Taiwan-based hotel group, The Lalu Hotels & Resorts is expanding its operations within Mainland China with the opening of The Lalu Qingdao.
Designed by architect Kerry Hill, the new property is expected to commence operation in June 2014, and will represent the group’s debut overseas. The Lalu Qingdao will be located along the shore of the Mountain Phoenix in Huang Island – a territory which once belonged to the aristocrats and set near the hometown of Confucius.
Featuring a striking décor that is brought to life through the use of teakwood, iron, steel and glass interiors, the new hotel will offer a unique blend of modern elegance and timeless luxury.
According to the group, one of the key attractions of The Lalu Qingdao will be it 1,500sm hot spring. A popular and traditional form of relaxation in Asia, the hot spring or onsen was created by a team from Japan specially hired by the group. Consisting of sodium, magnesium, calcium and rich in sulfuric acid, the hot spring provides rejuvenating qualities that help promote healthy blood circulation, and enhanced metabolism.
The Lalu Qingdao will consist of 330 suites and villas, and will feature a western design that integrates Zen-style architecture seamlessly to create a highly distinctive ambience. Part of the appeal of the new resort is that it will provide the same level of services offered at the group’s flagship property in Taiwan – The Lalu Sun Moon Lake.
In terms of facilities, guests will be able to indulge themselves to an extensive list of spa treatments in one of the Zen-style rooms. The signature Lalu classic massage will be the highlight here, which consists of a unique long push technique combined with the use of aromatic oils to relax muscles and nerves. A fully-equipped fitness centre, yoga room and beauty salon will also be available for guests use.
There are six dining options available, including the all-day dining restaurant “Encounter 11” which offers both buffet and a-la-carte; “Waraku” – the Japanese restaurant housed within a zen-styled facility; and “Soalian” which serves a mix of local and Taiwan cuisine. Rendez-vous is the hotel’s fine dining French restaurant, and there is also a tea terrace and lobby bar.
For more information, visit www.thelalu.com.tw/en/