Friday, October 3, 2014

Rosewood Beijing to open in mid-October

As an unabashed fan of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, B.C., I was pleased to learn that  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® will open its first hotel in China in mid-October when it opens the doors of the 5-Star Rosewood Beijing.

Hotel Entrance:
Sons of Dragon
The 279-room Rosewood Beijing, located in the central business Chaoyang District opposite the iconic CCTV Tower, spearheads the company’s ambitious Asia expansion plans. Rosewood Beijing is the precursor to fast-paced Asia growth for the chain, which targets having 10 additional properties in operation or in the pipeline in the region within five years.

Designed by Melbourne-based Bar Studio, the ultra-luxury property will employ Rosewood’s guiding Sense of Place® philosophy, through which the chain strives to “reflect and celebrate each location’s culture, history and geography,” Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement in which he described the property as, “Contemporary and warm, homelike and refined, energetic and serene.”

The hotel offers more landscaped outdoor space than any other Beijing luxury hotel, with terraces, gardens and balconies integrated into the design of many of the restaurants, spa, recreational facilities, meeting and function areas. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts used Bangkok-based P Landscape, acclaimed for its resort landscaping, for the
exterior work.

Bistrot B Courtyard
Rooms are laid out in a residential style, with floor plans designed to evoke the feel of luxury apartment living. At 538 square feet, the rooms are among the largest in the Beijing, and feature window seats, natural finishes, spacious bathrooms and walk-in closets, and what the company calls “non-traditional, residential components and accessories with subtle Oriental overtones.”

The Rosewood Beijing offers seven restaurants and lounges that will serve authentic international cuisines. A Chinese restaurant features a casual and contemporary lower floor restaurant as well as nine private dining suites on the floor above, designed for exclusivity and luxury.

The Sense® spa will be the first in Asia and includes another Rosewood first: five spa suites designed for overnight stays. Complementary recreational facilities will include an indoor swimming pool, gym and yoga studio.

Deluxe Room
Other features include an exclusive access lounge with an open kitchen, free-standing bar, Internet corner, boardroom and outdoor terrace. The hotel also offers almost 33,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including a ballroom of more than 8,000 square feet adjacent to an outdoor garden.

The annex to the hotel also includes a residential-style meeting and function space that will be a signature of all future Asia Rosewood properties. The Pavilion includes two combinable areas for events, with dining spaces, bar, lounges and show kitchens, all finished and accessorized as in an elegant private home.

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