Shanghai bags Jumeirah Group's first Venu

Jumeirah Group and Shanghai Zendai Group sign management agreement

Gerald Lawless, executive chairman, Jumeirah Group and Dai Zhi Kang chairman,Shanghai Zendai Group.
Gerald Lawless, executive chairman, Jumeirah Group and Dai Zhi Kang chairman,Shanghai Zendai Group.

Jumeirah Group has signed an agreement with Shanghai Zendai Himalayas Real Estate Co. Ltd to manage Venu Himalayas Hotel Shanghai.

The new contemporary lifestyle hotel in the heart of Pudong district of Shanghai is scheduled to open in 2011.

The hotel was designed by architect Arata Isozaki, who used the Himalayas as inspiration for the design.

Venu Himalayas Hotel Shanghai will be a 400 key art-themed hotel, including 70 luxury suites, standing at the heart of an arts and lifestyle hub, the Himalayas Centre.

The Himalayas Centre also includes a modern art museum, a theatre, as well as retail space. Located in front of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre and within an exclusive high-end residential area, the project enjoys direct access to the Shanghai Metro system and less than a kilometre away from the Maglev train, allowing a seven-minute connection to Pudong International Airport.

The property is the sixth management agreement signed by Jumeirah Group in China and brings the total number of properties under development or in operation by Jumeirah globally to 43.

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