The Wanda Group was founded in 1988 by Chairman Wang Jianlin and operates in the following major areas: luxury hotels, commercial property, entertainment and tourism, department stores and e-commerce. In 2014, the company’s assets totaled $85.6 billion and annual income reached $38.8 billion.
Wanda Hotels and Resorts Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of The Wanda Group, has opened 71 luxury hotels through December 2014. The Wanda Group is currently expanding its global development activities, undertaking high profile projects in some of the world’s most desirable locations, including Chicago, London, Madrid and Sydney. Each of these developments will feature a Wanda luxury hotel at its core.
Wanda plans to open 80 luxury hotels by 2015, surpassing 32 million square feet in operating area and becoming the world’s largest owner of luxury hotels.
Wanda Commercial Properties is a global leader in the field of commercial real estate. It currently has a portfolio of 109 Wanda Plazas across China, with a total leasable property space of 232 million square feet as of January 2015. The company aims to open a further 26 properties in 2015, and in turn become the world’s largest owner and operator of commercial real estate. Wanda Commercial Properties consists of a business planning and research institute, national commercial real estate construction team and a national business management company, all of which form a full industry chain giving it a competitive advantage in its industry.
The Wanda Culture Industry Group is China’s largest cultural enterprise, with registered capital totaling $800 million and annual revenue of $5.5 billion in 2014. The group operates in 10 arenas: cinemas, film production, film industry parks, performing arts, film technology entertainment, theme parks, franchise entertainment, print media, and art investment and travel.
Wanda now operates 99 department stores in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Wuhan.
For more information about The Wanda Group, please visit www.wanda-group.com
Founded in 1987 by President and Chief Executive Officer Kim Richards, The Athens Group is a full service real estate development company specializing in the development of luxury hotels and resorts, upscale resort communities, luxury residences and home sites, golf courses, spas and related recreational properties. Athens blends its entrepreneurial creativity, financial discipline, design vision and environmental and cultural sensitivity with a meticulous attention to detail in each project to create successful and authentic destinations.
The Athens Group has an unsurpassed track record of developing successful luxury hotel, resort and residential projects. The company creates environmentally sensitive luxury hotels that become part of the fabric of their respective communities. During its 28-year history, the company has developed seven award winning luxury hotels. Three were built in sensitive coastal areas, including the Montage Laguna Beach, the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, located south of San Francisco and the Four Seasons Hualalai in Kona, Hawaii. Athens’ hotels have won numerous awards, including the ULI Award for Excellence and are the top-rated hotels in their respective markets.
As an environmentally responsible developer, Athens is committed to pursuing the highest possible LEED certification for each of its hotels. Montage Beverly Hills earned Gold LEED certification and Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah earned Silver LEED certification.
The One Beverly Hills team is being led by Athens’ partner and COO Jay Newman. His success with the Montage Beverly Hills and the Beverly Cañon Gardens ensures that the public and private benefits of this extraordinary project will be maximized.
For more information on Athens Group please visit www.athensdevco.com
The work of Richard Meier & Partners Architects is instantly recognizable and internationally respected. For over five decades, the firm has been appointed to create important public and private buildings. Their offices in Los Angeles and New York employ a multicultural staff of talented professionals practicing architecture, urbanism, product design and exhibition design. They aspire to thoughtful, elegant contemporary architecture that exceeds clients’ expectations and elevates the built environment.
The firm is well known for The Getty Center in Los Angeles, federal courthouses in New York, Phoenix and San Diego, the Jubilee Church in Rome, and the iconic Charles and Perry Street Residential Towers in New York City. They have produced important museums, city halls, office buildings and headquarters in the United States and across Europe in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands for clients including Canal+, Siemens, KNP, Daimler Benz, Renault and SwissAir.
Recent award-winning projects include the United States Courthouse in San Diego, California and the Edie & Lew Wasserman Eye Research Center Building at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Richard Meier & Partners Architects is led by Richard Meier and six partners – Michael Palladino and James R. Crawford in Los Angeles, Bernhard Karpf, Vivian Lee, Reynolds Logan and Dukho Yeon in New York.
For more information on Richard Meier & Partners Architects please visit www.richardmeier.com
For almost forty years, OLIN has received international acclaim for excellence in landscape architecture and urban design. The firm’s many design partners continue to produce visionary and award winning landscapes, with a focus on design in the urban condition.
Some of their most notable projects include the Getty Center in Los Angeles the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, the restoration and enhancement of the landscape at the Washington Monument, and the redevelopment of Bryant Park in New York City.
OLIN has been recognized consistently for decades by the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute and the American Society of Landscape Architects, along with receiving the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt award, among other prestigious organizations here and abroad.
For more information about OLIN please visit www.theolinstudio.com