Movenpick Hotel Enshi opens in Central China

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opened the first international five-star hotel in the city of Enshi in central China's Hubei province.

The new 14-story Mövenpick Hotel Enshi is located close to the convention center in the city's business district, a short drive from the train station for connections to the cities of Wuhan and Chongqing, and the newly built airport. The property is also near the countryside.

Surrounded by forested hills, Enshi is a developing city, and its parks and vantage points offer natural views. Enshi's attractions include the limestone karsts of the Enshi Grand Canyon, the Tenglong Caves and Xianfeng Dam. The Tujia ethnic villages enable guests to experience timeless customs and traditions. Enshi is also known as Selenium City due to large selenium deposits that enrich its agricultural produce, including green tea.

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Mövenpick Hotel Enshi is the first five-star hotel in the city of Enshi. The property has 240 rooms, including 27 suites and one Presidential Suite. The hotel interiors are infused with Tujia and Miao ethnic art.

When it comes to dining, Mövenpick Hotel Enshi offers local and Cantonese dishes at the Lotus Garden Chinese Restaurant, where 14 private dining rooms can accommodate between eight and 20 guests; and an all-day dining venue The Chef Theatre.

Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Meanwhile, the Flower spa presents a menu of wellness treatments and nine therapy rooms, including five couple's rooms and a Zen-infused relaxation area. A hairdressing and beauty salon are also available.

Business travellers are equally well catered to, with a suite of specialist facilities, including a 5,543-square-foot grand ballroom, a banquet hall capable of seating 250 diners, eight meeting rooms and a private club lounge.

The opening of Mövenpick Hotel Enshi comes in time as Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 40th anniversary year. This is the first of four new hotels to open in China by 2015. Already under development are a 380-room resort on Phoenix Island, Sanya; a 350-room hotel in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia; and a 300-room hotel in Jiading, Shanghai.

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