Marriott has opened the latest Chinese property under its lifestyle W Hotels brand, located in the East Business District of Xiamen.
The 293-room property has been designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates and pays tribute to Xiamen’s “tropical surroundings, natural beauty of its harbour and its transformation from an industrial port city to a modern music mecca”.
Guest rooms feature coffee tables inspired by local dice game Bo Bing, and digitally rendered artworks, using RGB (red-green-blue) illustrations which “work as a colour puzzle with pieces falling into place once the ambient light shifts from one colour to the next”.
Food and beverage outlets include Min Yen for Cantonese and Minnan dishes and private cognac tastings; Nine, which combines a daytime food hall, afternoon teas and evening steak and seafood dishes; and lobby level Soundscape for “organic brews and healthy beverages to the soundtrack of W-curated music”.
Other facilities include a fitness centre, signature Away Spa, a swimming pool featuring “a mosaic wall reflecting gently filtered sunlight”, and the 1,000 sqm Great Room with the city’s largest LED screen at 100 sqm.
Commenting on the opening Tom Jarrold, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide, said:
“Xiamen is a dynamic and highly charged city with a youthful energy and drive that is an ideal fit for the W Hotels brand.
“Our playful and intriguing nature comes to life through immersive art and design, Happenings like live music performances and our Whatever/Whenever service, which we know will be embraced by local creatives and international travelers alike.”
Marriott recently opened its first W property in central China, located in the city of Changsha.