Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai Shows New Art Video in the Lobby


Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai Shows New Art Video in the Lobby

Shanghai, 28 January 2013: Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai unveils a new art video in the Hotel Lobby near the Front Desk Check-in area.  Created by American Video Artist Ruth Eckland, the new video interprets the Feng Shui Five Elements in a modern way.

By using imagery to create a bridge to the five elements, Eckland designed the video that weaves together layers of images from Eckland’s native land California and from Shanghai.  Images such as amusement park rides, trees and plants, jellyfish, colourful fountains and fireworks signify metal, wood, earth, water and fire.  The intent of these intricate combinations is to emphasize the relationship of interdependence that the elements have with each other in the endless cycle of creation and destruction of virtually everything in the universe. Eckland hopes that through her work, viewers might experience a new appreciation and understanding of their own connection to these elements. 

With Jumeirah’s philosophy of STAY DIFFERENTTM, everything at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai is culturally connected and rooted in art.  A wander around the hotel lobby reveals priceless artifacts which are highlighted in the Lobby Art Tour launched by the hotel in early 2012 to showcase the art collection and convey the unique FengShui story.  Guests may borrow an Apple iPod nano at the Concierge to experience the unique Lobby Art Tour. Eckland’s new video work has added a contemporary twist into the hotel’s rich collection of traditional art features.


Note to Editors:

  • Photos of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai are available from Jumeirah’s online media library.
  • Pictured left: John Roberts, Hotel Manager of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai photos with Video Artist Ruth Eckland in front of the Reception Desk where Eckland’s video work displaying.

About Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel:

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai, the first hotel of Jumeirah Group in Asia Pacific is a masterpiece of modern luxury infused with Chinese soul and Feng Shui elements.  Designed by world-renowned architect Arata Isozaki, the hotel is part of the landmark Himalayas Center (owned by Zendai Group), a spacious new arts and cultural hub located in the heart of Pudong. KCA International, whose portfolio includes another landmark Jumeirah property, theBurj Al Arab in Dubai, designed the impressive interiors of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai. Featuring 401 contemporary Chinese styled guestrooms and suites, four eclectic restaurants and lounges, plus a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, the hotel also offers extensive meetings, conference and event facilities, including two grand ballrooms and a 5,000sqm rooftop Infinity Garden. In its first year of operation, the hotel has received numerous awards and recognition including International Hotel of the Year from European Hospitality Award 2012, Best New Hotel awards from Condé Nast Traveler Annual Hot List 2012, Voyage and TimeOut Shanghai. 

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah ZabeelSaray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme. 


For further information please contact:
Eve Z. Barkley
Director of Marketing Communications
Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai
Telephone: +86 21 3858 0828
Fax: +86 21 3858 0893
Emai: Eve.barkley@jumeirah.com 

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