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New hotel project in Beijing spearheads Rosewoods' Asia expansion
Jul 16, 2012
The 279-room Rosewood Beijing will open Summer 2013 as the first China property for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, spearheading its Asia expansion plans. The hotel will be located in the central business area of Chaoyang District, opposite the iconic CCTV Tower. Designed by Melbourne-based Bar Studio, the ultra-luxury property will represent a number of firsts for both Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Beijing. "Guests will see A Sense of Place -our guiding philosophy to reflect and celebrate each location's culture, history and geography - exquisitely expressed in Rosewood Beijing," says Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. "Contemporary and warm, homelike and refined, energetic and serene - all these aspects will be incorporated into the hotel's design and ethos." The hotel will offer 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. Bangkok-based P Landscape, acclaimed for its resort landscaping, will apply the same sensibilities in this urban hotel. With their residential-style layouts and floorplans, guestrooms will be designed to evoke sensations of luxury apartment living and, at 538 square feet, they will be amongst the largest in the city. The wide proportion of the rooms will allow maximum window aspect, enhanced by window seats. Natural finishes and textural overlays, spacious bathrooms and walk-in closets, and non-traditional, residential components and accessories with subtle Oriental overtones, will complete the sophisticated, homelike surroundings. Seven restaurants and lounges will serve authentic international cuisines amidst innovative design style. For example, the Chinese restaurant will feature a casual and contemporary lower floor restaurant as well as nine private dining suites on the floor above. The spacious dining suites- up to 1,200 square feet in size- will be designed for exclusivity and luxury, including dining area, separate lounge, cloak room and outdoor terrace. Meeting and function space will total almost 33,000 square feet. This will include a pillar-less ballroom of 8,252 square feet featuring an adjacent outdoor garden for weddings and other special occasions. The Pavilion-residential-style meeting and function space -will be a first for the group and debut a signature of all future Asia Rosewood properties. Occupying the Rosewood Beijing annex, The Pavilion will include two combinable areas for memorable events, with dining spaces, bar, lounges and show kitchens, all finished and accessorised as in an elegant private home. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts was founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA. Rosewood Beijing is the precursor to fast-paced Asia growth targeted to add 10 properties in operation or in the pipeline in the region to Rosewood's portfolio within five years.