China Lodging Group, Limited operates and manages a multi-brand hotel group with leased, manachised and franchised models in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). As of December 31, 2013, the company had 565 leased hotels, 835 manachised hotels and 25 franchised hotels in operation; and 63 leased hotels and 350 manachised hotels under development. Under the lease model, the company directly operates hotels typically located on leased properties. Under the manachise model, the company manages manachised hotels through the on-site hotel managers the company appoints and collects fees from franchisees. Under the franchise model, the company provides training, reservation and support services to the franchised hotels and collect fees from franchisees but do not appoint on-site hotel managers. Hotels Joya Hotel: In 2013, the company launched Joya Hotel. These hotels are typically located in areas close to major business and commercial districts in first and second tier cities. The Joya Hotel targets affluent travelers and corporate events. Joya Hotel is designed for guests to enjoy an all-inclusive service, including complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, healthy snack, mini bar free drinks, gym, automatic massage cabins and other premium services. As of December 31, 2013, the company had one Joya Hotel in operation and an additional one Joya Hotel under development. Manxin Hotels & Resorts: In 2013, the company launched Manxin Hotels & Resorts. These hotels are typically located in holiday resort areas. The Manxin Hotels & Resorts is its mid-to-upscale brand concept targeting leisure travelers, families and small-scale corporate events. Manxin Hotels & Resorts targets popular vacation destinations. As of December 31, 2013, the company had one Manxin Hotels & Resorts in operation. JI Hotel: JI Hotel, which was previously marketed first under the name of HanTing Hotel and then HanTing Seasons Hotels, is located in city centers or central business districts. These hotels offer complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the premises, spacious lobbies with laser printers, computers, free drinks, and a cafe serving breakfast and simple meals. As of December 31, 2013, the company had 68 JI Hotels in operation and an additional 52 JI Hotels under development. Starway Hotel: Starway Hotels target middle class travelers who seek a spacious room. These hotels offer complimentary Internet access throughout the premises, spacious lobbies and meeting areas with complimentary tea and coffee. As of December 31, 2013, the company had 46 Starway Hotels in operation and an additional 18 leased and manachised Starway Hotels under development. HanTing Hotel: Launched in 2007 and originally marketed under the name of HanTing Express Hotel, HanTing Hotel is its economy hotel. These hotels are located in areas close to major business and commercial districts. These hotels have lobbies with complimentary wireless Internet access and laser printers, and a cafe serving breakfast and simple meals. As of December 31, 2013, the company had 1,226 HanTing Hotels in operation and an additional 303 HanTing Hotels under development. Hi Inn: Launched in 2008 and originally marketed under the name of HanTing Hi Inn, Hi Inns target rational and price-conscious travelers. These hotels offer compact rooms with comfortable beds and shower facilities, and complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the premises. These hotels provide basic and accommodations. As of December 31, 2013, the company had 83 Hi Inns in operation and an additional 39 Hi Inns under development. Intellectual Property As of December 31, 2013, the company has registered 142 trademarks and logos with the China Trademark Office. An additional 125 trademark applications are under review by the authority. The company also has registered one trademark in each of Singapore, Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong and three trademarks in Korea. The company has filed three trademark applications both in Thailand and Malaysia, which are under review by the authority in Thailand and Malaysia. As of December 31, 2013, the company has applied for and received one utility model patent for its bathroom hinged door. The company also has received copyright registration certificates for ten software programs developed by the company as of December 31, 2013. In addition, the company has registered 45 national and international top-level domain names, including www.htinns.com, www.hantinghotels.com and www.huazhu.com, as of December 31, 2013. Regulations The principal regulation governing foreign ownership of hotel businesses in the PRC is the Foreign Investment Industrial Guidance Catalogue issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the PRC Ministry of Commerce, or the MOC. Significant Events Accor and Huazhu Hotels Group sealed an extensive and long-term alliance to create the most prominent and diversified hotel company in China, with more than 2,000 hotels and the strongest pipeline in the country. Competition The company’s HanTing Hotels mainly compete with Home Inns, Jinjiang Inn, 7 Days Inn, various regional hotel groups and stand-alone hotels, and certain international brands such as Super 8. The company’s JI Hotels and Starway Hotels face competition with Vienna Hotels and Holiday Inn Express. The company’s Hi Inns compete mainly with stand-alone guest houses, low-price hotels and budget hotel chains such as Pod Inns, 99 Inns and 100 Inns.
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