attendance at the opening of the Games.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am


Evan Hale

Managing director for Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and China

Fidelity Investments Management (Hong Kong)

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am


Crowne Plaza renovation

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Dine in style just over the border

Expect the dining options in Shenzhen this month to be outstanding, with hotels and restaurants putting out their best for the festive season.

People imagine that because Shenzhen is largely a city of immigrants, it should empty out over the Lunar New Year holidays, but the fact is that in recent years high-end restaurants have become increasingly packed during the season.

4 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

British investors snap up holiday homes in Croatia

Britons' hopes of Tim Henman winning the Wimbledon tennis championships were dashed by the ice-cool precision of Mario Ancic's power play in the quarter-finals, but this did not dent their enthusiasm for property in the Croat's home country.

7 Jul 2004 - 12:00am