The Dubai based luxury international hospitality group Jumeirah has completed the construction phase of its first hotel in Asia.
Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi, the most prominent and prestigious new hotel development in the downtown Luwan district of Shanghai, will boast several unique attractions once completed by August 2008 – including a purpose-built wedding pavilion and signature Chinese restaurant – to complement the super-luxury guest rooms and service for which Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts have become renowned the world over, the company said in a statement.
The construction milestone follows the recent appointment of Doris Greif as general manager of Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi.
Doris, who will be one of Shanghai’s first ever female hotel general managers, joins the Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi team from Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, where she has held the position of general manager since 2004.
“We are delighted to celebrate such an important milestone in the lead up to Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi opening in August 2008 and must acknowledge our valued business associates – Shanghai Hotel Investments Limited and Shui On Private Group – for their support throughout this venture,” said Greif.
Jumeirah HanTang Xintiandi is located in the heart of Xintiandi, an exciting restaurant and bar, retail and entertainment component of a master-planned 52 hectare development in the heart of downtown Puxi, Shanghai.
The luxury hotel, designed by New York-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects and Japanese interior design firm Super Potato, will feature 309 spacious guestrooms, suites and villas, extensive, state-of-the-art conference & banqueting facilities as well as the Talise Wellness Spa, Jumeirah’s global spa brand.