Shimao Group Holdings Ltd. (SEHK: SEHK: 813), formerly Shimao Property Holdings Ltd. (Chinese:世茂集团控股有限公司), is a diversified real estate development company that specializes in property development, property investment, and hotel operations in the People's Republic of China. The group develops large-scale residential projects, hotels, and other commercial buildings in prime locations, and it is one of the largest property developers in the People's Republic of China. As of February 2013, Shimao Property Holdings Ltd. owned a bank of land totaling 36.2 million square meters, making it one of the top real estate developers in China in terms of land bank size.
|Industry||Real estate development|
|Headquarters||Cayman Islands (registered office)|
Hong Kong (headquarters)
Mainland China (actual operations)
|Hui Wing Mau|
|Services||Property Development, Property Investment, and Hotel Operations|
The group's projects have been well received by property buyers and investors in China and internationally, and they have won several awards. The group is headquartered in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
Shimao Property Holdings Ltd. has developed a range of residential properties in the Jiangsu and Shanghai Districts, including Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Kunshan, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Fujian province, including Xiamen, Jinjiang, and Fuzhou Minhou, which run along the eastern border of China.
The group completed 37 projects in 2012. Of those projects, 11 generated revenues of over ¥1.0 billion. Those projects were the Changshu Shimao Center, the Fuzhou Shimao Skyscrapers, Xiamen Shimao Lakeside Garden, Hangzhou Shimao Riviera Garden, Fuzhou Minhou Shimao Dragon Bay, Shanghai Shimao Riviera Garden, Nanjing Shimao Bund New City, Suzhou Shimao Canal Scene, Kunshan Shimao East No.1, and Kunshan Shimao International City.
Shimao Property Holdings Ltd. currently operates six hotels, which has a total of 2,679 guest rooms. These hotels are the Le Royal Méridien Shanghai, Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai, Le Méridien Sheshan Shanghai, Hilton Nanjiang Riverside, Mudanjiang Holiday Inn, and Shaoxing Shimao Holiday Inn. The Group's Le Royal Méridien Shanghai and Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai remained among the top hotels in Puxi in terms of revenue. The food and beverage revenue from Hyatt on the Bund Shanghai was the highest ranked among hotels in Puxi.
The group develops commercial properties through its 64.22% owned subsidiary Shanghai Shimao Co., Ltd. Shanghai Shimao's plaza operations are based in prime locations including Shanghai, Shaoxing, Suzhou, Changshu, Kunshan and Xuzhou, and the company has a strong foothold in several core business districts.
While developing its department store operations, Shanghai Shimao followed market trends in Chinese cities such as Beijing, Yantai, and Fuzhou and introduced international brands that matched the local demand.
The company also developed several cinema properties in China, and currently owns 10 cinemas and 87 screens nationwide. Shimao cinemas carried out market research relating to cinema management, movie screenings, and non-box office sales which it then used to help generate growth. "Shimao International Cinema" holds the first full 3D IMAX cinema in Kunshan.
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