IHG is set to open two hotels at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s latest Terminal Complex, bringing globally branded hotels to one of the world’s busiest airports for the first time.
Four companies—IHG, Shanghai Yukong Hotel Management Co. Ltd., commercial developer Excellence Group and facility provider Masteck—signed an agreement with Shanghai International Airport Co., Ltd. for the project. The businesses will work together to operate the complex, which will include the hotels, retail space and offices.
The two hotels–InterContinental Shanghai Pudong Airport and Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Airport, both within a few minutes’ walk distance from the airport’s arrival hall—are expected to open in 2024.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport receives more than 74 million passengers each year and links to other cities around the world. As an increasing number of international and national conventions and exhibitions are expected to be held in the Yangtze River Delta—including Shanghai—IHG expects the complex to further facilitate the development of Pudong Aviation Town as well as the demonstration plot of aviation economy.
IHG has had a presence in China for more than 35 years since opening a Holiday Inn in the country in 1984.