Shortly after announcing its new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VENU at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in April 2010, Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, has signed an agreement with Shanghai Zendai Himalayas Real Estate Co. Ltd to manage VENU HIMALAYAS Hotel Shanghai. The new contemporary lifestyle hotel in the heart of Pudong district of Shanghai is scheduled to open in 2011.
Guests of the first VENU property will be able to tune-in, connect, share and celebrate in the futuristic hotel, designed by architect Arata Isozaki and interior designer KCA International to reflect the unique structure and experience of the Himalayas. VENU HIMALAYAS Hotel Shanghai will be a 400 key art-themed hotel, including 70 luxury suites, standing at the heart of an arts and lifestyle hub, the Himalayas Centre.
The Himalayas Centre also includes a modern art museum, a theatre, as well as retail space. Located in front of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre and within an exclusive high-end residential area, the project enjoys direct access to the Shanghai Metro system and less than a kilometre away from the Maglev train, allowing a seven-minute connection to Pudong International Airport.
VENU HIMALAYAS Hotel Shanghai is the sixth management agreement signed by Jumeirah Group in China and brings the total number of properties under development or in operation by Jumeirah globally to 43.