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China austerity hits luxury hotel sector

24 February 2014 Last updated at 09:03 GMT

Luxury hotel chains operating in China are having to target new market sectors to try to sustain their growth.

This is because Chinese government officials are now banned from using luxury hotels as part of new curbs on spending.

Simon Barlow, Asia-Pacific president of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, explains what China's austerity drive has meant for hoteliers.