New Chinese hotel group sinks roots on 105-sq-km island near Hong Kong
Ahn Luh, China’s most ambitious new hotel management company, signed a deal this month to manage a 100-room, island hotel on Xunliao Bay near Shenzhen. Ahn Luh and the hotel’s owner, Huidong County Daya Bay Delta Island Club, expect to open the resort in 2016.
Located on Delta Island, a private, 105-square kilometre tract 2.5 hours’ drive from Shenzhen, the new hotel plans to distinguish itself as the country’s first independent hotel group that trades on distinctive, Chinese design and a service culture faithful to its Chinese roots amidst today’s modern influences.
The 20,000-square-metre property will feature an all-day dining Asian restaurant with an emphasis on Chinese cuisine, a beach bar, a tai chi centre with a resident tai chi master, an Ahn Luh spa and an Ahn Luh Library.
Renown for its clear waters, white sand and remarkable rock formations, Delta Island will be home to Anh Luh’s first beach resort and will stand as the second property in the hotel group’s fledgling portfolio. In May, the group announced plans for its first property, Ahn Luh Dujiangyan, a boutique hotel to be located near UNESCO World Heritage assets in Sichuan province.
The Ahn Luh brand celebrates a fusion of Old World Chinese aesthetics and contemporary elegance. In its service, architectural design and interior décor, the brand intertwines tradition and modernity to present an original, upscale concept that appeals to up-and-coming Chinese today.
The Ahn Luh Hotel Management Co. Ltd was borne of a vision shared by Chairman Duan Qiang of Beijing Tourism Group, Whitney Duan of Great Ocean Group and Adrian Zecha of GHM Holdings. Mr. Pan Jun, Chairman and CEO of Delta Island Club and Mr. Douglas Zhao, Chairman from Ahn Luh attended a signing ceremony on the new deal Aug. 11.
ABOUT THE PARTNERS
As an equal, joint venture partner with GHM, the Beijing Tourism Group (BTG) is China’s first provincial-level, wholly state-owned tourism enterprise, as well as the country’s largest tourism group, with investments and management enterprises extending to Europe and the United States. Established in 1998, BTG oversees the investment and management of various areas within the tourism and hospitality industry. These include hotels, tourism and tourist spot services, retail services, catering, and auto services. In addition, BTG holds investments in the following listed companies: Beijing Retailing Group, Co. Ltd., Quan Ju De Group, Beijing Capital Tourism Co.,Ltd and Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc.
Established in 1992, GHM Holdings Ltd (GHM) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an expansive portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience through a genuine, close-up experience of the best each destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces. GHM properties worldwide include The Nam Hai Hoi An in Vietnam, The Chedi Muscat in Oman and The Strand Yangon in Myanmar.
Founded in 1996, Great Ocean Group (GOG) is a private holding company headquartered in Beijing. An investor focused on industries and markets where it possesses a unique competitive edge, GOG’s core interests are in innovative real estate projects and high-end consumer sectors with an emphasis on China. GOG is devoted to each project’s selection, development and operation and adheres closely to the group’s mantra to be respectful and responsible towards the society and its history. GOG’s close strategic partnerships with experienced architects and real estate companies globally ensure world-class quality projects.
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