Kempinski, Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, unveiled its 19th mainland hotel today in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China. As the first international five-star hotel in the city, Kempinski presents brand new luxurious concepts through modern facilities, excellent European service and international gourmet offerings.
An old saying goes, “Beijing represents the last 1,000 years of Chinese history and Shanxi represents the last 3,000 years”. Located in the centre of the Dragon City, Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan is a contemporary hotel that blends European flair with Chinese tradition. It is close to the city’s main shopping centres, such as Tianmei Plaza, Fashion Walk, Wangfujing, Parkson and Lufthansa Centre, as well as upscale office buildings. It is only three kilometres away from Shanxi International Exhibition Centre and a 20-minute drive to reach the international airport.
The hotel features 363 rooms and suites, all of which are contemporarily designed and range from 40 to 217 sqm 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 views of Taiyuan and valuable privileges such as a complimentary breakfast, weekend brunch, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, and access of the lounge meeting room for two hours per day.
Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan introduces global cuisines and brand new dining concepts to the historical city as well. A selection of German, Austrian and Chinese delicacies and creative, freshly-baked cakes is offered in its seven restaurants and bars. With a complete set of miniature beer brewing equipment and a German brewmaster, Paulaner Bräuhaus is the best place to enjoy homebrewed Paulaner beer and real Bavarian traditions. Grill & Wine offers diners authentic Western grilled dishes and the finest meats from around the world, all of which have been perfected by the Australian Executive Head Chef. Elements restaurant features imported seafood, tastes from around the world and Shanxi noodles that are freshly prepared in the show kitchen. Long Yuan is a high-end Chinese restaurant with a touch of Western tradition, designed by a chef from Hong Kong with more than 20 years of experience. Kempi Deli, the signature delicatessen shop, offers freshly-baked goods in addition to custom-made wedding cakes. Guests can dine in to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee or take away a box of sweet treats for family and friends.
Located on the seventh floor, the Fitness Centre offers high-tech facilities, a 25-metre indoor heated swimming pool, aerobics and yoga classes. Meanwhile, drawing on the elemental wisdom of nature, Kempinski The Spa is a journey that invokes and restores the body’s natural equilibrium. Guests will not only get to experience a range of results-driven treatments, but will also get to achieve internal well-being.
“As a landmark building in town, Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan will be the first choice of major companies and government offices for accommodation, business meetings and exhibitions”, said Mr 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.