Changsha’s first international luxury hotel opens

14 Oct 2016 by Craig Bright
The Meixi Lake Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha opening

The Meixi Lake Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha has opened, marking the Hunan province capital’s first international luxury hotel. The new property brings The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts group’s total number of China hotels to eight, with its other properties in Tianjin, Hengshan, Shanghai, Sanya, Hangzhou, Dalian and Nanjing.

Located in the business, retail and entertainment Meixi Lake Zone, the 52-storey hotel offers 310 guestrooms, including six suites and a spacious 279 sqm Presidential Suite. Along with the mixed-use development, retail destination The Mall of Splendours is located next to the hotel, which itself overlooks the Meixi Lake International Culture & Arts Centre designed by renowned Iranian-British architect Zaha Hadid.


Meixi Lake Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha - King room rendering

“From the natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and ancient historical sites, to a new vibrant entertainment and retail scene, The Meixi Lake Hotel is located in an ideal location from which to fully experience Changsha,” said the hotel’s general manager, Eddie Tang. “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from around the globe, offering them an indigenous travel experience in this energetic, multifaceted city.”

Reflecting the city’s prominent heritage, a key design facet of the new property comprises themes influenced by Journey to the Immortal Peach Garden, a poem by 4th-century poet, Tao Yuanming. Designed by hospitality design firm HBA, the interior of the property includes textured walls, recessed lighting and opulent carpets intended to create tranquil, transitional spaces.

The hotel has four F&B options, ranging from farm-to-table Hunan and Cantonese cuisine to a steakhouse and wine cellar. It also boasts a heated indoor swimming pool, luxury spa with 14 treatment rooms, and 3,065 sqm of events space.

As a member of The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, the new Changsha property will also offer the brand’s eponymous concierge service, which provides guests with exclusive experiences within the city. Speaking about the opening, Stephen Ho, CEO Greater China for Marriott International, said: “The growth of The Luxury Collection reflects the heightened demand for experiential luxury travel and we will continue to offer unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories for our guests.”

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