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Jumeirah Group to extend presence in Guangzhou, China

The agreement signing between GT Land Holdings Limited and Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah Group, the global hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has signed a management agreement with GT Land Holdings to operate 169 luxury serviced residences, in addition to the 207-room luxury Jumeirah Guangzhou Hotel, which is already nearing completion.

The agreement between GT Land Holdings Limited and Jumeirah Group was signed at a ceremony held at Burj Al Arab and attended by Mr. Su Meng, Chairman of GT Land, and Mr. Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO of Jumeirah Group.

Set in a prime location on the intersection of Hua Cheng Avenue and in the centre of New Pearl City Tian He District, East Guangzhou, the apartment and hotel complex is located in a rapidly growing commercial centre and upscale hotel district. The area has excellent transport links enabling guests to reach the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and Pearl River Delta within 30 minutes.

The previously announced 207-room five-star luxury Jumeirah Guangzhou Hotel is scheduled to open in 2015 and will comprise ten food and beverage outlets, a Sky lobby on the 49th floor and banquet and conference centre. Guests will have access to the Talise Spa, swimming pool, a fitness centre, yoga studio and juice bar. Guests can also indulge in high-end shopping with direct access to luxury boutiques. The 169 serviced residences will be located in a separate low-rise West Tower and are scheduled to open in 2015.

Mr. Su Meng, Chairman of GT Land, said: “We are honoured to announce the Jumeirah Group will manage our serviced apartments in addition to the Jumeirah Guangzhou Hotel in the heart of the new central business district. Jumeirah’s arrival in Guangzhou will help satisfy the demand for luxury accommodation in Guangzhou’s developing upscale hotel district.”

Gerald Lawless, President and CEO of Jumeirah Group, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as the management company to operate the luxury residences in addition to the hotel. We look forward to bringing our STAY DIFFERENT™ promise to Guangzhou and establishing Jumeirah in a second key destination in China, one of the world’s fastest growing markets.”

Jumeirah Group currently operates 22 luxury hotels, resorts and residences, including 11 in the Gulf region, six in Europe and five in Asia. A further 15 hotels are now under development.

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