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Kempinski Hotel Yixing recognised at the 10th Golden Pillow Awards

7 July, 2013: Kempinski Hotel Yixing won an award as one of “2013 China’s Top 10 Most Popular Newly Opened Hotels” at the 10th Golden Pillow Awards of China Hotels.

The Golden Pillow Awards of China Hotels are jointly held by China’s top financial medium, the 21st Century Business Herald, and the first “Business + Travel” magazine in China, Business Travel. The awards aim to provide accurate information with China’s high-end businessmen’s demand for luxury business and resort hotels in mind. The awards also serve to provide an authoritative and instructional reference for the development of China’s hotel industry. The Golden Pillow Awards is the most fiercely competitive hotel industry event in China and indeed for all of Asia. More than 4,000 hotels participate in this event every year.

2013 China’s Top 10 Most Popular Newly Opened Hotels


Hotels were evaluated over a nearly four month evaluation period, during which feedback from dozens of professional judges (including businessmen, experts, media members, artistic judging panels and hotel investors) and millions of votes from netizens were considered. Kempinski Hotel Yixing finally stood out and lived up to its reputation as one of “2013 China’s Top 10 Most Popular Newly Opened Hotels”.

Kempinski Hotel Yixing opened on 5 January, 2013. Only six months after the opening, the hotel has established itself as the landmark property of Yixing’s hotel industry and The Place to Be in China’s capital of pottery, thanks to its excellent facilities, outstanding architecture and location. The hotel’s first class service boosts its reputation as well. Sebastien Mariette, the General Manager of the hotel, proudly says, “The goal of Kempinski Hotel Yixing is to become the best hotel in Jiangsu Province. It is an honour for our hotel to receive the recognition we have from the Golden Pillow Awards. It encourages us on our way to combine European Flair & Luxury with Chinese traditions, and we will continue to provide the excellent service we are known for.”


About Kempinski Hotel Yixing:

Located near Shanghai and on the shores of the stunning Lake Taihu, Kempinski Hotel Yixing boasts 446 rooms and suites and nearly 2,650 m2 of function space, including 15 meeting rooms and two ballrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Additionally, Kempinski Hotel Yixing offers a variety of dining choices, including YuanYuan Chinese Restaurant, which offers a blend of Cantonese cuisine and local Changzhou and Yixing cuisines and features 24 private rooms. The all-day dining restaurant, Elements, is located on the 60th floor and allows guests to experience breathtaking panoramic views of Yixing City and Lake Taihu. Le Chai Wine Bar is the first of its kind in Yixing and offers a large outdoor terrace. Guests will also enjoy the Bamboo Lobby Lounge.

The hotel boasts a spa, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and an indoor swimming pool overlooking Lake Taihu.

Kempinski Hotel Yixing combines European luxury and Chinese culture, which blend together in this new landmark like a perfectly prepared cup of Chinese tea.

Editor’s note:

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 80 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/press • www.globalhotelalliance.com


Media Contact:

Sammy Tong • P.R Manager • Kempinski Hotel Yixing

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

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

Sammy.tong@kempinski.com • www.kempinski.com/yixing