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JW Marriott takes a tall step in China
Newly opened 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou Towers in Henan province is the tallest in central China
August 7, 2014: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts expanded its luxury portfolio in China on July 30 with the unveiling of the 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou in Henan province. Marriott International manages this landmark hotel under a long-term agreement with the owner partners, Greenland Group.
The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is the first Marriott property in Henan as well as the seventh JW Marriott hotel in the Greater China region. The new hotel is located on the top floors of the Millennium Royal Plaza, which is in the CBD of Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan province as well as an important transportation hub in China. At 280 metres, the 60-floor Millennium Royal Plaza is the tallest building in central China.
“Marriott International has already had several successful hotel projects with our owner-partner Greenland in China. The opening of JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is another gem in this spectacular collection. We are most pleased to have the opportunity to manage such a magnificent hotel,” said Simon Cooper, President & Managing Director of Marriott International Asia. “This is a significant property as it is our first hotel in Zhengzhou, which is an important transportation, business and convention hub in central China. Also, it is another proof of the growing popularity of our JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in this market. We are on course to opening new JW Marriott hotels in Macau, Chongqing, Kunming and Shenzhen over the next 12 months.”
The design of Millennium Royal Plaza was inspired by the Songyue pagoda, a renowned cultural relic that was built approximately 1,500 years ago. The sunscreens on the aluminum exterior give the structure its distinctive pagoda shape. They also maximise the amount of daylight entering the building while reducing glare and solar heat gain.
The hotel’s interior reflects its location with subtle brown metal celebrating the historic importance of bronze, and pale greens representing high quality jade artifacts that were produced in the region.
“We are honored to introduce this prestigious landmark hotel to the city that is impressively connected with Henan in so many ways,” said Frank Sanders, General Manager of JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou. “Our hotel exemplifies the design, service and cultural standards that have become synonymous with the JW Marriott brand. Our dramatic and distinctive architectural and interior features, exceptional culinary offerings and passion for service excellence will result in a truly authentic and unique experience.”
Zhengzhou is an important transportation hub within China and Henan has a rich 5,000-year history. The city boasts several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the world famous Shaolin temple.
The new hotel is located in the heart of Zhengdong New District – the new centre of Zhengzhou – and is positioned between the Zhengzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center and Henan Art Center. Due to its impressive location, the JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is well poised to service both the upscale business and leisure travellers.
The new property features 416 spacious guestrooms and suites located from the 41st to the 55th floor, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the city. All guestrooms feature luxurious JW Marriott bedding designed in collaboration with Todd-Avery Lenahan and ergonomic work spaces that foster convenience and productivity.
The hotel’s dining experiences on the 38th and 39th floors include The Grill, specialising in both Chinese and Western dishes made from the freshest seafood and finest cuts of beef; Man Ho, headed by Executive Chef Wong from Hong Kong and featuring Cantonese classics as well as Henan and Sichuan delicacies; and Zhengzhou Kitchen, the best buffet in town boasting dedicated Western, Chinese and Japanese live-cooking sections. The Lounge – borrowing inspiration from the building’s height – features the ‘tallest tea’ in the city, a four-tier stand filled with delectable treats.
The hotel offers more than 2,500 square metres of function and event space, including the 1,000 square metre JW Grand Ballroom with an LED wall panel, six meeting rooms – each with natural daylight – and a spacious pre-function ballroom foyer.
Source: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
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