Evergreen, Jia Mao plan Chiayi hotel

By Amy Su  /  Staff reporter

Tue, Nov 11, 2014 - Page 14

Evergreen International Corp (長榮國際), a subsidiary of Evergreen Group (長榮集團) in operation of its international hotel chain, yesterday teamed up with Jia Mao Construction Co Ltd (佳茂建設) in a plan to launch a new hotel in Chiayi County (嘉義) in 2017.

The 276-room hotel, located in Taipao City (太保), Chiayi County, is set to begin construction by the end of this year.

The project is scheduled to take a total of NT$2 billion (US$65.35 million) in investments and offer 300 job openings for locals after its launch in 2017.

“Evergreen International will help plan series of pre-opening activities for the hotel, while BEING responsible for hotel management and consulting after its launch,” the hotel chain operator said in a statement issued after the signing ceremony with Wen Yuan Co Ltd (文苑), a subsidiary of Jia Mao.

Close to the National Palace Museum’s Chiayi County branch, the hotel’s architectural features are likely to follow the museum’s style, aiming to be one of the target buildings in the region, the statement said.

Currently, Evergreen International operates nine hotels worldwide. Six of them are self-operating hotels, with the hotel operator responsible for the management at the other three hotels.

Evergreen International is to launch another new hotel in Shanghai by the end of this year.