[photopress:hotels_Yenn_Wong.jpg,full,alignright]JIA Shanghai has opened. It is part of JIA Boutique Hotels which is run by 28 year-old Singaporean founder and owner Yenn Wong who is shown in our illustration. The first hotel was in Hong Kong in 2005. Why the name JIA? It means home in Mandarin.
JIA Shanghai is on the corner of Nanjing Road and Tai Xing Road in a 1920’s building.
Yenn Wong said, ‘I am excited about introducing the JIA concept in such a great city as Shanghai. We will be expanding further with more new hotel, residence and restaurant projects in Asia soon to be announced.’
Three different designers created the interiors of JIA Shanghai. The rooms and suites were designed by Melbourne-based BURO Architects in association with Hecker Phelan and Guthrie Interiors (HP&G).
The Lobby of the hotel is designed by André Fu of Hong Kong architectural firm AFSO. Design of JIA Shanghai’s Italian restaurant, opening later in the year, is the work of Hong Kong based Darryl Goveas.
The hotel has 55 guestrooms and suites, some with private balconies, which average 45 sq. meters.
The Lobby Lounge exclusively serves JIA residents complimentary continental breakfast, all day soft beverages, afternoon cakes and evening wine daily.
JIA Shanghai also features a Techno gym and a Business Center with two offices and a boardroom with videoconferencing facilities.
JIA Shanghai was developed as a joint venture between Yenn Wong and Hong Kong-based Indonesian businessman John Aryananda.
Source: eTravel Blackboard