Ahn Luh expanded its presence in China with the signing of hotel management contracts with the Qinsen Group. The agreements cover two upscale hotels: Ahn Luh Lanting, scheduled to open in fall 2014, and Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao, opening in spring 2015.
Ahn Luh Lanting will be a 99-key development incorporated into 35 heritage houses in Shaoxing, 30 minutes from Hangzhou in the province of Zhejiang. The hotel’s dining concepts will incorporate authentic Chinese elements, as will the library, meeting area, medical hall, spa and wellness center and tai chi facility. Meanwhile, Ahn Luh Zhujiajiao, named after — and located in — a historic area in Shanghai’s suburbs, will consist of 35 villas built in traditional Chinese style. The property will also include a museum, restaurants, a library, meeting space, and spa and tai chi center.
Qinsen’s chairman, Qin Tongqian, has been collecting artwork and purchasing heritage homes from the Qing and Ming dynasties over the last two decades. Parts of his collection of antique furniture, ornate wooden beams, stone carvings and Chinese artwork will be showcased in both Ahn Luh developments.
As an equal, joint venture partner with GHM, the Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) is China’s first provincial-level, wholly state-owned tourism enterprise, as well as the country’s largest tourism group. Established in 1998, BTG oversees the investment and management of hotels, tourism and tourist spot services, retail services, catering, and auto services.
Established in 1992, GHM Holdings properties worldwide include The Nam Hai Hoi An in Vietnam, The Chedi Muscat in Oman and The Legian Bali in Indonesia.