Bangkok-based Onyx Hospitality Group has opened a new Shama-branded serviced residence in Hangzhou.

Located in Hangzhou’s West Lake District, Shama Serviced Apartments Zijingang Hangzhou is inside Yaojiang Wending International, a large-scale commercial complex development by Yaojiang Group. It’s a two-minute walk from the Sanba metro station, an interchange station for Line 2 and Line 5, and a “short ride” away from Zhejiang University Zijingang Campus, Alibaba Headquarters, as well as local attractions such as the West Lake and Xixi Wetland.

The 384-unit serviced residence provides different apartment types, including studios, lofts, as well as one- and two-bedroom suites. Furnished with contemporary interiors and “home-like comforts”, the apartments feature a variety of amenities, including fully-equipped kitchenettes, living and work areas, separate shower and tubs, LED TVs with international channels, dual laundry washers and dryers, wifi internet access and electronic safes.

Guests staying at the serviced residence also enjoy housekeeping services, 24-hour security and concierge service, daily breakfast at the in-house Shama Kitchen and access to the Shama Gym. The property also has a 60-sqm meeting room, and a 120-sqm multifunction room for events and functions that can accommodate up to 100 people.

As a Shama-branded serviced residence, the property features the brand’s “no boundaries” lifestyle programme, which helps guests become familiar with the local culture, lifestyle venues and amenities in the neighbourhood, as well as establish new connections through regular tenant activities.

Douglas Martell, president and CEO of Onyx Hospitality Group, said: “Hangzhou is not only a beautiful city with picturesque scenery, historical richness and cultural significance, but also a world-class city with a strong digital economy and technical innovation, and one of the top ten Chinese cities within the trillion-yuan GDP list.

“With neighbours including some of China’s biggest technology companies and up-and-coming tech start-ups, as well as the Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University, one of the most prestigious tertiary education institutions in China, Shama Serviced Apartments Zijingang Hangzhou will surely be an ideal accommodation choice for both short- and long-stay guests who seek a stylish yet home-like experience.”

This new serviced residence is the second Shama-branded property in Hangzhou, with the other one being the 102-unit Shama Heda Hangzhou situated in the centre of Hangzhou Economic Development Area.

Hangzhou, where the Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group is headquartered, is growing rapidly and will be the host city of the Asian Games 2022.