Luxury hotel management group GHM signs management agreement to launch three upscale hotels in Zhudong, Taiwan
uxury hotel management groupGHM and Taiwanese business development company Elements Innovation Co., Ltd have signed a management agreement to launch three upscale hotels in Zhudong, Taiwan.
hospitality anchor to Eutopia, a mountain getaway development one hour by car from Taipei. Located on the border of Shei-Pa National Park in Hsinchu County with a scenic view of the Wuzhi Mountain, the development ranks as one of the largest and most ambitious, licensed hospitality projects ever undertaken in Taiwan.
The Chedi Club will feature 25 villas spread throughout a maple forest, each withdedicated staff and butler service. The Chedi will offer 92 guest rooms and suites with mountain-top views, along with restaurants, meeting rooms, a spa, and an infinity pool.
The 200 rooms and suites of The Serai will be located nearest to the commercial andcultural attractions of the 500,000-square metre Eutopia development. Eutopia will also include a wildlife eco-park, a traditional Taiwanese village with teahouse, a winery, art galleries, live theatre, specialty restaurants, a biomedical spa and a modern open-air shopping mall.
Home to the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Zhudong hasestablished a reputation as the Silicon Valley of Taiwan. At the same time, its natural attributes and its Buddhist temples are a draw for more contemplative pursuits.
"This region is an incredibly rich reward for travellers who, today, may be heading toJapan and Korea for an experience of East Asia," said GHM President Hans R. Jenni. "Taiwan is a relatively unexploited but compelling destination option and in Eutopia, we have the vehicle to create a unique travel experience and to draw greater interest to Taiwan."
The introduction of these three, very distinct concepts within one masterplan is a first forGHM, and a realisation of the hospitality group's vision for a comprehensive portfolio of properties.
Jean-Michel Gathy is the creative force behind the Eutopia project. The award-winningarchitect has designed several GHM properties including The Chedi Andermatt, a luxury mountain retreat in Switzerland, slated to open in the winter of 2013/2014.
This latest agreement is one of many GHM has inked in East Asia. In April, GHM'sChinese joint venture, luxury hotel brand Ahn Luh, signed management contracts with the Qinshen Group for hotels in Shanghai and Shaoxing. Additional Ahn Luh hotels and resorts are also scheduled to open in Chengdu and Shenzhen in the near future.
Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) 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.
Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with 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.