Niccolo Changsha officially opened its doors on 29 October 2018, ushering in a new era of impeccable hospitality and effortless luxury in the capital city of Hunan Province. In signature Niccolo style, Niccolo Changsha occupies a desirable, highly-prized address – crowning the uppermost floors of the new 93-storey Changsha IFS Tower 1, in the heart of Furong district’s entertainment and business hub.
Niccolo Changsha is the fourth luxury hotel in the Niccolo collection from Hong Kong-based hospitality management company, Wharf Hotels. The opening was celebrated with a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony for dignitaries and officials.
Ms Doreen Lee, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, Mr Kevin Chan, Director of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, Dr Jennifer Cronin, President of Wharf Hotels, Mr Thomas Salg, Vice President Operations of Wharf Hotels and Mr Jorgen Christensen, General Manager of Niccolo Changsha, officiated the opening ceremony, alongside Ms Aryna Choi, Director of Changsha IFS and General Manager of Wharf China Estates Limited. Among other distinguished guests in attendance were Changsha government officials Mr Wang Yuli, Director of the People’s Political Consultative Conference of Hunan Province, Ms Helen Yip, Director of Hong Kong SAR Liaison Office in Hunan, Mr Qiu Jixing, Vice Mayor of Changsha People’s Government and Mr Yu Xinfan, Secretary of Furong District Party Committee, amongst other government leaders.
“We would like to congratulate Jorgen and his team on the successful opening of Niccolo Changsha today. The vision to open our first Niccolo hotel in Chengdu in 2015 ahead of other major players quickly established Niccolo as an ideal destination for new entrepreneurs, leaders in style, fashion, design and society. Today, Niccolo Chengdu continues to be the market leader, paving the way for Niccolo Chongqing and Niccolo Changsha in the group’s fast-growing collection of luxury hotels,” said Dr Cronin.
In addition to its notable heritage, Changsha has emerged as a thriving commercial, manufacturing, tourism and transportation center in central and western China. As an early adopter of the luxury hotel space in Changsha, the group is at the forefront of bringing the Niccolo experience and its award-winning culture to a new market, offering sophisticated, international standards of hospitality for global travelers and local residents.
The city’s and central China’s tallest hotel, Niccolo Changsha is situated between levels 86 to 93 of the 452-metre-tall landmark Changsha IFS Tower One. Defining the heart of the Wuyi CBD along lively Jiefang West Road, the hotel is an integral part of Changsha IFS and wholly owned by The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, renowned for its mixed-use projects comprising luxury hotels, corporate offices, residences and luxury retail.