Leading international hospitality provider ONYX Hospitality Group has signed a management agreement with Junson Capital for a new project in Chengdu, China, under the serviced apartment brand, Shama. This brings the group’s total number of properties in the region to 61, including 20 in the pipeline.
Perfectly positioned within the Tianfu New Area, the up-and-coming, state-level development zone in Sichuan province, Shama Xiangnanli Chengdu will be a 252-key serviced apartment, nearby the retail area Xiangnanli, which are all scheduled to open in 2017. This new-build will boast a wide range of apartment types – from studios to three-bedroom apartments, catering to all tenant needs from individual business travellers to families. Each unit will be tastefully furnished, featuring generous living and dining spaces, fully equipped kitchenette and Wi-Fi access.
Designed as a home away from home, Shama Xiangnanli Chengdu will offer an array of facilities – Shama Wired, an area providing business facilities; Shama Den, a guest lounge allowing tenants to relax and have fun; Shama Kitchen, a breakfast area which will also serve tea and pastry; Shama Play, where kids can enjoy themselves with play and edutainment equipment; the fully equipped Shama Gym; and a swimming pool. The property will provide personalised service from dedicated housekeepers, daily breakfast, round-the-clock security and on-site management and concierge services. Tenants staying at Shama Xiangnanli Chengdu may also enjoy Shama’s exclusive lifestyle programme “no boundaries”, which grants tenants hood-tours, networking activities and tips to fast track their social living and make the most of Chengdu.
“Being the economic, financial and commercial hub of western China, Chengdu is one of the world’s fastest-growing cities. It is not only home to the giant pandas, but also a city in which more than half of the Fortune Global 500 companies have built their presence,” said Tommy Lai, Vice President, North Asia, ONYX Hospitality Group. “As more and more global and national companies are establishing businesses in Chengdu, we see the demand for serviced apartments offerings like Shama. We are committed to addressing the accommodation needs of expatriates and nationals relocating to Chengdu. We are excited and honoured to partner with Junson Capital in the development of Shama Xiangnanli Chengdu, and we look forward to combining the expertise of both parties to further extend our strategic partnership across China and beyond.”
Shama portfolio consists of 17 serviced apartments across prime commercial and residential districts in Asia. Apart Shama Xiangnanli Chengdu, other serviced apartments in development are Shama Pazhou Guangzhou and Shama Daqing Heilongjiang, both scheduled to open in 2017, as well as Shama Medini Iskandar, Shama Caojiadu Shanghai, Shama Yanglin Beijing and Shama Lite Tianfu Chengdu, all slated to open from 2018.