Dubai-based hotel company Jumeirah opened its second hotel in China on Monday, September 10, situated in the heart of the country’s cultural hub of Nanjing.
Located in the city’s Hexi central business district, the Jumeirah Nanjing overlooks the Yangtze River from the 39-67th floors of the International Youth Cultural Centre (IYCC), a pair of skyscrapers designed by legendary British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid. All 212 of the hotel’s rooms and 49 suites are located from the 41st floor up, with each offering views of either the city’s new district or the river.
The interiors of the hotel have been designed to reflect the city, with a combination of traditional Chinese and contemporary cosmopolitan touches. In particular, art pieces depicting classic scenes from Jiangnan, such as the Yangtze River, Kun Opera, Cloud Brocade and ancient Nanjing poetry, can be found throughout the hotel.
As for dining, customers can choose from a mix of local and international cuisines from the hotel’s numerous restaurants and bars, which include a modern Chinese restaurant focusing on Cantonese cuisine, a fusion restaurant that serves both Italian and East Asian-style food, and tea and cocktail lounges.
Located on the 67th floor is the highest function room in Nanjing, which in keeping with the rest of the property offers impressive city and river views. Meanwhile on the 63rd floor, guests can enjoy the spa facilities and a sky atrium swimming pool that sits beneath a four-storey glass ceiling. There’s also a wellness centre equipped with Technogym equipment.
Jumeirah has one other property in China, the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai, with a third, Jumeirah Living Guangzhou, currently in the pipeline.