Hyatt Hotels Corporation opened two new properties – Park Hyatt Changbaishan and Hyatt Regency Changbaishan on Changbai Mountain – marking the first Hyatt ski resorts to open outside the US and the first dual-branded properties to debut in China. The hotels are located side-by-side in the Changbaishan International Resort development.
The highest peak in a range that borders China and North Korea, Changbai Mountain has a 5A rating as a Scenic Spot from China's National Tourism Bureau. Near Changbaishan Airport and Songjianghe Railway Station, Park Hyatt Changbaishan and Hyatt Regency Changbaishan have access to ski fields, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, a 36-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course, a cinema, a Karaoke club KTV and a shopping complex.
The first luxury hotel in the Changbai Mountain region, Park Hyatt Changbaishan fuses classical Chinese art forms, modern design and local residential touches. It is nestled further into the forest. Spread over 300,000 square feet, the hotel has guestrooms, dining options and a combination of modern and traditional spa treatments.
Park Hyatt Changbaishan has 163 guestrooms, including 36 suites spread over 10 villas. Rooms include dark wooden floors and furniture in a modern Asian style, complemented by a curated selection of fine art. The guestrooms range in size from 590 square feet to 5,200 square feet. Facilities include an LCD TV, satellite TV channels, broadband and Wi-Fi and individual espresso coffee machines. The rooms have a walkthrough closet to a bathroom with an oversized bathtub, twin vanities, a rain shower and a separate toilet.
For dining, the property has the Living Room, located on the lobby level; and the Dining Room, located beyond the Living Room bar.
The Spa at Park Hyatt Changbaishan takes up an entire wing of the first floor in the hotel's Manor House and has six private treatment rooms, of which two are couples rooms, as well as a range of foot treatments in the foot spa. There are also a gym, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpool bathtub, and warm mineral pool, or in the indoor and outdoor heated pools. Similarly, there is a Ski House where guests can store their ski equipment during their stay.
For events, the property has a small ballroom, a meeting room, a boardroom and a VIP room.
Meanwhile, Hyatt Regency Changbaishan covers an area of nearly 485,000 square feet in a mountain lodge setting with exposed wooden beams, oversized leather furniture and exposed stone floors. The hotel offers direct access to various mountain activities. Hyatt Regency Changbaishan’s facilities include guestrooms, food and beverage options, multi-function events venues and a variety of recreational facilities such as a spa, gym, indoor and outdoor pools, ski valets, outdoor activities and a Camp Hyatt program for children.
Hyatt Regency Changbaishan has 278 rooms, including 33 suites, offering a range of ski, mountain, forest, and village views. In keeping with the style of the hotel, the guestrooms are residential in design, and starting at nearly 485 square feet. Modern facilities include an LCD TV, satellite TV channels, broadband and Wi-Fi, a bathroom with a separate bathtub and rain shower, and a view through to the rest of the room.
Half of the hotel is made up of the exclusive Regency Club with a private lounge for check-in and checkout, as well as full concierge services. It is located on the ground floor of the hotel. There is also a small meeting room available on a complimentary basis for an hour each day.
Hyatt Regency Changbaishan has two year-round restaurants and two seasonal restaurants, including Changbai House Tea Room, Changbai House Dining Room, The Lounge and the Market Café and Chalet BBQ. The property has spa and recreation facilities. Shui Liao Spa has a sauna and whirlpool tubs, pool and gym. Meanwhile, the Ski House allows guests to store their ski equipment during their stay.
Hyatt Regency Changbaishan also has more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and events space. The ballroom is one of the largest on the mountain at just under 13,000 square feet and is complemented by six smaller salons, a boardroom and a VIP room. There is a residential-style open kitchen area for interactive breakouts or a casual meeting place with pre-function areas.