TIANJIN, China -- Marriott International said it was tapped to
manage a 280-room hotel under construction here.
Scheduled to open in 2002, the hotel will be called the
Renaissance Tianjin Hotel. It will be part of a mixed-use complex
that will include shops, restaurants and office space.
The hotel will be centrally located in downtown Tianjin on
Nanjing Road near the Tianjin Music Hall and the Binjiang shopping
Nicknamed "Shanghai of the North," Tianjin is located about 72
miles southeast of Beijing.
The Tianjin airport is located about 20 minutes by taxi from the
A number of airlines fly from Tianjin airport to such
destinations as Hong Kong; Nagoya and Osaka, Japan, and Seoul,
South Korea, as well as to a number of cities in China.
"We are very pleased to see our lodging portfolio in China
expand to include this important city," said Ed Fuller, president
and managing director of international lodging for Marriott
"Tianjin is an important industrial city in China and we look
forward to meeting the needs of business travelers to the
To meet those needs, rooms will offer data ports and dual-line
phones with voice mail. Rooms also will feature work desks with
task lighting and ergonomic chairs.
The hotel will offer a business center with a meeting room; two
private offices and four workstations with computers, and a
ballroom and five conference rooms.
Marriott said its China portfolio includes 26 properties among
seven lodging brands -- Courtyard, Marriott, Marriott Executive
Apartments, New World, Ramada, Renaissance and Ritz-Carlton.
Under construction are the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Pudong;
Marriott Executive Apartments and the JW Marriott Hotel, both in
Shanghai, and the Dalian Marriott Hotel and Dalian Marriott