Kempinski Hotel Yixing opens in China's pottery capital

Kempinski Hotel Yixing, the first international five-star hotel in the city, opened in the southern Jiangsu Province. Yixing is a culturally significant city in Chinese history, known for its tradition of handmade zisha teapots, bamboo forests and caves.

Kempinski Hotel Yixing is located on the banks of Lake Tai. The hotel has 446 rooms and suites with lake views that range in size from 431 square feet to 4,273 square feet. Rooms have contemporary design, flat-screen LCD TV, a walk-in rainforest shower, separate bathtub and high-speed Internet access, as well as automatic curtains and a lighting system that adjusts the room’s brightness to the natural daylight outside.

Guests on the Executive Floor (floors 57 to 59) have exclusive access to the Executive Lounge, where complimentary breakfast buffet, beverages, all-day snacks and pre-dinner drinks are served. Additional benefits and services include complimentary laundry service upon arrival, complimentary minibar, use of the Executive Lounge’s meeting rooms, and priority early check-in and late check-out in the private registration area.

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Kempinski Hotel Yixing offers a variety of dining choices, including YuanYuan Chinese restaurant; Elements All-Day Dining Restaurant on the 60th floor; and Le Chai, the first European wine bar in the city.

Other amenities include the Wellness Centre located on the fourth floor, featuring a range of facilities including an indoor swimming pool with panoramic views of Lake Tai, and sauna and steam rooms. In addition, there is an outdoor terrace.

Kempinski currently operates 19 hotels in China, and a new property is scheduled to open in Beijing in 2014.

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