Written by Ashley Waterman
Dubai's luxury hotelier Jumeirah has announced that it has been awarded a lucrative new contract to develop a new beachside resort on Sanya, an island off the southern coast of China.
The new Jumeirah Qing Shui Bay resort will feature a 250-room hotel and 50 private villas and is one of six Chinese projects planned by Jumeirah.
Shanghai will become the first city to experience the luxury accommodation provided by Jumeirah when the 338-room Han Tang Xintandi hotel opens there later this year.
The Qing Shui Bay resort is expected to open in 2013, further expanding its presence in the region.
Reuters reports that Jumeirah is currently involved in the construction of 14 hotels in Phuket, Thailand, the Maldives and other leading tourist and business destinations.
The company has also recently launched the Jumeirah Summer Days promotion, offering parents the chance to stay at its luxury hotels in Dubai, New York and London with concessions available for children under the age of 15.