Wintastar Shanghai on track for 2022 completion

Wintastar Shanghai is the latest addition to a cluster of theme parks in the Pudong district

Wintastar Shanghai, a mega sports-entertainment complex being developed by Singapore-listed KOP and its two Shanghai partners, is on track for completion in 2022.

Billed as the next “tourism icon” of the city, the 227,000m2 Wintastar Shanghai is set to contain skiing facilities, a waterpark, four themed hotels, 20,000m2 of retail and F&B space, as well as business event venues.

Wintastar Shanghai is the latest addition to a cluster of theme parks in the Pudong district

The centrepiece of the multibillion reminbi project will be an alpine-themed indoor ski resort. Spanning 90,000m2 and touted as the world’s largest of its kind, the ski resort will be equipped with three slopes, including one of Olympics grade, as well as 20 snow play attractions.

Located right next to the ski slopes is an Icelandic-Nordic viking themed waterpark with waterslides and families of business travellers. Visitors can make their way between the park’s two levels through a multi-sensory experience on a river.

Open throughout the year, the 20,000m2 waterpark will also boast a beach club, an infinity pool, as well as hot spring and spa experiences.

Meanwhile, housed within the ski resort is Montigo Luxe – one of the four themed hotels within Wintastar Shanghai – which allow guests to ski in and out of their rooms.

The other three hotels in Wintastar Shanghai are the 16-room Montigo Ice, Shanghai’s first ice hotel; Montigo Hotels; and Montigo Residences. Featuring alpine-themed decor and smart technology, the four hotels will comprise 920 room keys in total.

Ong Chih Ching, executive chairman and executive director, KOP, said the opening of Wintastar Shanghai would be a timely one, with Beijing hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022. “In time to come, we hope that this will be a ‘must-see’ attraction in Shanghai,” added Ong.

This marks KOP’s luxury hospitality brand Montigo Resorts’ first foray into China. Prior to this announcement, the brand’s properties were located in Batam and Bali, Indonesia.

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