Jumeirah Group inks deal to expand China interests

Dubai's Jumeirah Group has signed a management agreement with GT Land Holdings to operate 169 luxury serviced residences, in addition to the 207-room Jumeirah Guangzhou Hotel, which is nearing completion in China, according to Arabian Business.

The previously announced 207-room Jumeirah Guangzhou is scheduled to open in 2015 and will have 10 food-and-beverage outlets, a Sky lobby on the 49th floor and banquet and conference centre.

The 169 serviced residences will be located in a separate low-rise West Tower and are scheduled to open in 2015.

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The hotel is located at a prime location on the intersection of Hua Cheng Avenue and in the center of New Pearl City Tian He District, East Guangzhou.

Su Meng, chairman of GT Land, said: "Jumeirah's arrival in Guangzhou will help satisfy the demand for luxury accommodation in Guangzhou's developing upscale hotel district."

Jumeirah Group currently operates 22 hotels, resorts and residences, including 11 in the Gulf region, six in Europe and five in Asia. A further 15 hotels are now under development.

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