GHM (General Hotels Management) is on a rapid
expansion course with no less than nine new properties under
development throughout the world.
Founded in 1992 by Amanresorts creator Adrian
Zecha and Hans Jenni, the current GHM portfolio of 14 properties
in nine countries will expand to 23, with new openings in the
pipeline in Mexico, Oman, Greece, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Dubai,
China and Bali over the next three years.
Commenting on the expansion, GHM’s Director and
President, Hans Jenni said, “We choose only to get involved with properties where
the owners truly share our vision and are willing to make the
necessary commitment to work with us and create a stunning
property that is the best of its kind in the destination it
Each GHM property has its own identity and
unique elements, though all share the company’s core values of
excellence in design, a strong ‘sense of place’ evident in the
design details, and high standards of personalised service which
create memorable experiences.
The new projects from GHM across the
The Yamu, Phuket, Thailand, a
Philippe Starck design, is a 32-acre resort and villa development
located on a private peninsula on Phuket’s scenic east coast,
approximately 25 minutes from Phuket International Airport. At 40
metres above sea level, The Yamu captures both sunrise and sunset
vistas whilst offering sweeping 360 degree views of the
spectacular limestone formations of Phang Nga Bay and the
surrounding islands and headlands of Phuket Island.
The Nizuc, Riviera Maya, Mexico
is located on
Mexico’s Riviera Maya, at the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. The Nizuc was once Mexico’s Presidential retreat and
one of the government’s favoured locations when entertaining foreign dignitaries. With 28
private Caribbean beachfront acres, The Nizuc residences and
resort will offer a retreat inspired by the
Mayan culture and infused with elements of Asia, and created by
some of the world’s premier artisans synonymous with the GHM
The Malkai, Barka, Oman
is located about 50 kilometres from Muscat in Oman’s Al Batinah
region close to the town of Barka, The Malkai, Barka, Oman will
offer 40 suites each with their own private swimming
pool. The resort is just three kilometres from the Indian Ocean
and will have its own private beach club.
in which to relax and indulge, guests will be able to unwind or
play a round of golf at the first course in Oman designed by
renowned golf course architects Gary Player Design - or enjoy an
adrenalin fuelled 4x4 ride across the dunes.
Artai, Dubai is designed by legendary architects Denniston, who are also behind several of the GHM and Aman
properties, The Artai will be located on Sheikh Zayed Road next to
the Emirates Towers, one of the most prominent addresses in Dubai.
Adjoining the Dubai World Trade Centre, another
important landmark, The Artai Hotel Tower will comprise 150 one
and two-bedroom hotel apartments, while The Artai Apartment Tower
will feature 250 luxury one and two-bedroom serviced apartments
and four restaurants, plus spa and health club.
Chedi, Kilada Hills, Greece will comprise a GHM-operated
Chedi luxury hotel, 45 Chedi signature villas and more
than 250 residential units as well as a beach club, all
set within an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf
course. Other resort facilities will include an
equestrian centre, winery, olive oil processing facility
and a small retail complex.
Thracian Cliffs, Cape Kaliakra, Bulgaria aims to set new
standards of service and design in this fast emerging
leisure travel destination. Comprising 60 suites and
with a full range of guest services and amenities.
The Chedi, Andermatt, Switzerland
is set amid the picture postcard surroundings of the Swiss
Alps, The Chedi Andermatt is conveniently located in this small
skiing town at the crossroads of Switzerland. Also designed by
Denniston, The Chedi Andermatt will comprise 131 hotel rooms,
pied-a-terres and penthouses, as well as 94 private residences
including apartments and lofts. Also planned are an aprés ski bar,
restaurant, bar & lounge with wine and cigar rooms, boardroom,
spa, gym and pool.
The Chedi, Taiping Lake, Anhui
Province, China is located near Mt. Huangshan in
Anhui Province, The Chedi at Taiping Lake will offer 30 spacious
villas and a further 90 rooms and suites, complemented by guest
amenities which will include a traditional hot spring spa, health
club, golf course and restaurants.
The Serai Club,
Bali is located in an exclusive estate in Jimbaran, Bali.
It combines the signature touch of several noted
international designers including architect, Robert Nation,
interior designer Jaya Ibrahim, landscape architect Karl Princic
and lighting designer Nathan Thompson of TFB Australia.
Twenty three private villas featuring Balinese-inspired
contemporary designs, will represent the pinnacle of tropical
luxury, privacy and security. The Serai Club will also offer
personalized house services, dining venues, spa services and easy
proximity to cultural attractions.
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