Jumeirah Opens its First Hotel in Pudong, China

By Jumeirah, PRNE
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jumeirah has Announced the Opening of its First Hotel in Pudong, China; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai

DUBAI, UAE, March 31, 2011 - Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of
Dubai Holding, has announced the soft opening of its first five-star luxury
hotel in China at the Himalayas Centre in Pudong, Shanghai.

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai features 401 contemporary Chinese-style
guestrooms, including 62 suites and residences, four restaurants and lounges,
a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. The hotel also offers
extensive meeting, conference and event facilities, including two grand
ballrooms and a 5000m2 rooftop Infinity Garden, perfect for weddings and
outdoor events. The interior of the hotel was designed by KCA International,
whose portfolio includes the Burj al Arab in Dubai, which is also run by

Jumeirah Himalayas luxury hotel in Shanghai (
www.jumeirah.com/en/Hotels-and-Resorts/Destinations/Shanghai/) is part
of the landmark Himalayas Centre, a spacious new arts and cultural hub
including the 1,100-seat DaGuan Theatre, Himalayas Art Museum, a luxury brand
mall and impressive outdoor event venues, such as the Infinity Garden and
Wuji Plaza. Designed by world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, who also
created the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Stadium and Los Angeles MoMA, the landmark
Himalayas Centre was honoured with the CCTV "Designing for China" Award in
2008, alongside Herzog & de Meuron's National Stadium in Beijing.

Located in the heart of Pudong, Jumeirah Himalayas Shanghai hotel
is directly opposite the Shanghai New International Expo Centre
(SNIEC) and close to the lush green expanse of Century Park. The nearby
Maglev train station offers swift transfers to Pudong International Airport.

Capitalising on its position next to SNIEC, Shanghai's largest
exhibitions venue, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel features 1939m2 of premium
meeting and conference venues. The 864m2 column-free Grand Ballroom with
12-metre-high ceilings, the highest ballroom ceiling in Shanghai hosts
Shanghai's premier banquets, cocktail parties and conferences for up to 800
guests. A second ballroom and seven multi-functional meeting rooms cater for
up to 350 guests and are equipped with high-tech audiovisual equipment,
high-speed Internet and abundant natural light.

In addition to Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, Jumeirah Group has five
other luxury hotels in China (
currently under development: Jumeirah Hangzhou,
Jumeirah Guangzhou, Jumeirah Qing Shui Bay Resort Sanya, Jumeirah Macau and
Jumeirah Thousand Islands Lake Resort in Qiandaohu.

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member
of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of luxury hotels
(www.jumeirah.com/en/Hotels-and-Resorts/) and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels
& Resorts includes Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates
Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Carlton
Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London; and Jumeirah Essex House in New
. 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

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    Genevieve Picard
    Director of Corporate Communications
    PO Box 214159
    United Arab Emirates


Genevieve Picard, Director of Corporate Communications, PO Box 214159, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, +971-4-4068505

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