Five-Star Hotel Nikko Wuxi Now Under Development in China
…Doors to open in October, 2009
October 22, 2007, Tokyo – A new five-star addition to the Nikko Hotels International group will be built along an old canal, a five- to 10-minute-drive from the center of Wuxi, in China. Wuxi is an industrial city that has recently become a prime business location for foreign companies in China. It also has many sightseeing attractions.
Hotel Nikko Wuxi, owned by Chinese company Wuxi International Business Center Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Wuxi Sushun Investment Group Co., Ltd. China, one of the largest real estate developers in Wuxi, will have 500 guest rooms in a 16-story building. The hotel’s facilities will include Japanese, Chinese and buffet restaurants, a wine bar and banquet rooms.
Wuxi, with a population of over 4 million, is located along the lower Chang Jiang River (also called Yangtze River) in the eastern part of China, about 75 miles from Shanghai. Lake Taihu, one of China’s largest fresh water lakes, is in the south of the city, Chang Jiang River is in the north and canals traverse the city. The canal cruises, historical monuments and temples, and the gardens and parks with magnificent views all help make Wuxi a draw for tourists.
About Nikko Hotels
Nikko Hotels International is an international luxury hotel group operated by JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to Nikko Hotels International, JAL Hotels also operates Hotel JAL City, a chain of 14 mid-priced hotels for business travelers in Japan. As of October 20, 2007, JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. has 65 hotels with 21,022 rooms worldwide, in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and throughout Japan and the Asia/Pacific region.
This year, the company opened the 171-room Hotel Nikko Northland Obihiro on April 1st, the 373-room Hotel Nikko Tianjin in Tianjin, China on April 11th, and the 257-room Hotel JAL Fujairah Resort & Spa, a five-star Nikko Hotels International property, in Fujairah, UAE, on May 15th. Future openings include the 478-room Hotel JAL Tower Dubai, in Dubai, UAE, in 2008, and the 300-room Hotel JAL Bahrain Resort & Spa, in 2009, both to be new members of the Nikko Hotels International group.