America's Best Inn & Suites, one of world's top 100 hotel groups, has chosen Yiwu in Zhejiang province for its first presence in China.
According to Thomas Tiang, the general manager of the group's China region, two of its business hotel brands, Country Hearth Inn & Suites and Budgetel, will enter Zhejiang first, and are expected to go into operation by the end of 2009. Tiang believes that the mature market environment, intensive business operations, and potential guests with cutting-edge consumption awareness for hotels will bring the group lots of opportunities.
The group plans to open 100 hotels in China over the next five years. America's Best Inn & Suites brands include: 3 Palms Hotels & Resorts, Country Hearth Inn & Suites, Budgetel, and Vagabond Inn in the USA.