CHINA InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched its first Crowne Plaza Resort in China in Jinghong town of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province.

The hotel takes on the theme of a Dai Palace with a Southeast Asian feel, featuring 520 rooms of varying sizes with large balconies of views of tropical gardens, from 80-square-metre king rooms, two-room suites and Club accommodation to 470-square-metre Royal suites and Presidential villas.

Crowne Plaza Resort Xishuangbanna comprises over 5000 square metres of meeting facilities, including three ballrooms and 16 meeting rooms. The largest ballroom can accommodate up to 1000 guests for grand banquets, while the manicured outdoor areas are ideal for specially-themed dinners.

The property also includes six F&B outlets with Chinese, Thai, Pan Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, a 2000-square-metre fitness and leisure centre, one indoor and one outdoor pool, and its own functioning temple.