Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) set up NUO Hotel in the city centre of Beijing in 2015 as part of its restructuring to help make Chinese brands go global. The hotel’s general manager Adrian Rudin says 15 to 20 hotels under the NUO brand will be opened in 10 to 15 years in cities including Rome, Moscow, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Paris, London, New York and Dubai.
“We will start off in a few key Chinese cities first, including Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen,” says Rudin. “Then the brand will go overseas.”
The goal is to have a hotel in each major city around the world so that Chinese national leaders can be put up in home-grown hotels on their overseas trips, says Cindy Zhu, NUO’s director of marketing communications.
The NUO Hotel is managed by Key International Hotels Management Company, a joint venture between BTG and Kempinski Hotels, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, and is a showcase for classical and modern Chinese opulence.
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