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Langham Hospitality Group (LHG) has signed a management agreement with Xi’an Hao Rui Property Co. Ltd. to bring its modern upper-upscale Cordis brand to Xi’an, home of the terracotta warriors. The 250-room Cordis Xi’an will open in 2026.

One of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Xi’an traces its foundations back more than 7,000 years and was once the start of the old Silk Road. Today, the city remains at important crossroads in the country along major trading corridors. In that same vein, Cordis Xi’an – as part of an innovative transportation and urban hub – will play an integral role in a hub that is now an important part of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Road Initiative.

“The introduction of Cordis to Xi’an marks an important strategic milestone for the brand’s development in the heart of China. We’re also thrilled to be managing a property at the start of the old Silk Road given our development project in Venice, which was once known as the end of the old Silk Road,” said Bob Van Den Oord, Chief Executive Officer, Langham Hospitality Group.

Cordis, which is Latin for “heart”, is the ideal LHG brand for the project. Focused on guest experiences and wellbeing while serving as the heart of the local community, it’s an apt choice for a facility that aims to play such a connective role in Cordis, Xi’an.

The Cordis project will be located just 3 kilometres from the airport, which is adjacent to a multifaceted urban development that includes a convention and exhibition centre and vast numbers of cultural, entertainment and commercial facilities.

As for facilities at the project itself, the property will see the introduction of three world-class restaurants. These will include Ming Court, a sibling to the Michelin-starred innovative Cantonese restaurants of Hong Kong and Shanghai fame, and a casual dining restaurant that will serve guests with international and local cuisine throughout the day.

With its proximity to commercial partners in the area, Cordis Xi’an New City will also offer access to extensive meeting and event facilities, including a grand ballroom for large showcase events, as well as three multi-function rooms for smaller private meetings.

Business-and-leisure travellers will additionally be able to have downtime between meetings by enjoying a few laps in the property’s heated indoor pool, or a workout in its expansive fitness area.