Following an extensive redesign that has taken place over the past 18 months, the former Hyatt Regency Hangzhou has officially been converted into Zhejiang province’s first Grand Hyatt hotel.
Located on the shores of Hangzhou’s famous West Lake in the city’s Hubin retail and entertainment district, the newly rechristened Grand Hyatt Hangzhou is the 15th property under Hyatt’s flagship brand to open in China.
The property features 388 rooms and suites, ranging in size from 366sqft (34sqm) to 2,500sqft (240sqm), which along with the rest of the hotel have been refreshed by Thailand-based interior design firm, P49 Design.
“Over the past decade, the hotel has been recognised as the preferred hotel to host major events, heads of state and high-profile visitors to Hangzhou,” said Dior Lin, chairlady of the hotel’s owning company, Hangzhou Hua Pu Industrial Co Ltd.
Along with the rooms, eligible guests will also be able to make use of the hotel’s Grand Club Lounge, which along with the usual breakfast, evening canapés and cocktails, boardroom and concierge, also features a 4,305sqft (400sqm) rooftop terrace with views of the nightly, one-hour-long West Lake Musical Fountain show.
The Grand Hyatt Hangzhou also has seven dining venues, notably its signature Chinese restaurant 28 HuBin Road, which features a wine cellar stocked with more than 2,500 wines. The hotel’s Grand Café, meanwhile, is relaunching this month featuring interactive show kitchens preparing international cuisine, and a new venue, Patio, will serve pasta dishes and pizzas in indoor and alfresco settings overlooking the West Lake.
Other dining venues include Pastry Boutique, Grand Hyatt Steakhouse (also opening early this year), and an Art Deco-inspired cocktail lounge, The Antique Door.
On the leisure side, the Grand Hyatt Hangzhou will be opening its Huan Spa early this year as well, offering a self-contained resort within the hotel offering an 25-metre-length indoor heated swimming pool and a pool bar. There is also a 24-hour fitness centre.
Hyatt has been expanding its presence in China recently, most notably with the opening of the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing in the capital city’s north-eastern Wangjing business district.
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific reviewed the Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing late last year.