TOKYO, Japan – Nikko Hotels International, JAL Hotels Co., Ltd.’s international luxury hotel group, announced that in October, it plans to open Hotel Nikko Taizhou, a new luxury hotel in Taizhou, 155 miles (250 kilometers) northwest of Shanghai in central Jiangsu Province.
Hotel Nikko Taizhou will be located in Taizhou Data Industrial Park, a new complex that occupies 716,876 square feet (66,600 square meters) in China’s first national medical high-tech zone called the Taizhou National Medical High-tech Development Zone, or China Medical City (CMC). Occupying 7,413 acres (30 square kilometers), CMC is expected to be China’s largest biomedical cluster. It will be composed of several major functions/areas, including research and development, medical/health services, manufacturing and a convention/exhibition center. It has already attracted global biopharmaceutical companies and research and academic institutions.
The new 200-room hotel will occupy 404,507 square feet (37,580 square meters), on 19 floors, including one at the basement level. Its facilities will include seven banquet and meeting rooms, multiple dining facilities, a business center, a fitness club and an indoor pool. The hotel is a 45-minute drive to Yangzhou Taizhou Airport and three and half hour-drive to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
“Adding Hotel Nikko Taizhou to our group presents us a great opportunity,” says Marcel van Aelst, President and CEO of JAL Hotels. “We look forward to serving as a home away from home to top life science and medical talent from around the world.”
The agreement to manage the hotel was made between JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. and BTG-Nikko International Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a joint-venture company; and Taizhou Tongtai Investment Co., Ltd.
The hotel will be the tenth Nikko Hotels International property in China after the 477-room Hotel Nikko Suzhou opens in May.