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JAL Hotels Opening a 443-room
Nikko Hotel in Xiamen, China

December 17, 2009, Tokyo, Japan - JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., today announced that a new 443-room hotel in Xiamen, China, will be added to Nikko Hotels International, its luxury international hotel group, in Spring 2011. Hotel Nikko Xiamen is one of four new Nikko Hotels properties being built in China. These new hotels will bring the total number of Nikko Hotels in China to nine.  

Positioned in an upscale newly developed real estate complex, Hotel Nikko Xiamen will have 25 floors spanning over 500,000 square feet. Hotel amenities include restaurants, banquet halls and a spa and fitness center. 

Hotel Nikko Xiamen will be built alongside the Xiamen Software Park and Guanyinshan Business Park, where over 400 companies are in the process of relocating, and an international exhibition and conference center. In addition, a new consulate zone, yacht harbor, a luxury residential zone and entertainment facilities such as a concert hall and theaters are being developed. 

With a population of almost three million, Xiamen is located in the southeastern province of Fujian and overlooks the Taiwan Strait. The city is a Special Economic Zone, which has stimulated foreign investment and led to Xiamen becoming one of China?s fastest growing cities. Xiamen was also recently recognized as one of China?s best cities to live in.
About Nikko Hotels International 

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, JAL Hotels also operates Hotel JAL City, a chain of 13 mid-priced hotels for business travelers in Japan. JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. currently has 58 hotels worldwide, in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and throughout Japan and the Asia/Pacific region. 

In 2010, JAL Hotels plans to open one hotel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and two hotels in China: the 471-room Hotel JAL Tower Dubai, a Nikko Hotels International property; the 388-room Hotel Nikko Shanghai; and the 500-room Hotel Nikko Wuxi. In 2011, the company plans to open three hotels: the 300-room JAL Bahrain Resort & Spa, a Nikko Hotels International property, in Bahrain; the 335-room Hotel Nikko Saigon in Vietnam; and the 411-room Hotel Nikko Guangzhou. For more information and photos, please visit the company's news room (


Tiffany Winbush
212-583-1043, ext. 14

Also See: Katsumi Chiyo Named President and CEO of JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., the Operator of Nikko Hotels International / June 2008
Public Funds Mulled to Keep Japan Airlines Corp. Afloat; May Sell Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City Chains / October 2009

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