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A new address in China for Raffles Hotels & Resorts

The hotel chain announced the signing of an agreement with Jiangsu Golden Land to develop a 150-room hotel in Suzhou - slated to open in 2020, it will be the fourth Raffles property in China.

After future openings announced this week by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, it is up to Raffles to strengthen its portfolio. The FRHI brand just confirmed the signing of the Raffles Suzhou, a 150-room property located in a high-rise building in the Suzhou New District. A 100 kilometers northwest of Shanghai, the city benefits from a growing dynamism after attracting companies such as Canon, Logitech and Motorola. The hotel will offer conference facilities, five bars and restaurants, as well as a spa. The development will also include a selection of Raffles residences, with details to be announced closer to their official unveiling.

With the recent opening of the Raffles Jakarta, the brand operates seven property in the Asia-Pacific region. Suzhou will be the fourth Raffles address in China with hotels in Hainan and Beijing, and once the 200-room Raffles Shenzhen debuts in 2019. After its acquisition by AccorHotels, which should be complete in the middle of this year, FRHI will be an integral part of the sixth largest hotel operator worldwide in terms of number of rooms. According to data published by MKG Consulting, the combined group should have 554,517 rooms as of January 2016.

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