Raffles Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans to launch its first hotel in Shenzhen.
Opening in 2018, the Raffles Shenzhen will occupy the top floors of an 80-storey tower in the new One Shenzhen Bay development – a 470,000m² mixed-use complex combining office and retail space, luxury residences and the 338-metre tall tower that will house the hotel. Due to its position at the top of the tower, the Raffles will offer views across Shenzhen Bay.
“Shenzhen has been at the forefront of China’s phenomenal growth, and innovative developments such as One Shenzhen Bay will ensure that the city continues to play a leading role in international trade, shipping, tourism and finance,” said Peter French, president of Raffles Hotels & Resorts.
“With Raffles properties in the key Chinese destinations of Beijing, Hainan and soon Shenzhen, I am very excited about our luxury hotel brand’s growing presence in China and see additional opportunities for future growth in the country.”
Raffles Shenzhen will feature 200 rooms and serviced residences, four restaurants and bars, a spa and event space.
It will become the brand’s third hotel in China, following existing properties in Beijing and Hainan, the latter of which opened on 1 September 2013.