Asia & Pacific

Pullman celebrates growth in Greater China  

The signing of Pullman Changchun North marks the latest in the brand’s remarkable development 

Pullman, Accor’s dynamic and contemporary premium hotel brand, announces the signing of its latest development Pullman Changchun North. The location marks the latest in Pullman’s robust pipeline opening over the next five years in China. As one of the fast-growing premium hotel brands in Greater China and around the world, Accor’s plan is to double Pullman’s existing 135 hotels globally by 2030.
Pullman Changchun North is situated in the northern part of Changchun, the capital city of Jilin province in northeastern China. The hotel is part of the master plan strategy for Changchun New Development Zone, which will become an important science and technology innovation center in Northeast Asia. It is near Changchun North Lake Wetland Park, 15 minutes’ drive from Changchun train station, and 40 minutes’ drive from the airport. The hotel forms part of Xixi International, a 100,000 square meter mixed use complex with commercial offices, residential buildings and convention center.
Along with Pullman Changchun North, there will be a Novotel branded hotel in the Xixi International complex. Pullman Changchun North, slated to open by the end of 2023, will feature 300 guestrooms and suites. Trendy options of food and beverage outlets; MICE facilities include a 1,200 square meter ballroom plus six additional function rooms; with Pullman signature recreational facilities. Novotel Changchun North, slated to open in quarter three 2020, will feature 420 guestrooms and suites. Dining options include a Chinese restaurant; MICE facilities feature a 500 square meter ballroom plus five function rooms; with additional facilities such as an executive lounge, lobby lounge, gym, business center and children’s corner.
Gary Rosen, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Accor Greater China, said: “Pullman is our fastest growing premium brand in Greater China. The market responds incredibly well to its unique blend of business and leisure offerings. In the past year and a half, on average, we open one new Pullman hotel in Greater China every six to eight weeks. With China now representing one third of Pullman’s total global network, we are proud to announce that Pullman Changchun North is our latest signing in an exciting pipeline of the Pullman brand to open in the next few years across the country.”
The Pullman brand is distinguished by its immersive art and design through Art at Play and Artist Playground concepts that engage guests with curated art programs and local talent partnerships. For business travelers, its Junction concept allows for casual business or personal meetings to occur at the same time against an elegantly informal backdrop. In addition, Meet & Play facilitates connections through inspired conference breaks and activities. Together, these elements that define Pullman invite hyper connected global travelers and business clients to feel at home in energized spaces with high efficiencies.
Pullman Changchun North follows on the heels of numerous Pullman hotels to open in China this past 16 months. Pullman Baotou was the brand’s first property to open in Inner Mongolia with 263 guestrooms and suites. Pullman Shanghai Qingpu Excellence offers 292 guestrooms and suites in west Shanghai. Pullman Changbaishan features 299 guestrooms and suites designed with nature and the four seasons in mind, to facilitate enjoyment of the outdoors. Pullman Suzhou Zhonghui boasts 413 guestrooms and suites alongside its spectacular 1,200 square meter column free grand ballroom. Pullman Huizhou Kaisa has 307 guestrooms and suites in the heart of Huizhou’s downtown core, marking an important step in the Greater Bay Area’s progress. Lastly, The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel has recently undergone a series of facilities upgrade. It includes the brand new SKYE GastroBar featuring a ‘farm-to-table’ and seafood concept complementing the hotel’s iconic and popular SKYE Roofbar and dining. The Executive Lounge has been doubled its size honing a sweeping view of the Victoria Harbour, new creative function space Canvas features state of the art equipment and stylish designs, whilst the new Premium Pullman rooms of 108sqm each offer travelers one of the most spacious rooms in the city complete with Victoria Park and Harbour breathtaking views.
There are currently 38 Pullman hotels with over 12,300 rooms across Greater China in key cities include Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Nanchang, Hefei, Kaifeng, Xiamen, Dongguan and Huizhou,  just to name a few.