Jumeirah Himalayas Fact File - April 2011 by wanghonghx

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                     Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai

Address

0011 Mei Hua Road, Pudong, Shanghai 201204, China
Tel:         +86 21 3858 0888
Fax:         +86 21 3858 0999
Email:       jhsinfo@jumeirah.com
Website:     www.jumeirah.com



Location

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai is perfectly placed for business and leisure. Located
in the heart of Pudong, the hotel is directly opposite the Shanghai New International
Expo Centre and close to the green expanse of Century Park. Metro line 7 is accessed
directly from the basement of the Himalayas Centre, allowing easy citywide connections.
The Maglev train station is just a short walk away for speedy seven-minute transfers
to/from Pudong International Airport.

History


Construction of the Himalayas Centre started in 2006 under the direction of world-
renowned architect Arata Isozaki, who also created the Barcelona Olympic Stadium and
Los Angeles MoMA. Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel opened in March 2011.


Design

Inspired by Chinese cultural elements and traditional feng shui principles, architect Arata
Isozaki designed the landmark Himalayas Center, where Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel is
located.

A three-dimensional Urban Forest comprising dramatically sculpted columns defines the
central section of the Himalayas Centre. It also carries an important loading capacity
function and provides an arresting entrance to the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel.

Tien Shu Patterned Walls Wrapped around the base of the two towers presents a
conceptual interpretation of ancient Chinese characters from the Tien Shu by Cang Jie.
Special windows have also been custom made to subtly insert between the characters
allowing light to flood the hotel interiors.

The Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel tower is constructed in the form of the Yu Cong, an
ancient Chinese ritual object formed from an outer square representing earth, and inner




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circle representing heaven. The cylindrical atrium stretches 14 levels through the centre
of the tower.

Dutch artist Mondrian‟s Neoplasticism movement is the inspiration for the bold, primary
colours and rectangular shapes of the facade lighting. A custom-built colour palette was
sourced from ancient Chinese paintings, and the composition optimises cutting-edge
technology to create a shining beacon of dynamic vibration.



Interior Design

The stunning interiors were styled by KCA International, whose impressive portfolio
includes the Burj al Arab in Dubai.

The Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel lobby ceiling features a magnificent 260 sqm LED screen,
the largest indoor screen in Shanghai. Multimedia animation art, changing to reflect the
beauty of the sky at different times of day, is depicted across the ceiling creating an
artistic ambience as you enter the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel.

Encircling the entire lobby is a 1,000-character Chinese poem in the calligraphy of
ancient Chinese scholar Huai Su. Legend has it that the thousand character classic was
commissioned by Emperor Wu of the Liang dynasty and first written between 508 and
510 AD. The enlightened text contains lessons on living honorably throughout your life
that are still studied today across China, Japan and Korea. The poem consists of 250
phrases of four characters each and, remarkably, only one of these characters is
repeated.

Guest Rooms and Suites

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai features 401 contemporary Chinese-style
guestrooms, including 62 suites and residences, four restaurants and lounges, a 24-hour
fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

The hotel currently offers a choice of the following rooms, suites and residences:

       Deluxe Rooms          116
       Grand Deluxe Rooms    100
       Premier Rooms         63
       Grand Premier Rooms   8
       Deluxe Suites         7
       Grand Deluxe Suites   24
       Executive Residence   7

Additional rooms and suites with exclusive access to the Club Lounge facilities will
become available later in the year.

Restaurants and Bars

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai serves up a variety of global cuisines and live
entertainment at its four destination restaurants and lounges.

Shang-High Cuisine

A Signature Chinese restaurant that celebrates the finest Shanghai dining traditions; the
restaurant focuses on taking authentic local and regional flavours and elevating them to
new levels of sophistication through the use of premium organic ingredients and
contemporary presentations. Signature dishes include Dongpo Pork, using US-certified
organic black pork, Jumbo Crystal River Shrimp from the Yangtze, and a range of
nutritious Cantonese Double-boiled Soups. Shang-High Cuisine is located on the sixth
floor and features floor-to-ceiling picture windows that flood the restaurant with natural
sunlight during the day, and offer breathtaking city views by night. The honey-wood
dining room is furnished with rows of hanging lanterns, wooden screens and scholar-
style chairs. Seven semi-private suites seat up to 12 people each at long wooden
banquet tables or classic circular tables.


Grill Room
The hotel‟s mezzanine level is one of Shanghai‟s most promising destinations for
international fine dining, featuring three core concepts. The Grill Room is a boutique
steakhouse serving the finest grade imported Australian Wagyu and Angus steaks in a
choice of sizes, prime cuts and cooking styles. A central marble Antipasto Bar offers a
wide selection of condiments, sauces and salads to accompany the perfectly char-grilled
meats. In the intimate, rustic-chic restaurant, surrounded by grey-brick walls reclaimed
from Shanghai alleys, diners can choose to sit at romantic wooden tables illuminated by
low pendant lights or the communal marble dining island. A show kitchen along one wall
enhances the inviting ambience.

J-Mix
Next to the Grill Room, J-Mix offers the best of Japanese cuisine, with separate „cool‟ and
„hot‟ dining settings. The Sushi Bar, decorated with paper moon lanterns, pod seating
and white pebbles, serves gourmet sushi, sashimi and ramen. The food is freshly sliced
and rolled in front of guests at the open sushi counter, right down to the hand-grated
wasabi. The Sushi Bar leads into a Teppanyaki Corner featuring five private Teppanyaki
counters for up to six diners each, beneath gold dome lamps. Here, Shanghai‟s finest
teppanyaki chefs grill an exclusive selection of seasonal seafood, meats and vegetables
to taste with characteristic flair. The mezzanine also features a Music Bar styled with red
chandeliers, dark woods and low Chinese drum tables and serves a menu of classic
cocktails, fine wines and spirits. A small stage hosts nightly live performances.

Arte Café & Lounge
An interactive kitchen serves breakfast and all-day a la carte bistro favourites in the 16-
metre-high hotel lobby. The signature expansive big-bowl noodle selection spans
Shanghainese, Southeast Asian and Mediterranean varieties. Afternoon Tea Sets also
come in two styles: Shanghai, featuring savoury and sweet dim sum treats; or
International, with finger sandwiches and an impressive selection of desserts.

The Jumeirah Lobby
The Jumeirah Lobby features LED visuals across the ceiling and an antique Ming Dynasty
pavilion hosting live performances – from traditional Chinese music during the day, to
Shanghai jazz and world-class DJs.

The Deli
Conveniently placed in the lobby, The Deli is a takeaway counter featuring fresh-baked
country breads, sandwiches, pastries, chocolates and coffees for on-the-go guests.


Conference and Banqueting Facilities

Capitalising on its position next to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC),
Shanghai‟s largest exhibitions venue, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel features 1,939 sqm of
premium meeting and conference venues. The 864sqm column-free Grand Ballroom with
12-metre-high ceilings, the highest ballroom ceiling in Shanghai, and modern crystal
chandelier hosts Shanghai‟s premier banquets, cocktail parties and conferences for up to
800 guests. A second ballroom and seven multi-functional meeting rooms cater to
between 20 and 350 guests and are equipped with high-tech audio-visual equipment,
complimentary high-speed Internet and abundant natural light. Chinese silk adorns all
the walls of the meeting rooms with “Chinese lucky clouds” to ensure your meeting is a
success.

The rooftop Infinity Garden at Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel is a unique alfresco venue for
events with a difference. The 5,000 sqm garden features a 300 sqm event stage and
BBQ areas amidst beautifully landscaped surrounds.

Talise Spa and Hot Yoga

A 24-hour Fitness Centre provides state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, plus an
Energy Bar for fresh juices, smoothies and healthy snacks. Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel‟s
leisure and wellness facilities also provide a 20-metre indoor swimming pool and the
largest outdoor garden space of any five-star hotel in Shanghai. Completing the wellness
offerings, a luxurious Talise Day Spa and yoga classes will open in October 2011.

								
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