Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel project in the heart of Beijing, that is expected to open in 2018. Located in a traditional hutong quarter, close to Tiananmen Square, the hotel will provide guests with a rare opportunity to experience luxury living in traditional and authentic Beijing surroundings.
Mandarin Oriental Qianmen, Beijing is located within the Qianmen East Hutong Quarter which is undergoing a process of preservation and regeneration. Hutongs date back to the 13th century and comprise traditional courtyard houses connected by narrow lanes and alleyways. The architectural style of the Beijing courtyard is unique to the hutongs of the capital city. The hotel will be dispersed throughout the Qianmen East Hutong Quarter alongside privately owned traditional residences, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and cultural venues.
Mandarin Oriental Qianmen, Beijing will provide spacious and luxurious landscaped courtyard suites where guests will experience the charm of this traditional Beijing way of life within the labyrinth of alleys and lanes in one of the city's oldest quarters.
The hotel will also feature a variety of dining venues within the hutong courtyards, including an all-day dining concept with a roof terrace, a Chinese restaurant, a lobby lounge, a traditional tea lounge and a signature Mandarin cake shop. The project will also have multi-purpose function rooms.
A Spa at Mandarin Oriental will provide holistic rejuvenation and relaxation in a serene setting. Additional leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness centre.
Mandarin Oriental Qianmen is within easy walking distance of Beijing's major tourist attractions including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.
The hotel is being developed by Beijing Tianjie Group Company Limited.
"Mandarin Oriental Qianmen, Beijing will offer guests a truly unique and authentic experience, combined with the attention to detail and exemplary service for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned," said James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental.
"We are proud to be working with Mandarin Oriental to bring their luxury brand to this exceptional heritage project," said Mr. Li Hua, chairman of Tianjie Group.
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