The number is all the more impressive as every booking made was for a Chinese hotel, the company claims.

For a brand that is only beginning to get the wider attention it deserves outside of China, its overall figures are impressive and give it a solid platform to compete against the likes of Alibaba and travel-only brand Ctrip.

The company says in the first three quarters of 2018 it booked 209.6 million room nights in its domestic market - a jump of 44% year-over-year.

Meituan-Dianping: China's version of Yelp