Hyatt Regency Wangjing
Designed to resemble an “urban forest”, the Hyatt Regency Wangjing in Beijing takes its design from Chinese courtyard-style homes in the form of a three-sided compound surrounding a garden. The lobby features an abundance of natural light that pours through oak louvres set underneath a large glass skylight, while its green bamboo landscape and natural travertine, marble, granite, oak and walnut give the property a conservatory-style aesthetic.
The property had its soft opening earlier this month, marking the Hyatt Regency brand’s debut in the Chinese capital, and features 348 rooms along with five restaurants, a bar, and 5,600 sqm of events space.
China’s first Aerotel-brand airport transit hotel is due to open any day now, having been slated for a Q2 2018 opening coinciding with the opening of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport’s new Terminal 2 building (which already opened last month). Designed for departing and transiting travellers, the Aerotel Guangzhou will feature 57 rooms located on the new terminal’s airside at the international departure level. The hotel will have flexible hourly-booking options across its three room types – Double, Solo and Solo Plus – with showers, towels, slippers, hairdryers, TV, bottled water and complimentary wifi all provided. Aerotel is part of the Plaza Premium Group.
Radisson Ningbo Beilun
The Radisson Ningbo Beilun is a new-build hotel in Ningbo’s Beilun district, a free-trade zone close to one of China’s largest international ports. The hotel will form part of a mixed-use development, In Show City, that notably will showcase not only China’s first nautical-themed but also its largest city light show.
Scheduled to open in Q3 this year, the 230-room property is positioning itself to become a leading local destination for meetings and events, with two 800-sqm ballrooms for large-scale functions, and six multi-function meeting rooms for smaller gatherings.
Bellagio Shanghai by MGM
The first international hotel venture of the Las Vegas Bellagio brand, the Bellagio Shanghai by MGM had its grand opening earlier this month. Located near Shanghai’s historic Bund district, the hotel provides views of the Pudong Lujiazui Skyline from its 162 rooms, which range in size from 60 sqm to the 400-sqm Presidential Suite.
Four dining venues are available at the hotel, including Cantonese restaurant Mansion on One, Italian eatery Lago directed by award-winning chef Julian Serrano, and two areas for coffee and cocktails, The Lounge and Café Bellagio. The hotel also houses over 1,800 sqm of events and meetings space including a grand ballroom, three function rooms and a private VIP room.
Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay
Opened earlier this month, Angsana Zhuhai Phoenix Bay takes full advantage of its waterfront location, facing the sea on three sides and giving its 202 rooms private open-air terrace with views of the sea and the soon-to-open Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. Meanwhile, more than 50 of the rooms also feature a private outdoor Jacuzzi, and are connected directly to the 300-metre free-form swimming canal.
Other facilities at the hotel include two restaurants, with Market Place offering a buffet spread of international and a la carte dishes, and Rice Bowl serving Southeast Asian cuisine.