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Jumeirah Group Signs Management Agreement with Liuhe Group to Operate
the Jumeirah Thousand Islands Lake Resort in Qiandaohu, China

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 30, 2010-- Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and member of Dubai Holding, has signed a management agreement with Liuhe Group, a subsidiary of Hangzhou-based WEI Jun, to operate the Jumeirah Thousand Islands Lake Resort in Qiandaohu, China.

The resort is situated on Qiandao Lake in the heart of the popular Hangzhou-Thousand Island Yellow Mountain Golden Tourism Route, approximately 135 km from Hangzhou. Surrounded by lush forests and offering beautiful lakeside views, the property will consist of a luxury hotel with 89 guest rooms and a further 50 rooms in villas dotted among the trees. In addition, there will be an all-day dining restaurant together with two specialty waterside restaurants, a water-moon wine bar and a pool bar.

Adjacent to the hotel will be a banquet and conference centre. A Talise spa will be available to guests along with swimming pools and a fitness and health centre.

The resort is currently under development and is expected to open in 2014.

The hotel is situated on Lake Qiandao, also known as Thousand Island Lake as it contains 1078 islands. The 573 square km lake lies in Chun'an County in Zhejiang Province about 135 km from Hangzhou, 280 km from Nanjing and 330 km from Shanghai.

Thousand-island Lake is located in subtropical climate zone and is categorised as a national scenic area and sits in the largest forest park in China. It is recognised as an ideal destination for tourism, leisure, vacation and conferences.

Jumeirah Group has five management agreements in China including hotels and resorts in Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Sanya, Macau and Shanghai. This new agreement for the Thousand Islands Lake Resort in China brings the total to 6.

About Liuhe Group:

Liuhe Group, a subsidiary of WEI Jun, is a property developer and investor based in Hangzhou, China.  The company regards itself as one of the region's most innovative development companies in Hangzhou with the symbolic development of Beyond City Residence. As the new developer based in Hangzhou, the company specialises in 'innovative, simple luxury' with a focus on strategic locations, quality build and outstanding design.

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts including some of the best hotels in the world. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes many luxury serviced residences in Dubai including Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah The Meydan and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams 5 star hotels in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. Jumeirah Group has recently unveiled VENU Hotels, a contemporary lifestyle hotel brand.


Samantha Dancy
Corporate Communications Manager
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 214159
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 364 7959

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