The 279-room Rosewood Beijing will open Summer 2013 as the first China property for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
. The hotel will be located in the central business Chaoyang District, opposite the iconic CCTV Tower.
Designed by Melbourne-based Bar Studio, the property will represent a number of firsts for both Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Beijing.
With landscaping helmed by Bangkok-based P Landscape, 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.
With their residential-style layouts and floorplans, guestrooms are said to be “designed to evoke sensations of luxury apartment living”, and at 538 square feet, will be among 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 surroundings.
Seven restaurants and lounges will serve authentic international cuisines, including a Chinese restaurant with a casual lower floor restaurant, as well as nine private dining suites on the floor above. The dining suites - up to 1,200 square feet in size - will have a dining area, separate lounge, cloak room, and outdoor terrace.
The Rosewood Sense spa brand will make its first appearance in Asia and be accompanied by another Rosewood first: five spa suites designed for overnight stays. Complementary recreational facilities will include an indoor swimming pool, gym and yoga studio.
An exclusive access lounge will have an open kitchen, free-standing bar, Internet corner, boardroom 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 accessorized akin to a private home.
Marc Brugger has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Beijing.
Rosewood Hotels & resorts aims to add 10 properties in operation or in the pipeline in the region to Rosewood's portfolio within five years.