Worldhotels signs the first branded hotel in Asia

Worldhotels signs the first branded hotel in Asia

The agreement with Juna Hotels Group, one of the most prominent hospitality companies in the Yangtze River Delta (southern Jiangsu Province, Shanghai Municipality and northern Zhejiang Province), marks the debut of the “Worldhotel‟ brand in Asia.

Worldhotel Grand Juna Wuxi is a stunning new 370-room property incorporating a state-of-the-art convention and exhibition centre in the heart of Tai Hu Lake New City, just a stroll from the city hall and financial centre of Wuxi‟s new city centre. There are five restaurants and lounges in the hotel offering the highest quality of Huaiyang cuisine, Shanghai cuisine, Cantonese cuisine and international fare for guests from around the world.
The hotel is conveniently located in terms of traffic, only 20 minutes drive from downtown Wuxi; 15 minutes drive from Wuxi New District high-speed train station; 20 minutes drive from Wuxi International and domestic Airport and 90 minutes drive from Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

Nicknamed “little Shanghai”, the ancient city along the Yangtze River is divided by Lake Taihu in Jiangsu province, bordering Changzhou to the west and Suzhou to the east. Wuxi is also renowned as the „Pearl of Lake Tai‟ for its beautiful scenery and booming economy in the Shanghai hinterland.

“Worldhotel branding enables unique quality independent hotels to position themselves internationally in the face of competition from global hospitality brands. It offers one of the most flexible models in the world for upper upscale independent properties”, said Worldhotels Vice President Asia-Pacific Roland Jegge.

“The branded hotel solution was developed in response to demand from hoteliers for support and services from a global name with significant recognition while still allowing them to keep their own unique character. Following the launch of the first ever branded Worldhotel early this year, this milestone launch of Worldhotel Grand Juna Wuxi launches a promising expansion of the Worldhotel brand in China, as well as Asia”, added Robert Hornman, Managing Director of Worldhotels.

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Julia Zhu, Chairlady of the Juna Hotels Group stated, “We are pleased to come into partnership with Worldhotels, adopting the Worldhotel brand is an exciting and pioneering opportunity for the unique Worldhotel Grand Juna Wuxi, we look forward to welcoming many local and international travellers to our iconic hotel”.

City.Mobi

Also in China today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Shanghai.

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However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Shanghai.city.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.