Kempinski, Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, opened its 19th mainland hotel in Taiyuan, China. As the first international five-star hotel in the city, Kempinski presents brand new luxurious concepts through modern facilities, European service and international gourmet offerings.
Located in the center of the Dragon City, Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan is a contemporary hotel that blends European flair with Chinese tradition. The hotel is close to the city's main shopping centers, such as Tianmei Plaza, Fashion Walk, Wangfujing, Parkson and Lufthansa Centre, as well as upscale office buildings. It is three miles away from Shanxi International Exhibition Centre and guests will need only 20 minutes to reach the international airport by car.
The hotel has 363 rooms and suites. Each room is equipped with a coffee machine, wooden floors, rainforest showers and bathtubs. Located on the 30th floor and the 28th floor, 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 privileges such as a complimentary breakfast, weekend brunch, complimentary use of the lounge meeting room for two hours per day, plus afternoon tea and evening cocktails daily.
A selection of German, Austrian and Chinese delicacies is offered in the hotel's seven restaurants and bars that include: Paulaner Bräuhaus, Grill & Wine, Elements restaurant, Long Yuan Chinese restaurant and Kempi Deli.
Located on the seventh floor, the fitness center offers high-tech facilities, a 82-foot indoor heated swimming pool and aerobics and yoga classes. Meanwhile, Kempinski The Spa offers health-related treatments.
Kempinski currently operates 19 hotels in China, with an additional property scheduled to open in Beijing in 2014.