Accor has opened a new Fairmont hotel in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province situated in Central China.
Fairmont Wuhan is part of a mixed-use development, located next to a shopping mall and surrounded by high-end residential and commercial towers. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport and a five-minute car ride to Hankou Railway Station. The nearest metro station is Wuhan Business District on Line 3 and Line 7.
The luxury hotel has 318 guest rooms, including 24 suites with kitchenettes. Designed by Philadelphia-based DAS Architects, the hotel features a black and white colour palette.
Part of the hotel’s décor is a pattern, which, inspired by Wuhan’s historic Yellow Crane Tower, is featured throughout the property’s guest rooms, floor patterns and other areas. Other Chinese elements inside the hotel include colourful embroidery, paper lanterns and woven silk carpets.
The hotel has five in-house food and beverage outlets. Chinese restaurant Jiang Court serves Cantonese and local Hubei dishes such as Yichang Pork and Xiaogan Rice Wine. 1907 Bar Grill (the name pays tribute to the year when the first Fairmont hotel was established) has a room where different cuts of beef are showcased for guests to choose from. The restaurant’s chefs will also give advice on how ageing intensifies a steak’s flavour profile.
There’s also Café CBD, an all day dining restaurant featuring an al fresco area; Empress Pastries that offers a range of baked goods and desserts alongside handcrafted Belgium and Swiss chocolates and truffles; and the Lobby Lounge for light lunch, afternoon tea, happy hour canapés and other drinks.
The hotel has over 2,000 sqm of event and meeting space. The event venues include a grand ballroom, six versatile function rooms, and a chapel the hotel said is the first indoor chapel in Wuhan, as well as an outdoor garden. The hotel also has a dedicated team to help those planning events.
In terms of pampering options, there is the Willow Stream Spa featuring treatments and amenities from the UK-based spa brand Aromatherapy Associates, an indoor swimming pool with views of Wuhan’s cityscape and underwater music, as well as the Fairmont Fit fitness centre outfitted with Technogym equipment, a jacuzzi, as well as yoga, sauna and steam rooms.
“Fairmont Wuhan is in the centre of it all in the downtown CBD area, with convenient access to commercial facilities, entertainment, dining and retail options nearby ideal for both business and leisure travellers,” said Jeff Cheng, general manager of Fairmont Wuhan.
Wuhan, the largest city in Central China, is known for its tech and automotive industries. It also plans to become a “world-class hydrogen city” by 2025.
Currently, Fairmont has a global portfolio of 76 hotels in 26 countries, including six properties in China: Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Yangcheng Lake (in Kunshan, Jiangsu province), Chengdu and Wuhan.
The luxury hotel brand now has 22 hotels and resorts in the pipeline slated to open by 2023 in destinations including Hanoi, Phuket, Mumbai, Seoul and Guiyang in China.