Mandarin Oriental will manage a luxury hotel in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province in China, scheduled to open in 2022.

Mandarin Oriental, Nanjing will be located on the Qinhuai River, close to historic landmarks including the Gate of China, which forms part of one of the longest ancient city walls in the world.

The hotel group said it will feature 106 rooms and suites with views of the river and the ancient city wall. There will be three restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining option, a Chinese restaurant and a lounge. Other features include meeting facilities, a ballroom, the hotel’s ‘Spa at Mandarin Oriental’, as well as an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

Mandarin Oriental, Nanjing will form part of a wider mixed-use development owned by Nanjing Shengxiangyuan in partnership with China Merchants Group and Country Garden Group.  In addition to the hotel, the development will have retail space and residential luxury homes.

“We are delighted to announce this project in a Chinese city with strong historic roots which today is a vibrant centre for tourism, commerce, finance and trade as well as an important provincial capital,” said James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental.

The luxury hotel group recently also announced plans for a second hotel in the Turkish city of Istanbul, scheduled to open in 2022. The three-tower development will feature 158 hotel rooms and 16 serviced apartments, as well as 251 residences.