JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Opens New Property in China
Wednesday July 30th, 2014 - 9:29AM PB
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ZHENGZHOU, CHINA—JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts expanded its luxury portfolio in China with the recent opening of the 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou in Henan Province. Marriott International manages this hotel under a long-term agreement with the owner/partners, Greenland Group.
This new hotel is located on the top floors of the Millennium Royal Plaza, which is in the Central Business District of Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province. The 60-floor Millennium Royal Plaza stands at 280 meters and is the tallest building in Central China, according to JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is the first Marriott property in Henan as well as the seventh JW Marriott hotel in the Greater China region.
“Marriott International has already had several successful hotel projects with our owner/partner Greenland in China. The opening of JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is another gem in this spectacular collection. We are most pleased to have the opportunity to manage such a magnificent hotel,” said Simon Cooper, president & managing director of Marriott International Asia.
Cooper added, “This is a significant property as it is our first hotel in Zhengzhou, which is an important transportation, business and convention hub in central China. Also, it is another proof of the growing popularity of our JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in this market. We are on the course of opening new JW Marriott hotels in Macao, Chongqing, Kunming and Shenzhen over the next 12 months.”
The Songyue Pagoda, a cultural relic that was built approximately 1,500 years ago, inspired the design of Millennium Royal Plaza. The aluminum exterior’s sunscreens give the structure its distinctive pagoda shape. The sunscreens also maximize the amount of daylight entering the building while reducing glare and solar heat gain. The hotel’s interior design reflects the hotel’s location with subtle brown metal celebrating the historic importance of bronze, and pale greens representing high-quality jade artifacts that were produced in the region throughout the dynasties, according to the company.
The new property features 416 guestrooms and suites located from the 41st to the 55th floor, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the city. All guestrooms feature JW Marriott bedding designed in collaboration with Todd-Avery Lenahan.
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