China’s tourism platform company LN Holdings has partnered Chinese air taxi maker EHang Holdings to turn LN Garden Hotel Nansha in Guangzhou into the world’s first urban air mobility (UAM) themed hotel.
The hotel will offer air tourism experiences to guests through aerial sightseeing, traveller transportation, air logistics, aerial media light shows, intelligent exhibitions and education.
“We can fulfil guests’ travel demands in the air and on the ground by combining intelligent technology with exceptional tourist experiences. Eventually, we will provide new products and services across different sectors, business categories and regions in the country,” said Liang Lingfeng, general manager of LN Group and chairman of LN Holdings.
As part of the collaboration, EHang 216 AAV (autonomous aviation vehicle) services will be introduced at LN Garden Hotel Nansha, making it the world’s first hotel to offer such guest experiences. Guests will have the chance to enjoy aerial sightseeing in the two-seater passenger-grade AAV, as they cruise above the hotel grounds and its natural surrounds.
The hotel’s Ehang 216 AAV new service routes and packages will be announced at a later date.
This cross-sector collaboration paves the way for the integrated operation of air mobility solutions in the tourism industry, while establishing Guangzhou as China’s first and the world’s leading UAM smart city, according to Hu Huazhi, founder, chairman and CEO of EHang.