Marriott International has opened its fifth property in China’s capital, the JW Marriott Hotel, Beijing.
The 588-room hotel is located within China Central Place, a 230,000 sqm complex comprising office space, designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo, residential towers and a sports centre. It will also house the forthcoming Ritz Carlton Beijing (Marriott’s luxury brand).
The JW Marriott Beijing has 549 guest rooms and 39 suites, with either south-facing garden views or north-facing vistas of the complex and Chaoyang Park. Décor in the rooms includes ivory leather sofas, contemporary Chinese artwork, hand-embroidered quilts and glass-panelled bathrooms. Each room also has a 42-inch LCD TV, and a DVD player with USB socket.
Leisure and meetings facilities include a 1,294 sqm Grand Ballroom, a steakhouse, two restaurants serving French and Asian cuisine, and the Quan Spa, offering ten treatment rooms and therapies designed to “harness the natural healing powers of water”.
The hotel’s exterior has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects (responsible for the Grand Hyatt in Tokyo and the Four Seasons Philadelphia), while the interior has been created by Hirsch Bedner Associates (whose other projects have included the St Regis Grand Hotel in Rome and the Taj Palace Dubai).
The JW Marriott Beijing is the fifth Marriott-branded property in the city, after the Beijing Marriott Hotel West, the Renaissance Beijing Hotel, the Courtyard Beijing and the Palm Springs Beijing (Marriott Executive Apartments).
Introductory rates at the JW Marriott Beijing start from RMB1,667 (£112) for stays until February 29, 2008.
For more information visit marriott.com.
Report by Mark Caswell