Kempinski opens 21st hotel in China

26 May 2021 by Hannah Brandler
Kempinski Hotel Jinan Sky Lobby. Copyright Kempinski Hotels

Kempinski Hotels has opened its 21st luxury property in China, located in the city of Jinan in the Shandong province.

Kempinski Hotel Jinan is located at the top of the 339-metre-high Yunding Building in the city’s financial area.

Jinan sits south of the Yellow River and is referred to as the City of Springs. The hotel’s design by Wimberly Interiors draws inspiration from these natural surroundings, with a colour palette of emerald greens and gold accents, as well as nods to the traditional ‘Six Arts’: rites, music, archery, chariot-racing, calligraphy and arithmetic.

The 314 rooms and suites are located on floors 55-70 of the building and each include a walk-in wardrobe, a dining area, a working desk and “deluxe European-styled bedding”. Wide French windows provide views of the city’s skyline and patterned carpets give the sense of running water.

Kempinski Hotel Jinan Grand Deluxe Suite Bedroom. Copyright Kempinski Hotels

The hotel will include four restaurants and bars. All-day dining is available at The View on floor 53, while authentic Qi-Lu dishes are served at Spring Palace Chinese Restaurant, which is themed with calligraphy from the ‘Six Arts’, traditional Chinese paintings and Jinan-styled ceramic artworks. The restaurant also has seven private rooms.

The hotel also offers afternoon tea at the Lobby Lounge and a variety of cakes, sandwiches, freshly brewed coffee and crafted drinks at the European-style café Deli.

The property includes over 3,600 sqm of meetings and events space across seven banquet rooms and multifunctional conference rooms. Additionally, the hotel has independent wing buildings and a 1,600 sqm roof garden.

In the future, the hotel will add a health centre and spa on floor 51, which will include an infinity pool, gym and yoga room.

Kempinski Hotel Jinan Lobby Lounge. Copyright Kempinski Hotels

Christian Wiendieck, General Manager Kempinski Hotel Jinan, commented:

“As the capital of Shandong province, Jinan is an economic hub and cultural centre of the area. It has a unique and convenient location, being only a 30-minute drive from Yaoqiang International Airport. Next to the terminal building located in the city, our guests can check in here directly and be on a fast track to the airport.”

Guests can use the hotel’s exclusive airport limousine service when arriving at Jinan Yaoqiang International airport.

Michael Henssler, Chief Operating Officer Asia Kempinski Hotels and General Manager of Key International Hotels Management Co. Ltd., added:

“We are thrilled to expand the presence of Kempinski Hotels in the historic city of Jinan. It is our honour to partner with Jinan Hi-Tech Holding Group on this ambitious project, and we look forward to working together in bringing luxury sojourn experiences to life in Shandong.

“At Kempinski, we believe that small is beautiful and that, with a degree of rarity, we cultivate exclusivity. We dedicate ourselves to delivering beautiful performances with an interplay of craftsmanship, curated personal services and the city’s unique offering of a rich, historic landscape. At the same time, we’ll continue to promote the ‘White Glove Services’ to safeguard the refreshing journey of our guests from around the world.”

Kempinski comprises a portfolio of 78 hotels and residences in 34 countries.

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