Rosewood Hotels Opening First Asian Property

Rosewood Hotels Opening First Asian Property

Vacation News » Asia Pacific Vacation News Edition | By Scott Kauffman | October 3, 2012 9:30 AM ET

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is bringing its upscale hotel brand to China.

The Dallas-based company recently announced its first property, Rosewood Beijing, will be opening next summer. The 279-room Rosewood Beijing will spearhead the company's ambitious Asia expansion plans.

Within the next five years, Rosewood Beijing will be the precursor to 10 Asian resort properties in operation or development, according to Rosewood officials.

The hotel will be located in the central business Chaoyang District, opposite the iconic CCTV Tower.

Designed by Melbourne-based Bar Studio, the ultra-luxury property will represent a number of firsts for both Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Beijing.
"Guests will see A Sense of Place - our guiding philosophy to reflect and celebrate each location's culture, history and geography - exquisitely expressed in Rosewood Beijing," says Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. "Contemporary and warm, homelike and refined, energetic and serene - all these aspects will be incorporated into the hotel's design and ethos."
The hotel will offer more landscaped outdoor space than any other Beijing luxury hotel, according to Rosewood, with terraces, gardens and balconies integrated into the design of many of the restaurants, spa, recreational facilities, meeting and function areas. Bangkok-based P Landscape, acclaimed for its resort landscaping, will apply the same sensibilities in this urban hotel.    
With their residential-style layouts and floor plans, guestrooms will be designed to evoke sensations of luxury apartment living and, at 538 square feet, they will be amongst the largest in the city. The wide proportion of the rooms will allow maximum window aspect, enhanced by window seats. Natural finishes and textural overlays, spacious bathrooms and walk-in closets, and non-traditional, residential components and accessories with subtle Oriental overtones, will complete the sophisticated, homelike surroundings.    
Seven restaurants and lounges will serve authentic international cuisines. Rosewood's Sense spa brand, featuring treatments reflecting the location's cultural and natural environment, will make its first appearance in Asia accompanied by another Rosewood first: five spa suites designed for overnight stays.

Complementary recreational facilities will include an indoor swimming pool, gym and yoga studio. 

The exclusive access lounge will be a spacious venue with an open kitchen, free-standing bar, Internet corner, boardroom and outdoor terrace. 
Meeting and function space will total almost 33,000 square feet. This will include a pillar-less ballroom of 8,252 square feet featuring an adjacent outdoor garden for weddings and other special occasions.  
The Pavilion - residential-style meeting and function space - will be a first for the group and debut a signature of all future Asia Rosewood properties. Occupying the Rosewood Beijing annex, The Pavilion will include two combinable areas for memorable events, with dining spaces, bar, lounges and show kitchens, all finished and accessorized as if it were an elegant private home.  
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages one-of-a-kind luxury properties in the world's most desired destinations. The Rosewood collection includes some of the most legendary hotels and resorts in the world, including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, as well as contemporary classics such as Rosewood Sand Hill in California, Rosewood San Miguel de Allende in Mexico and Rosewood Tucker's Point in Bermuda.

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