JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts expanded its luxury portfolio in China 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.
This 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. The 60-floor Millennium Royal Plaza stands at 918 feet and is the tallest building in Central China. 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 design of Millennium Royal Plaza was inspired by the Songyue Pagoda, a cultural relic that was built approximately 1,500 years ago. The aluminum exterior’s sunscreens give the structure its distinctive pagoda-shape. The sunscreens also maximize the amount of daylight entering the building while reducing glare and solar heat gain. The hotel’s interior design reflects the hotel’s location with brown metal celebrating the importance of bronze, and pale greens representing jade artifacts that were produced in the region throughout the dynasties.
Zhengzhou is considered an important transportation hub within China and Henan has a 5,000-year history. The city has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Shaolin Temple. The new hotel is located in Zhengdong New District – the new center of Zhengzhou – and is positioned between the Zhengzhou International Convention and the Exhibition Centre and Henan Art Centre.
The new property has 416 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 have JW Marriott bedding designed in collaboration with Todd-Avery Lenahan, and ergonomic work spaces.
The hotel’s dining venues on the 38th and 39th floors include The Grill, Man Ho and Zhengzhou Kitchen.
The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou offers more than 26,910 square feet of function and event space, including the 10,764-square-foot JW Grand Ballroom with an LED wall panel, six meeting rooms – each with natural daylight – and a pre-function ballroom foyer.