Accor is pleased to partner with Dalian Culture & Tourism Group to create Fairmont Dalian, a grand hospitality experience at Zhongshan Square in Dalian, Liaoning province, Northeastern China. The elegant four-storey heritage building features European Renaissance Baroque Architecture and is designated as a National Key Cultural Relics Protection Unit. The hotel has stood for more than a century at a privileged spot in the main district of Dalian. Now, with the great support of the Dalian municipal government, Fairmont will oversee an eco-sensitive restoration and careful preservation process, bringing the property up to global standards of modern luxury hospitality. Following these upgrades and refurbishments, the 70-room luxury hotel, Fairmont Dalian, is planning to receive guests in October 2023.
“The Fairmont Dalian will be an extraordinary hospitality experience that will continue turning moments into memories at this iconic destination,” said Gary Rosen, CEO, Accor Greater China. “Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is the perfect brand for this grand hotel, already rich with character and deeply connected to the history, culture and community of Dalian. We are so appreciative to Dalian Culture & Tourism Group for the opportunity to connect this magnificent landmark with Fairmont, creating a new flagship for this globally beloved brand.”
This century-old iconic hotel has served as the grand dame of Dalian’s hospitality scene and bears an illustrious past, hosting generations of royalty, celebrities, government leaders, and dignitaries. With National Key Cultural Relics Protection Unit designation, the historic property has witnessed countless changes and culturally significant moments throughout the city’s evolution. Precious objects of the hotel’s past, important cultural relics, and photographs of Dalian’s historical and cultural memories will be beautifully and artistically displayed within the new hotel.
"Dalian Culture & Tourism Group joins hands with Accor Group and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts to create Fairmont Dalian – a high-end cultural hotel that will celebrate the rich history of its past, while infusing it with a vibrant blend of modern Chinese and international cultures,” said Sheng Kai, Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairman and General Manager, Dalian Culture & Tourism Group. “Today, our two century-old brands join hands to create an ideal partnership and top notch leadership that will guide this legendary landmark in Dalian to a bright new future, with high-quality innovations in hotel management, service, technology, and sustainability.”
The new Fairmont Dalian will welcome leisure guests as well as business travelers, with a Fairmont Gold Lounge, a stunning ballroom for weddings and private events, numerous meeting rooms, and signature restaurants. Wellness facilities will include a swimming pool and a fitness center. The location is just 30 minutes from Dalian Airport and the North Station; and 20 minutes from several scenic areas, such as Xinghai Square, Laohutan Scenic Park and Bangchui Island, and Dalian West Forest Park.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is recognized globally for its commitment to improving the well-being of the local communities and ecosystems wherever it operates. This passion for positive hospitality dovetails with Dalian’s own leadership in civic environmentalism. For more than 20 years, the city of Dalian and its leaders have been committed to creating a strong and sustainable future, by reducing emissions, increasing green space, and creating a thriving economy based on technology, software and service companies. Aligning with companies such as Fairmont demonstrates the city’s continued transformation toward an environmentally sound future.
Dalian is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, due to its well-preserved history, warm climate and easy access to nearby beaches and resorts. As the core city in the Liaoning coastal economic belt, Dalian has become a key financial center in Northeast China. With a Free Trade Zone and the world’s largest offshore airport currently under construction, the new Fairmont Dalian will be the perfect addition to one of East Asia’s most vital cities.
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is one of Accor’s most acclaimed brands – and one of the most beloved hotel brands in China – providing classic luxury with strong ecological credentials. The brand’s iconic and unforgettable hotels are known for consistently surpassing the expectations of its guests, providing transformative experiences and thoughtful, welcoming service.