[photopress:hotels_Nikko_Tianjin.jpg,full,alignright]In plenty of time for Expo 2010 — which will be a lot bigger than you can imagine with more than 50 million people attending — Nikko Hotels International has a five-star luxury hotel for Shanghai, scheduled to open in March 2009.
Hotel Nikko Shanghai will be in Manpo International Plaza, a real estate complex now being built that will have two luxury condominium buildings and a luxury office building. The complex is at the corner of Shanghai Puxi area’s main road, Yan An West Road and Zhen Ning Road.
It will have 388 guest rooms in a 25-story building. It will be a MICE hotel with all the usual goodies including a pool, fitness center and spa.
Shanghai Yuchang Real Estate Development, the owner of the hotel, is a leading real estate developer in Shanghai and is also handling the development of Manpo International Plaza.
Nikko Hotels International is an international luxury hotel group operated by JAL Hotels, a subsidiary of Japan Airlines. JAL Hotels has 64 hotels with 20,703 rooms worldwide, in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and throughout Japan and the Asia/Pacific region and they are pretty much focussed on making the business traveler comfortable.
In China there is already the 373-room Hotel Nikko Tianjin, seen in our illustration, while the 500-room Hotel Nikko Wuxi in due in 2009.