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Monday, November 25, 2013

New World Hotels’ signature modern Oriental hospitality debuts in the capital

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

Valid until 28 February 2014, the hotel’s “Raise the Curtain” introductory offer starts from CNY1,388 single occupancy/CNY1,488 double occupancy, for a Superior room, with the second night complimentary, including full daily buffet breakfast and wireless Internet access.  “Raise the Curtain” is subject to New World Beijing Hotel - Exterioravailability and 15 percent tax.

With a low-rise design complementing the adjacent residential neighbourhood, New World Beijing Hotel features 309 spacious guestrooms and suites, ranging from 47 square metres for a Superior room to 400 square metres for the Presidential Suite.
The hotel’s blend of contemporary style with subtle Oriental influences is experienced at its very threshold.  Visitors are greeted by a nine-metre-high black granite slab with flowing water, providing a serene backdrop to the lobby.  Large, brass Chinese locks accent the reception area.

Guests seeking the highest level of exclusivity will opt to stay on the Residence Club floors, with full access to the Residence Club Living Room, which features a library and reading room, dining areas, meeting spaces, a cosy fireplace, as well as dedicated concierge service and complimentary buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and refreshments throughout the day.  The Residence Club’s 1,000-square-metre outdoor terrace is the largest executive floor outdoor space among the capital’s luxury hotels, with fireplaces creating a warm welcome during the cooler months.  The terrace is also available for private events or celebrations for up to 380 guests.

New World Beijing Hotel - Tian Tan KitchenNew World Beijing Hotel introduces an array of culinary experiences to the area, for elegant occasions, casual dining and stylish socialising.

Chinese restaurant 8 Qi Nian, featuring eight private dining rooms, offers traditional Chinese cuisines from Hunan and Sichuan to Guangdong dim sum and signature dishes from the Yang Tze River region, in addition to more than 30 varieties of fine tea on offer.  In a salute to a neighbouring landmark, featured is the Emperor’s Menu, an eight-course reproduction of the ritual vegetarian feast served to emperors at the Temple of Heaven in past centuries.  Gray slate floors, contemporary red lanterns, dark woods and an abundance of natural light complete the contemporary stage for classic Chinese cuisine.

Tian Tan Kitchen is an all-day café with market-style live cooking stations of Western and Chinese favourites.  Inspired by the colour and bustle of a hutong street, atmospheric touches include slate floors, terracotta-style wall tiles, and an overhead latticework inspired by the weave of a traditional Chinese shopping basket.

TANG lobby lounge has been designed as a cosy venue to socialise with friends over afternoon tea, snacks or evening cocktails.

The hotel’s Health Club & Spa includes five treatment rooms, a 20-metre temperature-controlled indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, steam and New World Beijing Hotel - Deluxe Roomsauna rooms.

Meeting facilities totaling 1,542 square metres feature a grand ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, accommodating up to 360 guests and six multi-function meeting rooms.

Opening Spring 2014, YIN rooftop bar and lounge will offer panoramic views of the capital from within its stylish interior and outdoor deck.  “YIN” is the Chinese name for the traditional Chinese stamp or chop that represented an imperial signature.  YIN’s entrance will feature a large, amber-like chop on display and a collection of oversized calligraphy brushes; the same motifs will appear stylishly throughout the space, enhancing its “modern Oriental” ambience.  Anticipated to become Beijing’s newest must-go social hub, YIN will serve a wide selection of cocktails and spirits to guests as they are entertained by in-house DJs and live band performances.

New World Beijing Hotel is the latest addition to the New World Hotels brand of deluxe hotels offering genuine, engaging service.  Its opening follows a USD78 million renovation to sister properties in Shanghai, Dalian and Manila.

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