News for the Hospitality Executive
SINGAPORE--June 26, 2012--A new gem will reside along the banks of the legendary Pearl River as Solís Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s most innovative luxury hotel brands, announced today the development of Solís Guangzhou, the company’s third property under construction in China this year. Poised alongside one of China’s most scenic attractions, the riverside hotel will break new ground in design and service standards that blend the rich history of Guangzhou with modern luxury. Solís Guangzhou will offer 260 extremely spacious guestrooms and suites, elegant meeting and exhibition space and a full complement of amenities to become one of the area’s most sought after destinations when it opens in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Solís Guangzhou will be the only five-star hotel on the celebrated Pearl River and the only one with its own jetty and docks. Artfully designed by the internationally-acclaimed Singapore architectural and design firm, eco.id, Solís Guangzhou will showcase a fluid architectural style and dramatic use of glass and light to reflect the magnificent scenery of the river, an unparalleled tourist attraction filled with pleasure boats touring numerous historic sites and architectural wonders by day and night. Hotel cruisers will ferry guests along the jade-green waterway to destinations including the Canton Fair.
Four restored brick-encased oil drums that were built during the Qing Dynasty and used during World War II will connect the past with the future as the huge structures will be transformed into a modern lobby, cultural center, restaurant and library. Inside, a world-class spa, fitness center and executive club lounge will highlight a full complement of five-star amenities, while a rooftop infinity pool and sky lounge will offer stunning views and ambience. Four restaurants will feature extraordinary culinary experiences ranging from an all-day restaurant to a fine dining Chinese restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a riverside café.
Situated in Guangzhou’s thriving commercial area, Solís Guangzhou is part of a mixed-use project that also includes 48 fully-serviced residences and commercial offices strategically located near the city’s historic shopping and tourist district of Liwan.
Solís Guangzhou will attract groups and exhibitions with 1,780-square-meters of luxury meeting and banquet space, including a Grand Ballroom that will seat up to 350 people, a VIP State Room and VIP Private Banquet Room. Additional gathering areas include a large function lobby and the Cultural Center.
The project is a partnership between Solís Hotels & Resorts and owner Jiachuang Investment Group, a Guangzhou-based hotel, commercial and retail real estate development company. The third largest city in China and a key economic center of southern China, Guangzhou is a leading destination for business travellers, corporate meetings, conventions and exhibitions, as well as a tourist magnet. The twice-yearly Canton Fair, China’s largest import and export expo, typically fills the entire city.
About Solís Hotels & Resorts
Carefully crafted to appeal to discerning, well-traveled guests, the Solís Hotels & Resorts brand is an exclusive collection of resorts, hotels and residences offering a convergence of unparalleled designs, settings and experiences. Each Solís property presents luxury accommodations with a true sense of discovery and is designed to showcase the distinctive character of its environment with a global palette of cosmopolitan comfort, inspiring cuisine, world-class spas and spirited activities that explore its distinct surroundings, all enhanced by the highest level of international service quality standards. Solís Hotels & Resorts has corporate offices in Singapore and the United States; www.solishotels.com.
About Guangzhou Jiachuang Investment Group Co., Ltd.
With real estate planning, design, development and construction as its core businesses, Guangzhou Jiachuang Investment Group Co., Ltd. is a modern and comprehensive group corporation integrating business investment and operation, property management, investment and consulting, project planning, building material manufacturing, importing and exporting as well as art collection. Insisting on a brand core philosophy of “Well (it means “Jia”) Constructed Masterpiece and Outstanding Creation (it means “Chuang”), the company is recognized for blending traditional culture with modern, environmental practices to create ecologically harmonious designs that celebrate their surroundings and build upon and develop civilization at all times.
At present, Jiachuang Investment Group has successfully created many competitive projects that exemplify ecological harmony and represent modern culture such as Cui Xin Hua Ting apartment, Jn Sunday shopping mall, Tianhe Green Garden condominium, Guangzhou Jiachuang Solís Hotel, and Jiachuang Zifeng condominium. In addition, the company is working with leading real estate enterprises and large state-owned agencies on key projects in which together they will invest and reconstruct Ramada Pearl Hotel, Sanyu Hotel and Zhuhai Jiachuang Gongbei Port Commercial City. www.jcgroupchina.com
Solís Hotels & Resorts, US
John Drake, 404 842-7294
Vice President, Marketing
Solís Hotels & Resorts, Singapore
Samuel Lim, (65) 6887 9838
Vice President, Business Development
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