Minor Hotels—a Bangkok-based hotel owner, operator and investor with 162 hotels and resorts in 25 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean—has signed two new management contracts in China under the company’s M Collection brand.
Partnering with Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Company Limited, the Hengqin Zhuhai will be the first M Collection-branded hotel in China. Scheduled to open in 2020, the M Collection Hengqin Zhuhai is located at the heart of Pearl River Delta along a mountaintop reservoir in the southern corner of Zhuhai.
Hengqin Zhuhai’s 100 guestrooms will be a collection of suites and pool villas. The hotel will also offer an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a tea house and a lobby lounge. Other facilities include state of the art fitness and gym facilities, swimming pool, kids club and spa.
The coastal island of Hengqin is located 200 meters from Macao, and the island has been selected as a new area to enhance economic ties with both Hong Kong and Macao. A bridge connecting Hengqin with Macao and Hong Kong is scheduled to open in late 2018, making it possible to drive to Macao in five minutes and to Hong Kong in 40.
The second resort to be signed under the M Collection brand in China is a 54-guestroom all-villa resort in Hangzhou Yuhang, in the Zhejiang Province scheduled to be completed in 2022. The new hotel will be part of the 433-hectare Lvjingtang Eco-Park, approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Hangzhou city centre in Yuhang district near the Alibaba headquarters and new private jet aviation center.
The 54 guestrooms will include 18 suites and 36 villas. Facilities include and all-day dining restaurant, Pan Asian themed restaurant, continental restaurant, wine cellar, VIP Club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a wellness center, a forest mountaintop spa, an organic farm and agricultural activities for guests.
The area has rich natural resources and agriculture (making farm-to-table meals easy), including tea plantations surrounded by mountains. The core business of resort’s partner, Hangzhou Lichuan Environmental Agricultural Development, includes ecological conservation and planting eco-agriculture products.
Minor Hotels currently operates three properties in China under the Anantara brand in Xishuangbanna, Sanya and Guiyang and has a strong pipeline in the region across all of its brands.