Hong Kong's Shun Tak exporting citizenM brand to Asia

The lobby of the citizenM Tower of London. (Lobby at CitizenM London Tower)

Hong Kong-based Artyzen Hospitality Group has announced it will open two citizenM hotels in Asia early next year. The hotel group, owned by conglomerate Shun Tak Holdings, will open the hotels in Shanghai and Taipei

The openings in Asia will mark the subsequent phase of the group’s global expansion. Artyzen Hospitality already has eight open hotels in the U.S. and Europe, including New York, London and Paris.

Rattna Chadha, CEO of citizenM, said in a statement, that both Shanghai and Taipei “are vital, gateway cities for us to establish regional presence and bring the cutting-edge citizenM experience to the dynamic Asian market."

Shanghai’s citizenM will be constructed in the MixC development in the Hongqiao area. The first citizenM in Taipei will be near the Ximending shopping district. 

According to the group, hotel guests can expect “intelligent design, unrivaled connectivity and seamless customer service.” Both hotels will include the brand’s Living Room lobby areas. The guestrooms will have Rain Dance showers and touch-screen MoodPads that control the lighting, temperature and window shades, alarm and TV. 

Artyzen is currently looking to Hong Kong, Beijing, Jakarta Singapore as future target cities and announced a Kuala Lumpur project in March. 

Dutch-based citizenM partnered with Artyzen in Jan. 2014 to secure its expansion plans within Asia. The brand first launched in 2008 in Amsterdam. Current citizenM locations also include three in London, one in Glasgow, two in Amsterdam, one in New York City (Times Square), one in Rotterdam and three in Paris. It also plans to expand in even more major cities, including Milan, Barcelona and Istanbul.