TAIYUAN, CHINA—Kempinski unveiled its nineteenth mainland hotel this week in Taiyuan, China. It represents the first international five-star hotel in the city.
Located in the center of the Dragon City, Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan is a hotel that blends European style with Chinese tradition. The property features 363 rooms and suites, which range from 40 to 217 square meters in size. Each room is equipped with a coffee machine, wooden floors, rainforest showers, and bathtubs. Located on the 30th floor and the 28th floor, respectively, the Executive Suites and Diplomatic Suites offer a separate living room and a sitting area, in addition to extra-large furnishings and bath amenities designed by French designer Blaise Mautin. Guests in Executive Rooms have access to the Executive Lounge, which offers complimentary breakfast, weekend brunch, complimentary use of the lounge meeting room for two hours per day, plus afternoon tea and evening cocktails daily.
The hotel offers seven restaurants and bars including Paulaner Bräuhaus, a German-inspired Bavarian restaurant and beer garden; Grill & Wine, which serves Western grilled dishes and meats from around the world; Elements restaurant, featuring imported seafood and Shanxi noodles that are freshly prepared in the show kitchen; Long Yuan, a high-end Chinese restaurant with a touch of Western tradition; and Kempi Deli, the signature delicatessen shop, offering breads and cakes in addition to personalised homemade wedding cakes.
Located on the seventh floor, the hotel fitness center features a 25-meter indoor heated swimming pool, aerobics and yoga classes, and Kempinski The Spa.
“As a landmark building in town, Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan will be the first choice of large companies and government offices for accommodation, business needs, meetings and exhibitions”, said Carsten Wiegandt, general manager of Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan. “Everything has been considered down to the finest details to allow us to bring our customers a personalised European luxury experience.”
Kempinski currently operates 19 hotels in China, with an additional property scheduled to open in Beijing in 2014.