[photopress:hotels_jumeirah.jpg,full,alignright]The Jumeirah Hotel Group has announced that it will open its first hotel in Shanghai this August and plans to expand to about five hotels in China over the next years. This first hotel in China will be called the Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi and is located in the Xintiandi area and has over 300 guestrooms.
Meanwhile, more than 350 employees who were recruited in China have finished their training in the group’s Dubai hotel.
David Loiseau, vice president sales & marketing — Asia Pacific said that Jumeirah’s hotel will be priced 15-20% higher than other luxury hotels’ rates around China. Known locations will be Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.
The Jumeirah Hotel Group runs the Burj Al Arab in Dubai which is arguably one of the most luxurious or most ostentatious hotels in the world, depending on your point of view.
Jumeirah, which was founded in 1997, said it plans to boost its China portfolio to five by 2011.
At the same time Tricia Warwick, Jumeirah VP Sales, said in Gulf News, ‘We are looking all over Asia for new developments but China is a key market. Two-thirds of our 16 hotels in Asia will be in China.’ Divide 16 by 3 and multiply by 2 and you get more than 10. Possibly the extra ones will be after 2011.
Source: Shanghai Daily
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