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IHG to open hotels at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Just a walk away from the arrival hall, the properties cater to the airport’s needs of accommodation, consumption, MICE and office space

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The two hotels are both within a few minutes' walk from the airport's arrival hall.

SHANGHAI - InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be bringing two hotels to Shanghai's Pudong International Airport's newest Terminal Complex, giving one of the world's busiest airports its first international branded hotels.

The two hotels - InterContinental Shanghai Pudong Airport and Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Airport - are both within a few minutes' walk from the airport's arrival hall. They are expected to open in 2024. 

Targeting luxury and mainstream segments respectively, the properties are said to be able to offer different options and world-class hospitality experiences to travellers from all over the world.  

"IHG has been committed to the China market for more than 35 years, with our brands widely recognised among Chinese consumers for our global expertise and profound China insights," said Jolyon Bulley, CEO, IHG Greater China.

"The Shanghai Pudong International Airport is one of world's leading international airports, linking the gateway city Shanghai to the world. We are proud to be a part of the complex project, bringing two iconic brands as a flagship combo to a Chinese gateway airport."

Mr Jia Ruijun, chairman of Shanghai International Airport, said: "Seen as the extended VIP lounge of Shanghai Pudong International Airport, the two hotels will also improve our competitive advantage and fuel the delivery of our strategy to build an international hub airport."

Due to the high convenience, airport hotels have enjoyed a rising demand from travellers who catch an early, late or connecting flight. After the opening of the two IHG hotels, it is expected to see greater synergy generated by all the business sectors within the airport's complex, meeting needs of accommodation, consumption, MICE and office space. 

As an increasing number of international and national conventions and exhibitions are expected to be held in Yangtze River Delta including Shanghai, the complex will further facilitate the development of Pudong Aviation Town as well as the demonstration plot of aviation economy.