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KEMPINSKI HOTEL YIXING OPENS IN CHINA’S POTTERY CAPITAL

16 September 2013 (Yixing, China) – Kempinski Hotel Yixing, the first international five-star hotel in the city is now fully operational after its soft opening in January 2013. Guests are invited to experience savoir-vivre through modern facilities, superb European service and international gourmet cuisine in the heart of Yixing.

Yixing is one of the most culturally significant cities in Chinese history, and is famous for its long tradition of handmade zisha teapots, majestic bamboo forests and mysterious caves. In addition, Yixing is the birthplace of thousands of scholars and scientists.

Kempinski Hotel Yixing is located on the banks of Lake Tai, one of China’s most famous lakes. The hotel offers 446 rooms and suites with lake views that range in size from 40-397 sq. m. Rooms feature contemporary design in a soothing colour scheme, flat-screen LCD TV, walk-in rainforest shower, separate bathtub and high-speed Internet access, as well as automatic curtains and a high-tech lighting system that adjusts the room’s brightness to the natural daylight outside.

Guests on the Executive Floor (floors 57-59) enjoy exclusive access to the Executive Lounge, where complimentary breakfast buffet, beverages, all-day snacks and pre-dinner drinks are served. Additional benefits and services include complimentary laundry service upon arrival, complimentary minibar, use of the Executive Lounge’s meeting rooms and priority early check-in and late check-out in the Executive Lounge’s private registration area.

Kempinski Hotel Yixing offers a variety of dining choices, including YuanYuan Chinese restaurant, where a wide selection of Cantonese, Changzhou and local cuisine is available for lunch and dinner. Located on the 60th floor, Elements All-Day Dining Restaurant offers guests 360-degree views of Tai Lake and the beautiful city of Yixing. The culinary experience is a global snapshot of cuisines, including Chinese wok and steam baskets, Asian noodle station, Japanese sushi, sashimi and Teppanyaki, as well as traditional European dishes. Le Chai, the first European wine bar in the city, introduces European wine culture to the Chinese tea capital, allowing diners to fully enjoy the best of both worlds. On warm nights, guests are invited to relax on the terrace, while enjoying lake views and gentle breezes.

To help maintain a healthy fitness regime while exploring or carrying out business in the city, guests can take advantage of the Wellness Centre, an oasis for body and spirit, located on the fourth floor. Situated in tranquil surrounds and enveloped in a calming aroma, the Wellness Centre features a wide range of facilities, including an indoor swimming pool (25 x 8 meters) with panoramic views of Lake Tai and sauna and steam rooms. In addition, the outdoor terrace is the comfortable place to recline on a chair and enjoy the fresh air.

Kempinski currently operates 19 hotels in China, and a new property is scheduled to open in Beijing in 2014.

 

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 81 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels

 

www.kempinski.com • www.globalhotelalliance.com

 

Media Contact:

Jim Jin • Director of Sales & Marketing • Kempinski Hotel Yixing

888 Jie Fang East Road • Yixing • Jiangsu Province • 21400 • China 

Tel +86 510 6866 8888 • Fax +86 510 6866 9999

jim.jin@kempinski.com • www.kempinski.com/yixing