New World Beijing Hotel announced

New World Beijing Hotel opened as the first five-star hotel in Chongwenmen, one of Beijing's growing commercial areas. The hotel has the distinction of being the closest deluxe hotel to the Temple of Heaven, as well as located near Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the shopping streets of Wangfujing.

With a low-rise design complementing the adjacent residential neighborhood, New World Beijing Hotel has 309 guestrooms and suites, ranging from 506 square feet for a Superior room to 4,306 square feet for the Presidential Suite.

The hotel has a contemporary style with subtle Oriental influences. Visitors are greeted by a 29-foot-high black granite slab with flowing water, providing a backdrop to the lobby. Large, brass Chinese locks accent the reception area.

Available are the Residence Club floors, with full access to the Residence Club Living Room that has a library and reading room, dining areas, meeting spaces, a fireplace, as well as dedicated concierge service and complimentary buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and refreshments throughout the day. The Residence Club's 10,764-square-foot outdoor terrace is the largest executive floor outdoor space among the capital's luxury hotels, complete with fireplaces. The terrace is also available for private events or celebrations for up to 380 guests.

For dining, New World Beijing Hotel offers: Chinese restaurant 8 Qi Nian, offering eight private dining rooms, gray slate floors, contemporary red lanterns, dark woods and an abundance of natural light; Tian Tan Kitchen, an all-day café with market-style live cooking stations, slate floors, terracotta-style wall tiles, and an overhead latticework inspired by the weave of a traditional Chinese shopping basket; and TANG lobby lounge.

The hotel's Health Club & Spa includes five treatment rooms, a 65-foot temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, steam and sauna rooms.

Meeting facilities totaling 16,598 square feet include a grand ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, accommodating up to 360 guests and six multi-function meeting rooms.

Opening in the Spring of 2014 is YIN rooftop bar and lounge, which will offer panoramic views of the capital. YIN's entrance will feature an amber-like chop on display and a collection of oversized calligraphy brushes; the same motifs will appear throughout the space, enhancing its "modern Oriental" ambience.