Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island opened

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island, managed by Kempinski, opened. The hotel and island are eyed to become Beijing’s new destination for leisure and the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions) market.

The 8-square-mile destination located in the heart of Yanqi Lake area is made up of 14 hotels – Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing (previously known as Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing), with 306 guestrooms and suites (by the lake shore), as well as Yanqi Hotel with 111 guestrooms and suites, and 12 boutique hotels with 178 guestrooms and suites (on Yanqi Island). Facilities include 14 restaurants and bars, meeting space, landscaped gardens, a private marina, an electronic boat, the Yanqi Pagoda, Kempinski The Spa, recreational and fitness facilities and a Kid’s Club.

Designed by Shanghai Huadu Architect Design, Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing isembodies the shape of the rising sun and symbolizes harmony, unity and infinity. From a side angle view, the hotel building is shaped like a scallop that represents “fortune” in the Chinese culture. The front view is that of the rising sun, symbolic of the developing economy of China.


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Kempinski’s property at Yanqi Lake offers views of Yanshan Mountain and the Mutianyu Great Wall, and is just one hour's drive from Beijing City Centre. Sunrise Kempinski’s facilities include 306 guestrooms and suites, meeting facilities, Kempsinki The Spa, recreational and fitness facilities, a Kid’s Club and nine restaurants and bars.    

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing's 306 guestrooms and suites range in size from 431 square feet to 3,638 square feet. As designed by DiLeonardo, the interior is largely inspired by the idea of framing the views. Design elements include juxtaposition of solids and voids, and infusing reoccurring geometric forms into unexpected spaces and design elements.

Yanqi Lake is located at the foot of the Yan Mountains, surrounded by a variety of trees including pine, poplar and willow. The island is a natural habitat for various species of birds, including migrant birds and geese. The name Yanqi Lake literally translates as “Swans Dwell on the Lake.”

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.