Kempinski Hotels, the oldest European luxury hotel group, has announced that it signed an agreement with Shanghai Suncuba Co. Ltd to take over the management of the Gran Meliá Hotel Shanghai in Pudong, Shanghai. Opened in February 2010, the hotel was rebranded as Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, and it became the group’s 18th property in China.
Together with The ONE Executive Suites, which launched earlier in 2012 in the Puxi district, Kempinski now has a presence on both sides of the Huangpu River in China’s most cosmopolitan city.
Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai is located in the Lujiazui financial and trade section of the Pudong district and offers views of the Huangpu River and the Shanghai skyline. Two international airports, Pudong and Hongqiao, can be reached within 45 minutes by car. In addition, Shanghai’s important landmarks and sights, such as the Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower and The Bund, are accessible on foot or by car.
The hotel features 678 rooms and suites, the majority of which overlook the Bund skyline. The rooms are contemporary in design and range from 43 square meters (462 square feet) to 245 square meters (2,637 square feet) in size. The hotel has four restaurants and three bars offering international fare, Chinese cuisine, Italian flavors and Spanish/South American cuisine. An Executive Lounge offers special privileges and amenities for frequent business travellers.
The property also has a fitness center and spa facilities.
Kempinski currently operates 18 hotels in China, with an additional property in Taiyuan scheduled to open later this year.