JAL Hotels Announces Five-Star Hotel Nikko Guangzhou, Opening in 2010


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JAL Hotels Announces Five-Star Hotel Nikko Guangzhou, Opening in 2013

To be built in China's third largest city


TOKYO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. announced plans today to open a new Nikko Hotels International five-star hotel, to be built in Guangzhou, in Guangdong Province, China. Guangzhou is China's third largest city and its southern manufacturing hub.
Hotel Nikko Guangzhou will be located in Guangzhou Tianhe Software Park, one of China's biggest, most important software manufacturing bases, in the city's Guangzhou Tianhe District. It is expected to open in 2013. The 13-story, 603,000-square-foot building will have 411 guest rooms. Facilities will include Japanese and Chinese eateries, banquet rooms, business center and fitness club. The hotel will cater to both business and leisure clientele.
Guangzhou's attractions lure international business and tourism visitors alike. Business travelers venture there every April and October from all over the world for the Guangzhou Fair, China's biggest export fair. In addition, tourists flock to Guangzhou's historical sites, such as Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, a fifth-century pagoda; Shamian Island on the Pearl River, with splendid European architecture, once home to foreign merchants; and the second-century-B.C. tomb of the Han Dynasty Nanyue King, discovered and excavated in the 1980s.
"With so many major international companies now operating in Guangzhou, the city is booming," said Katsumi Chiyo, president and CEO, JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. "Hotel Nikko Guangzhou will help meet some of the big demand for luxury accommodations. We're very pleased we'll be adding yet another five-star property to our portfolio of hotels in China. This will become our eighth hotel in China."

About Nikko Hotels International
Nikko Hotels International is an international luxury hotel group operated by JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo. In addition to Nikko Hotels, JAL Hotels also operates Hotel JAL City, a chain of 13 mid-priced hotels for business travelers in Japan. The company currently has 59 hotels with 18,829 rooms worldwide, in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and throughout Japan and the Asia/Pacific region.
Future openings include two hotels in China: 388-room Hotel Nikko Shanghai in Summer 2009 and 500-room Hotel Nikko Wuxi in Autumn 2009, as well as two Nikko Hotels International properties in the Middle East: 478-room Hotel JAL Tower Dubai in 2009, and 300-room Hotel JAL Bahrain Resort & Spa, also in 2009.
SOURCE: JAL Hotels Co., Ltd.
CONTACT: Abby Ray, +1-212-583-1043, ext. 14, aray@bridgeny.com, for JAL Hotels Co., Ltd.

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