Where Glorious Past Meets Brilliant Present
Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan offers modernity against historic backdrop
Issue: Jan 2011
The newly opened Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan is The Ascott Limited’s first serviced residence in Wuhan
Capital of Hubei Province, Wuhan is central China’s most populous city. With a history that dates back 3,500 years, it is also a place steeped in the richness of its past and aglow with breathtaking natural wonders that have survived the ravages of time. It is perfectly fitting, then, that the world’s largest international serviced residence operator, The Ascott Limited, chose Wuhan to enhance its position in China.
“We are very confident of the outlook for the serviced residence business in China. The country has been a top business and leisure destination with its rapid development and high foreign investment. The Ascott Limited already has a strong presence in a number of major cities in China. Our first property in Wuhan and new properties in Tianjin and Xi’an reaffirm the company’s commitment to expand its business in the country,” said Lee Chee Koon, Managing Director for North Asia of The Ascott Limited.
In Step with Business, In Touch with Culture
Set right in Wuhan Economic and Development Zone, Hanyang, the residence is within walking distance of major commercial buildings and offices such a the Xianglong Time Business Centre and Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company headquarters.
Being a mixed development, Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan will offer specialty restaurants and retail outlets on the first floors of its property in the near future. There are also shopping malls, supermarkets and food and beverage outfits nearby so dining and entertainment options abound for residents.
In addition, Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan offers a cultural experience rivaled by few. It is just an hour’s ride from several attractions like East Lake, the largest lake in China within a city and one that boasts six scenic spots along its banks. The most famous one is Mo Hill (Millstone Hill, so named because its peak looks like a millstone). Here, the Chu culture theme park allows visitors to learn more about the State of Chu, one of the seven warring states before Qin. The Botanical Viewing Garden on the south side of Mo Hill has more than 360 plants nursed in 13 special gardens.
Also an hour away from Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan is the Yellow Crane Tower, one of the Four Great Towers of China. Built on Sheshan (Snake Hill) on the banks of the Yangtze River, it affords a spectacular view of the iconic river. In proximity are also the Hubei Provincial Museum which holds ancient relics that reveal the achievements of ancient people in music, acoustics and metallurgy as well as the Guiyuan Buddhist Temple, one of the four best temples in the city. This temple has beautifully preserved sculptures that have escaped the destruction of the Cultural Revolution.
In a city where there are four seasons, a heated indoor swimming pool is a luxury par excellence
The 249-unit Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan boasts many firsts. It is the only international serviced apartment ever to be opened in Central China. It is the only serviced residence to come with a fully equipped kitchen that has a refrigerator, stovetops, microwave and cookware and utensils. It is the only one with a heated indoor swimming pool and sauna facilities in Wuhan. It is also the only serviced apartment that provides security in the form of a safe card system in the lift and WiFi Internet access inside and outside the unit.
Clean, modern lines as seen in this one-bedroom unit defines the look of Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan
Whether they are studio apartments or two-bedroom units, each has a balcony with a city view and a living room with a 42-inch LCD television with satellite channels and a DVD player that is separate from the dining area. The rooms are also soundproofed.
Hotel Service, Home Feel
At Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan, everything is about the business traveler and expatriate resident. Services like a 24-hour front desk, limo or town car service, tours and ticket assistance and complimentary Chinese and Western breakfasts are all designed to make business a pleasure.
In a city where rich history and culture abound, the modern amenities that Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan offer allow residents to enjoy the conveniences of the present while reveling in the beauty of the past.
Citadines Zhuankou Wuhan
No. 159 Dongfeng Avenue,
Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone 430056, China
Tel: (86-27) 8421 8000
Fax: (86-27) 8421 8008