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, 2014, the company had 611 leased hotels, 1,376 manachised hotels and 8 franchised hotels in operation; and 29 leased hotels and 644 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, 2014, the company had three Joya Hotel in operation and an additional two 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, 2014, 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, 2014, the company had 117 JI Hotels in operation and an additional 76 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, 2014, the company had 55 Starway Hotels in operation and an additional 45 leased and manachised Starway Hotels under development. Elan Hotel: In September 2014, the company launched Elan Hotels. The hotels’ modern and nature design elements create a fresh and refreshing atmosphere for the hotel guests. Elan Hotel brand conveys the concept of enjoyment of life and nature. As of December 31, 2014, the company had 13 Elan Hotels in operation and additional 65 Elan 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, 2014, the company had 1,648 HanTing Hotels in operation and an additional 374 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, 2014, the company had 158 Hi Inns in operation and an additional 109 Hi Inns under development. Intellectual Property As of December 31, 2014, the company has registered 253 trademarks and logos with the China Trademark Office. An additional 96 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, 2014, the company has applied for and received five patents in the PRC. The company also has received copyright registration certificates for 13 software programs developed by the company as of December 31, 2014. In addition, the company has registered 129 national and international top-level domain names, including www.htinns.com, www.hantinghotels.com and www.huazhu.com, as of December 31, 2014. 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. Competition The company’s HanTing Hotels mainly compete with Home Inns, Jinjiang Inn, 7 Days Inn, various regional hotel groups and hotels, and certain international brands, such as Super 8. The company’s JI Hotels and Starway Hotels face competition from existing three-star and certain four-star hotels, boutique hotels whose price could be comparable and a few hotel chains such as 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. Its Manxin Hotels & Resorts also competes with boutique resort hotels. The company’s Elan Hotels compete with existing economy hotel chains, such as 7 Days Inn, Home Inns, and GreenTree Inn.
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