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JAL Hotels Opens the 91-room Suzhou Qingshan Hotel in Suzhou, China

TOKYO, Japan, December, 2010 - JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., one of Asia’s largest hospitality companies and operator of the luxury Nikko Hotels International group, has announced the opening of a new Nikko Hotels property, Suzhou Qingshan Hotel in Suzhou, China.

The full-service hotel has 91 guest rooms in seven room categories and occupies almost 200,000 square feet. The hotel’s facilities include four banquet and meeting rooms, including one that accommodates up to 300 guests; a gym and health club; and a mahjong room - a traditional Chinese entertainment pastime. The dining facilities include a Chinese restaurant, a western-style restaurant and a bar.

Suzhou Qingshan Hotel is located next to a national high-tech industry development zone with government agencies, IT-related companies and research and development facilities.

Suzhou, situated 100 kilometers west of Shanghai, is one of the most important cities economically in the Yangtze River Delta, and home to many foreign corporations in the textile, paper manufacturing and high-tech industries. The old town of Suzhou, known for its World Heritage Sites such as The Humble Administrator's Garden and Lingering Garden, is surrounded by the Suzhou New District in the west and the Suzhou Industrial Park in the east.

The hotel will be the eighth Nikko Hotels International property in China. Further expansion plans for Nikko Hotels in China include openings of Hotel Nikko Xiamen in 2011, Hotel Nikko Guangzhou in 2012, and Hotel Nikko Suzhou in 2013.

About Nikko Hotels International

Nikko Hotels International is an international luxury hotel group operated by JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. (, a member of the Hotel Okura Group, headquartered in Tokyo. In addition to Nikko Hotels, JAL Hotels also operates Hotel JAL City, a chain of 13 mid-priced business hotels in Japan. JAL Hotels operates 58 hotels worldwide, in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and throughout Japan and the Asia/Pacific.

Plans for additional Nikko Hotels openings include 411-room Hotel Nikko Guangzhou, 436-room Hotel Nikko Xiamen and 475-room Hotel Nikko Suzhou in China; 471-room Hotel JAL Tower Dubai in United Arab Emirates; and 335-room Hotel Nikko Saigon in Vietnam. For more information and photos, visit


For JAL Hotels
Tiffany Winbush, 212-583-1043, ext. 14

Also See: JAL Hotels Opens the 382-room Hotel Nikko Shanghai Near Shanghai Mart & International Exhibition Centre / July 2010

JAL Hotels Completes Two-Year Renovation on Hotel Nikko Duesseldorf Becoming the Largest Hotel in Downtown Düsseldorf, Germany / February 2010

JAL Hotels Opening a 443-room Nikko Hotel in Xiamen, China / December 2009

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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