Dutch-based hotel brand citizenM has announced a partnership with the Artyzen Hospitality Group, the hotel management subsidiary of Shun Tak Holdings Limited, that will allow it to expand into and throughout Asia.
The partnership will see flagship citizenM hotels established in major gateway Asian cities such as Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Jakarta.
The brand launched in 2008 in Amsterdam, and was founded by Rattan Chadha, the former CEO of the fashion brand Mexx).
citizenM currently has hotels located in London (on Bankside), Glasgow, Amsterdam City and at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. In early 2014, the group will open its first property in New York (Times Square) and Rotterdam. Current hotels under development include three more properties in London (Tower Hill, St. Pauls, Shoreditch), Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport) and New York (Bowery). In addition to the Asia roll out, the company has plans to expand in major cities like Milan, Barcelona and Istanbul.