New MGM Hotel to Open in Shanghai
Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality, a joint venture between China’s Diaoyutai State Guesthouse and MGM Resorts International, has signed a hotel management agreement with Shanghai West Bund Development to bring the famous MGM brand to Shanghai West Bund. As part of the agreement, MGM will provide the full range of its signature artistic and entertainment experiences, as well as its luxury hospitality capabilities to one of the city’s most famous international cultural landmarks.
MGM Shanghai West Bund is expected to attract luxury travelers and locals alike with its combination of eye-catching design, dining options and award-wining spa facilities. The venue will also form the backdrop for a dazzling array of Vegas-inspired entertainment programs such as live performances by famous artists, exhibitions of globally influential artwork and more. All attractions will be delivered with MGM’s signature guest service.
MGM Shanghai West Bund will feature 161 stylish guest rooms and 58 suites, along with an Italian restaurant with its own authentic pizza oven and a curated menu fusing traditional dishes with a modern twist. The hotel’s Chinese fine dining restaurant will showcase a range of storied Diaoyutai cuisines, while a rooftop bar will provide stunning river views accompanied by live music. The hotel’s spa – one of the biggest in Shanghai – takes its inspiration from its sister operation in Macau, which was famously awarded five stars by Forbes.
“We are delighted to celebrate the signing of MGM Shanghai West Bund with West Bund Group,” said Fred Zhou, President and Director of Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality. “This is our first MGM city hotel to be opened in mainland China and our second time to hit the market in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in all of China. This pivotal signing highlights our commitment to expand our portfolio and we are confident that MGM Shanghai West Bund will be the most energetic art and entertainment destination in the city,” he added.
A timetable for development and opening of the latest MGM property was not mentioned in a Tuesday press release.
Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality currently operates five hotels and three branded residences under various brands of Diaoyutai, MGM, Bellagio by MGM, Mhub by MGM and Diaoyutai MGM Residences in strategic locations throughout China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Sanya and Haikou. With even more landmark hotels set to open soon in Qingdao, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shanghai, Wuhan and other cities, the signing will further solidify the company’s footprint across China.