Jumeirah Soft Opens its First Hotel in China

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 31 March 2011

The Jumeirah Group has soft opened its first hotel in China at the Himalayas Centre in Pudong, Shanghai.

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai features 401 guestrooms, including 62 suites and residences, four restaurants and lounges, a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

The hotel also offers extensive meeting, conference and event facilities, including two grand ballrooms and a 5,000 sqm rooftop Infinity Garden.

The interior of the hotel was designed by KCA International, whose portfolio includes the iconic Burj al Arab in Dubai, which is also run by Jumeirah.

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel is part of the landmark Himalayas Centre, a spacious new arts and cultural hub including the 1,100-seat DaGuan Theatre, Himalayas Art Museum, a luxury brand mall and impressive outdoor event venues, such as the Infinity Garden and Wuji Plaza.

Designed by world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, who also created the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Stadium and Los Angeles MoMA, the landmark Himalayas Centre was honoured with the CCTV Designing for China Award in 2008, alongside Herzog & de Meurons National Stadium in Beijing.

Located in the heart of Pudong, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai is directly opposite the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and close to the lush green expanse of Century Park. The nearby Maglev train station offers swift transfers to Pudong International Airport.

In addition to Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, Jumeirah Group has five other luxury hotels in development in China: Jumeirah Hangzhou, Jumeirah Guangzhou, Jumeirah Qing Shui Bay Resort Sanya, Jumeirah Macau and Jumeirah Thousand Islands Lake Resort in Qiandaohu.

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