Rosewood announces first hotel in China

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts' 279-room Rosewood Beijing will open in Summer 2013. The hotel, located in the central business Chaoyang District, will be the company's first property in China.

Designed by Melbourne-based Bar Studio, the property will represent a number of firsts for both Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Beijing.

The property will have residential-style layouts and floorplans with 538 square-foot guestrooms. Natural finishes and textural overlays, large bathrooms, walk-in closets, non-traditional residential components and accessories with Oriental overtones will complete the surroundings.

There will be seven restaurants and lounges, including a Chinese restaurant with a casual and contemporary lower floor restaurant, as well as nine private dining suites on the floor above. The dining suites - up to 1,200 square feet in size - will have a dining area, separate lounge, cloak room, and outdoor terrace.

The Rosewood Sense spa brand will make its first appearance in Asia and be accompanied by another Rosewood first: five spa suites designed for overnight stays. Complementary recreational facilities will include an indoor swimming pool, gym and yoga studio.

An exclusive access lounge will have an open kitchen, free-standing bar, Internet corner, boardroom and outdoor terrace.

Meeting and function space will total almost 33,000 square feet. This will include a pillar-less ballroom of 8,252 square feet, featuring an adjacent outdoor garden for weddings and other special occasions.

The Pavilion - residential-style meeting and function space - will be a first for the group and debut a signature of all future Asia Rosewood properties. Occupying the Rosewood Beijing annex, The Pavilion will include two combinable areas for memorable events, with dining spaces, bar, lounges and show kitchens, all finished and accessorized akin to a private home.

Marc Brugger has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Beijing.

Rosewood Hotels & resorts aims to add 10 properties in operation or in the pipeline in the region to Rosewood's portfolio within five years.

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