[photopress:Hotel_Nikko_Dalian.jpg,full,alignright]JAL Hotels has announced that the company has signed a hotel management agreement on with Shanghai Yuchang Real Estate Development to open a five-star Hotel Nikko Shanghai in March, 2009.
The new hotel will be located at the corner of Shanghai Puxi area’s main road, Yan An West Road and Zhen Ning Road.
The hotel will be a part of Manpo International Plaza, a newly developed commercial real estate complex. It will be a five-star hotel with 388 guest rooms in a 23-story building above ground and two stories in the basement, which will occupy a total of 47,724 square meters.
In addition to Hotel Nikko Shanghai, two luxury condominium buildings and a luxury office building will be built in the Manpo International Plaza. It is only a 25-minute-drive from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.
Japan Airlines opened a round-trip, twice-daily air route including code sharing with China Eastern Airlines between Shanghai Hongqiao and Haneda Tokyo Airport in September 2007. Thus this is a great fit for JAL Hotels.
The company already has the Nikko Hotel, Dalian, shown in our illustration. Further, this year, the company opened the 373-room Hotel Nikko Tianjin in Tianjin. Future openings include the 500-room Hotel Nikko Wuxi in 2009.