TIANJIN, Sept. 6, 2016 — The Xinhaidu International Hot Spring Resort now under construction in Harbin, the capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, will use 50 Otis elevators and escalators. With a construction area of about 400,000 square meters, the mega resort, expected to be complete this year, will become a new attraction in Harbin offering indoor hot spring recreation facilities for visitors and local residents. Otis, the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
With a capacity to host up to 2,500 visitors, the Xinhaidu International Hot Spring Resort will include eight resort hotels, a 1.3-kilometer indoor pedestrian street, various cinemas and performance venues, hot spring pools, swimming pools and a water park.
The Otis Gen2® elevator selected for the new resort uses Otis patented flat-belt drive technology that significantly reduces vibration, providing passengers with a smooth, quiet ride and improved overall comfort compared to conventional systems. In addition, the Gen2 machine with a ReGen™ drive is smaller than a conventional geared machine with a non-regenerative drive and capable of reducing overall elevator energy consumption by 75 percent under normal operating conditions compared to traditional machines without regenerative drives.
“Being selected as a provider for the Harbin Xinhaidu International Hot Spring Resort project once again demonstrates the competitive edge of Otis’ technologies and services that customers value,” said Tony Black, president, Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co. Ltd.
Many well-known hotels and resorts in China are served by Otis elevators, escalators and maintenance services, such as China’s first Atlantis Resort in Sanya, Asia's largest Hilton Hotel in Dongguan, and the prestigious Waldorf on the Bund in Shanghai. The elevators and escalators for the Xinhaidu International Hot Spring Resort will be provided by Otis Elevator (China) Co. Ltd., a local Otis entity.
Otis is the world’s leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com.