Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island opens 17 November 2014
The 14-square-kilometre destination located in the heart of scenic Yanqi Lake area is made up of 14 hotels – Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing (Previously known as Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing), with 306 guestrooms and suites (by the lake shore), as well as Yanqi Hotel with 111 guestrooms and suites, and 12 Boutique Hotels with 178 guestrooms and suites (on Yanqi Island). Facilities include 14 restaurants and bars, 14,069 square metres of meeting space, landscaped gardens, a private marina, an electronic boat, the Yanqi Pagoda, Kempinski The Spa, recreational and fitness facilities, and a Kid’s Club.
To celebrate the opening, special introductory room packages start from RMB 1,088+ for a Deluxe Room at Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, including breakfast for two at Elements, and RMB 1,388+ in a Grand Deluxe Room at Yanqi Hotel, including breakfast for two at Waterside. To book, please visit www.kempinski.com/beijingyanqilake.
‘We anticipate that leisure travellers will be an important market for our Sunrise Kempinski & Yanqi Island destination accounting for 40% of our total revenue,’ says general manager Brice Péan.
In 2013, just Mutianyu Great Wall alone, which is only about 30 minutes’ drive away, attracted over 2.79 million visitors. Other nearby attractions include a water sport centre, horseback riding, Hongluo Temple, Qinglong Gorge and Baiquan Mountain. There are plenty of activities and attractions to offer families and their children in this area. In the past, tourists drove through to visit these places without stopping, because there wasn’t any facility for them to rest and have fun at - now they do. ‘We want to encourage travellers to stretch their stay in the Yanqi Lake area, by breaking their trip with a rest at our hotel. Our new destination is set to offer guests an exciting experience of a fully integrated resort on the outskirts of Beijing,’ said Péan.
Yanqi Lake is a beautiful scenic site located at the foot of the Yan Mountains, surrounded by a variety of trees including pine, poplar and willow. The island is a natural habitat for various species of birds, including rare migrant birds and geese, especially during spring and autumn. The name Yanqi Lake literally translates as ‘Swans Dwell on the Lake’.
Be it dining with loved ones, entertaining business associates, hosting a meeting or staging a global summit, celebrating a large or intimate wedding, or a weekend escape with the family, the facilities at the new Sunrise Kempinski & Yanqi Island destination offer guests a surprising change from their traditional experience in a resort hotel.
The Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island destination is the Official Host Venue for APEC China 2014. APEC China 2014 promotional video can be found on http://mediacenter.apec-china.org.cn/20140918/VIDE1411042288043105.shtml.
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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 manages a portfolio of 73 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 hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.
Director of Public Relations
Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island
Yanqi Lake, Huairou District, Beijing, China
Telephone: +86 (0) 10 6961 8888 (Ext. 3600)