Marine World Shekou to undergo renovations
Major projects for the upgrade of the Marine World in Shekou will begin shortly. Among the four projects to begin construction are the China Merchants Group Square, Woods Apartments, five star hotel areas and a cultural facility.
The Marine World Hotel located next to Nanhai Hotel is said to cost 800 million yuan to construction and will cover 56,000 square meters. The hotel will have 320 rooms and managed by Hilton Hotels, this will be their first seaside hotel in Shenzhen when its completed in 2013. Building of the Marine World Hotel will be the first phase of the overall Marine World upgrading project.
China Merchants Group, is a major developer of the Shekou area, will spend and additional 60 billion yuan in the nest five to eight years to fully upgrade facilities in the Shekou area. The Marine World urban compound, Taizi Bay terminals for passenger cruisers and Shekou Network Valley are among the key ares also said to undergo upgrading. Aside from the hotel project, commercial ares located around the Minghua ship will also undergo construction and renovation that will turn the area into an international food street for exotic food and other specialties.
The Shekou area has been developed into a commercial areas in the past ten years, that features bars and restaurants that caters to expats living in the city.