Hotel Nikko Taizhou to open in China in October

Nikko Hotels International, JAL Hotels' luxury hotel group, announced that this October it plans to open Hotel Nikko Taizhou, a new luxury hotel in Taizhou, 155 miles northwest of Shanghai in central Jiangsu Province.

Hotel Nikko Taizhou will be located in Taizhou Data Industrial Park, a new complex that occupies 716,876 square feet in China’s first national medical zone called the Taizhou National Medical High-tech Development Zone, or China Medical City (CMC). Occupying 7,413 acres, CMC is expected to be China’s largest biomedical cluster. It will be composed of functions/areas, including research and development, medical/health services, manufacturing and a convention/exhibition center.

The new 200-room hotel will occupy 404,507 square feet on 19 floors, including one at the basement level. Its facilities will include seven banquet and meeting rooms, multiple dining facilities, a business center, a fitness club and an indoor pool.

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The property will be a 45-minute drive to Yangzhou Taizhou Airport and three and half hour-drive to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

The agreement to manage the hotel was made between JAL Hotels Co. Ltd. and BTG-Nikko International Hotel Management, a joint-venture company; and Taizhou Tongtai Investment.

The hotel will be the tenth Nikko Hotels International property in China after the 477-room Hotel Nikko Suzhou opens this May.

JAL Hotels, an international hospitality company, is a subsidiary of Hotel Okura. It manages Okura Hotels & Resorts, a network of 26 hotels in and outside Japan. JAL Hotels manages 47 hotels with a total of 14,886 guestrooms in two groups: Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City. The company also plans to open 300-room Hotel Nikko Bangkok in 2018.

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