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China National Travel Service (HK) and HK CTS Hotels Win Three China Hotel Starlight Awards

Shenzhen, China (March 25, 2010) / — The 5th China Hotel Starlight Awards Presentation Ceremony was held in Shenzhen on March 18th, 2010. China National Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation (CTS Group) and its subsidiary, HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd., won three awards from the 5th China Hotel Starlight Awards Presentation Ceremony. Exemplary Corporate Governance of China Hotel Industry—China National Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation; Best Hotel Management Group of China—HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd.; Top 10 Hoteliers of the Year, China—Mr. Elton Sun, General Manager of HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd.

This is the second year in a row that CTS Group and HK CTS Hotel Co., Ltd. have won the awards. The members at the Advisory Committee were impressed by the rapid development of HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd., including the increasing hotel numbers of both Metropark and Traveler Inn, the professionalism of hotel management team, and the strategy of hotel development. Followed by the company's business development, HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd. will make full use of the parent company's advantages in online resources, human resources and finance to become one of top professional hotel groups in China.

China Hotel Starlight Awards are jointly conceived and summoned by Chinese mainstream mass media, the hotel industry and the banking and investment industry. As the "Oscar Awards" of China hotel industry, China Hotel Starlight Awards are to recognize the great achievements of those excellent hotels and hoteliers. The Award-winners are decided by the consensus of a group of capable and experienced hotel experts and appraisals of the Advisory Committee of AHF, recommendations and nominations from members of the industry and online voting. Due to its representativeness and justness, China Hotel Starlight Awards stands for the unmatched-conferring authority in China hotel industry.

HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd.
HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the largest China's tourism groups – China National Travel Service (H.K.) Group Corporation (CTS HK Group), which is directly managed by SASAC of the State Council. It was founded on the merger of CTS HK Metropark Hotels Management Co., Ltd. and CTS Hotel Corporation, which respectively belonged to the former CTS HK Group and CTS Group.

HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd. focuses on: the best hospitality services for guests; offering optimum value and returns for hotel owners; providing career enhancement and development for employees; and contributing professional services to hotels.

HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd. operates four hotel brands: "Grand Metropark" for five-star luxury hotels; "Metropark" for four-star business hotels; "Traveler Inn" for characteristic business hotels and "Traveler Inn Express" for budget hotels.

HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd. is authorized with the full rights by CTS HK Group including hotel operation, management, investment, recruitment and so on. The hotel assets it owns have reached almost 10-billion, and with CTS HK Group's hotel assets' implantation, the company will gradually cultivate the conditions for independently listing.

HK CTS Hotels Co., Ltd. operates 50 hotel properties with more than 15,000 guestrooms in Hong Kong, Macau and major destinations throughout mainland China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Jinan, Taiyuan, Shenzhen, Dalian, Suzhou, Zhuhai, Xiamen, Sanya, Yangzhou, Deqing, Chizhou, Dunhuang, Jiyuan and Wuxi. In 2008 and 2009, it was listed No.51 and No.43 in "Top 300 Global Hotel Groups" by HOTELS magazine.

China National Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation
China National Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation (CTS Group) is the parent company of China Travel Service (Holdings) Hong Kong Limited. It was established in April 1928, as one of the four state-owned enterprise in Hong Kong. Through generations of aggressive expansion, "CTS Group" has developed into a well renowned conglomerate enterprise with tourism as the core business, and industrial investment (iron & steel), real estate development and logistics & trading as its supporting businesses.

China Travel International Investment Hong Kong Limited (CTII) is the tourism flagship of "CTS Group". It operates travel subsidiaries in the Mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas, covering a wide range of industries such as travel agencies, hotels, scenic spots, leisure resorts, golf club, transportation and so on. "CTS Group" also invests Tangshan Guofeng Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. and Shanxi Weihe Power Station. Real estate is another branch of "CTS Group", its properties in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou and Shenyang all won good reputation. With the logistic business of "CTS Group" grew from initial railway transportation and storage into current air-express and ocean shipping, Shanghai Trade Company already ranked No.9 among Top 100 International Freight Transportation Agencies in China.

Approved by the State Council, CTS (Holdings) Corporation of China has merged into "CTS Group" since June 2007, which bought a significant impact on the pattern of tourism industry in China. "CTS Group" is pursuing further development with a scientific vision and striving for realizing its tourism core business to be the 1st in China, Top in Asia and Excellence in the world.

  • Shirley Zhang
    Marketing Communication & PR Director
    Tel: +86 10 58110067
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