Rosewood Chongqing, China to Open 2015
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts®’ signature A Sense of Place® philosophy to flower in the world’s second largest city
manage Rosewood Chongqing when it opens in 2015. The 361-room ultra-luxury hotel is the fifth Asia Rosewood hotel announced, in addition to Rosewood Beijing (opening early 2014), Rosewood Phuket (2015), Rosewood Tanah Lot Bali (2017) and Rosewood Jakarta (2017.)
Located on the banks of the Yangtze River, the historic city of Chongqing furthers Rosewood's strategic expansion as it is not only the commercial centre and transportation hub for Southwest China, but the world's second most populous city. Rosewood Chongqing will be conveniently located in a mixed-use development comprising residences, retail and office space in Yubei District, a tourism destination renowned for its abundant natural scenery and attractions including Bijin Park, Jindaoxia scenic area and Bayu Folk Culture Village.
The design of guestrooms, suites and public areas by California-based Remedios Studio, and the three restaurants and bars by Tokyo-based Spin Design Studio, will incorporate Rosewood's A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting and celebrating the location's culture, history and geography. The concept will in fact be extended into every facet of the property.
The 34-storey property will feature a soaring atrium-like reception area, 331 guestrooms and 30 suites designed in residential style and a 31st- floor Manor Club executive lounge with outdoor terrace.
In addition to a lobby lounge, dining options will include an all-day bistro, a two-floor Chinese restaurant, and a Japanese restaurant and a rooftop bar on the hotel's top three floors. The bistro, with expansive, landscaped outdoor terrace, will feature live cooking stations with an array of cuisines. The Chinese restaurant will offer a total of 19 private luxury dining rooms. The multi-concept Japanese restaurant will recreate Tokyo's finest culinary offerings with show kitchens serving a wide range of classic Japanese dishes.
The hotel's two-storey, resort-like rooftop bar will offer cabanas, a VIP terrace lounge, a two-floor waterfall and outdoor fireplaces, all appearing to float on water.
Sense® spa, Rosewood's signature spa brand offering treatments reflecting the local culture and environment, will feature six treatment rooms, foot massage and manicure/pedicure lounges and jacuzzis. Other recreational facilities will include a gym and glass-roofed indoor swimming pool.
Meeting space will include a 17,222-square-foot (1,600-square-meter) pillar-free ballroom accommodating up to 1,000 guests; a 5,673-square-foot (527-square-meter) junior ballroom with capacity for 350 persons; two meeting rooms; a VIP room and bridal room.
The Pavilion, Rosewood's residential-style meeting concept, will offer a show kitchen and four function and meeting rooms with retractable walls for flexible configurations, two separate function rooms, a breakout lounge and the Events Gallery – a private space for event planners to customize their events. All Pavilion function spaces will be accessible by a separate entrance located next to the main hotel entrance.
"We are grateful that C C Land has given us the opportunity to manage this stunning new hotel and introduce our acclaimed brand concept to yet another key mainland China location," says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. "Rosewood Chongqing will play a significant role in expanding the Rosewood footprint in China."
"Rosewood is our ideal choice to open and manage this ultra-luxury hotel," says Zeng Wai Cai, vice chairman, board of directors of C C Land. "With its reputation as one of the world's finest hotel operators, we are confident Rosewood will create a property that will become synonymous with the city itself and a destination in its own right."
About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 18 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in eight countries. Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand's A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location's history, culture and sensibilities. The Rosewood collection includes some of the world's most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York and Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas, USA. For more information: rosewoodhotels.com. Connect with us: facebook.com/rosewoodhotels or Twitter @rosewoodhotels
About C C Land:
C C Land is principally engaged in property development in Western China covering the key cities of Chongqing, Chengdu and Guiyang. The company is considered a leading Western China property developer with a total land bank of approximately 14.68 million square metres, solid management expertise and strong financial position. The company is a constituent stock of Hang Seng Composite Index Series and MSCI Small Cap China Index Series.
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