China’s third largest city Guangzhou, also the provincial capital of Guangdong in the country’s south, will see a Jumeirah property opening next year. In a signing ceremony at Burj Al Arab this week, president and chief executive of the world-renowned Dubai-based hospitality group Gerald Lawless finalised an agreement with chairman of GT Land Holdings Su Meng to manage 169 luxury serviced residences and the 207-room luxury Jumeirah Guangzhou Hotel. Construction is almost complete.
The property is located on Hua Cheng Avenue, at the New Pearl City development in Tian He District, East Guangzhou. The area, known as Zhujiang New Town, has been zoned to become the city’s new central business centre. Famous landmarks here include the Guangzhou Opera House designed by Zaha Hadid. With the well developed transport links, the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport is only 30 minutes away.
A number of international hotel brands have already set up shops here, with the latest being W (see story).
The five-star Jumeirah Guangzhou Hotel, when open, will comprise ten food and beverage outlets, a Sky lobby on the 49th floor and a banquet and conference centre. Other facilities include the Talise Spa, swimming pool, a fitness centre, yoga studio and juice bar. There will, of course, be luxury boutiques as well. The 169 serviced residences will be located in a separate low-rise West Tower.
Guangzhou is going to be the second Mainland Chinese city Jumeirah sets foot in after Shanghai.