The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts’ First Foray into Mainland China The Sukhothai Shanghai Officially Unveils on 28 April 2018
Shanghai, China 28 April, 2018 The Sukhothai Shanghai, a contemporary lifestyle hotel, opens today, heralding an exciting new chapter for The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts of HKR International Limited (“HKRI”) and its strategic development in Mainland China. The opening ceremony was officiated by Victor Cha, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of HKRI, Ivan Lee, Executive Vice President of Operations of HKRI, and Marcel N.A. Holman, General Manager of The Sukhothai Shanghai in the presence of over 100 guests, media and hotel associates.
HKRI’s Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Victor Cha said, “Hospitality has long been one of the key business pillars of the Group dated back to 1980s. With firm foothold in South East Asia, it is exhilarating to witness the expansion of our Sukhothai hotel brand to Shanghai. We at HKRI believe in creating a lifestyle in the communities we operate, and The Sukhothai Shanghai best demonstrates this value by reinforcing the Group’s hospitality prowess, and in many ways complementing HKRI Taikoo Hui to heighten the stylish, highly-curated experience offered by the whole complex.”
Mr Cha then handed over a key to the hotel general manager, Marcel N.A. Holman, who leads a team of over 200 hotel associates in the operation of The Sukhothai Shanghai.
Building further on the tremendous success of The Sukhothai Bangkok, we are thrilled and excited to establish the Sukhothai brand in China”, said Marcel N.A. Holman, General Manager of The Sukhothai Shanghai. “We are extremely proud to present a contemporary designed hotel to this dynamic, global metropolis Shanghai and with our passion for sincere hospitality, the hotel follows Sukhothai’s service philosophy, in delivering personable service and experiential memories to our guests
The Sukhothai Shanghai forms an integral part of HKRI Taikoo Hui, which also includes Grade-A office towers and a premium shopping mall. Conveniently located in the shopping and tourist hotspot of West Nanjing Road and Shimen Yi Road, the multi-purpose complex has become one of Shanghai’s most prominent commercial and retail hubs since its opening in 2017.
An exquisite work of design by the internationally-acclaimed Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, The Sukhothai Shanghai brings together sophisticated design, thoughtfully-curated experiences and attentive hospitality, sets to become the city’s new lifestyle landmark. The hotel boasts 170 well-appointed guest rooms and 31 suites ranging from 44 to 172 square metres, more than 450 square-metre of event space, five inspiring lifestyle dining venues, a state-of-the-art fitness studio complete with a 25-metre heated indoor pool, and The Retreat spa specialising in revitalising wellness programmes. With a passion for genuine hospitality, the new hotel continues Sukhothai’s philosophy, taking an intelligent approach to deliver personalised service and enriching experiences to worldly travellers. The Sukhothai Shanghai is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.