Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hotel company and a unit of Dubai Holding, has signed a deal to manage three new hotels and resorts in China.
The three properties are: Jumeirah Haikou Resort, located on a private island in Hainan, the Jumeirah Wuhan located in a city centre location near Hankou, and Jumeirah Nanjing in the new Hexi business district.
Both properties in Wuhan and Haikou are owned by subsidiaries of Yuexiu Group, a Guangzhou-based property development company, and the new deal increases Jumeirah’s China portfolio to eight properties.
Jumeirah Group president and CEO Gerald Lawless said: "We are delighted to be expanding our portfolio of hotels and resorts in China, which is a significant market for Jumeirah.
"We are honoured to have been asked to operate these three new hotels in key cities, bringing our pipeline of new properties in China to eight, in addition to Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai, which has been operating successfully since 2011."
The Jumeirah Haikou Resort is set within a golf community on a 136ha private island and is expected to open in 2018.
As well as a golf course designed by Tom Doak, the resort will have 60 luxury residential villas and a luxury hotel with 140 guest rooms, including 26 suites.
The hotel will offer several dining options and Chinese specialty restaurant, lobby lounge and bar, as well as feature function space, recreational facilities such as a premier leisure club lounge, kids’ club, fitness centre and Talise Spa. Denniston International has been appointed as the project architect.
Jumeirah Wuhan is set in a prime city centre location near the existing Hankou business district and the anticipated opening date is 2020.
Designed by Foster and Partners, it will feature 200 guest rooms including 23 suites, an all-day dining and Chinese specialty restaurant, lobby lounge, bar, function space, executive club lounge and business centre. Recreational facilities will include a fitness centre, Talise Spa and an indoor swimming pool.
The third property, Jumeirah Nanjing, is expected to open in 2016 and will also be part of a mixed-use development comprising office and retail space, a conference centre, and another four-star hotel.
Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, the 250-room hotel will include 32 suites, an all-day dining and Chinese specialty restaurant, café, lobby lounge, tea lounge, bar, junior ballroom, executive club lounge, business centre, fitness centre, Talise Spa and an indoor swimming pool.
Jumeirah currently operates 22 hotels, resorts and residences, including 11 in the Middle East, six in Europe and five in Asia. A further 17 hotels are now under development.
Image: Jumeirah Nanjing. Photo: courtesy of Jumeirah Group.