Yuecai Holdings opens JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central in China

Beijing welcomed its second JW Marriott hotel in Xicheng District with the unveiling of JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central. The new flagship hotel is located in Xuanwumen, the ancient heart of Beijing, near Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Xidan Commercial Centre and several metro lines.

This property is the seventh JW Marriot hotel in China, and is owned by Yuecai Holdings (Beijing), a subsidiary of Guangdong Finance Investment (Holding). The JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central is the second JW Marriott property in Beijing.

The new JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central offers 412 guestrooms starting at 495 square feet, with a contemporary design and high-tech facilities. Sixty suites include 18 Residence Suites with kitchens, and 12 Sky Garden Suites with an open-air balcony and city views.

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Three restaurants and one lounge are available.  Featuring minimalist decor with touches of rustic dark wood and traditional Chinese elements, Man Ho offers traditional Cantonese cuisine.  Italian restaurant Casalingo serves contemporary Italian cuisine in a Mediterranean-style venue with a wine bar. All-day dining venue JW Kitchen has open kitchens. Meanwhile, the hotel's Lobby Lounge is designed for small meetings.

JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central has nearly 26,910 square feet of banquet and conference venues. The entire fifth level is a dedicated events floor with natural light and city views. The 8,611 square foot pillar-free Grand Ballroom features 6.7-metre-high ceilings, a 323-square-foot HD LED screen and projector, and is divisible into three sections. It also has an entrance foyer covering 6,501 square feet.

The 3,229-square-foot Living Room is a residential-style venue comprising multifunctional meeting rooms, dining areas and an open kitchen. There are also nine function rooms. All areas are equipped with Internet access and audio-visual technology. Most rooms also have windows with city views.

A health club on the top floor features a 24-hour gym, whirlpool, steam and sauna, plus a glass-roof swimming pool at the very top of the hotel.

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