Kempinski in the News

Kempinski in the News

14 Oct 2021

Kempinski Hotels and Universal Beijing Resort Embark on a New Venture


Geneva, 14 October 2021 – Kempinski Hotels, together with the widely anticipated Universal Beijing Resort, featuring immersive experiences inspired by some of the popular culture’s most compelling stories and characters, is debuting two extraordinary hotels: The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and NUO Resort Hotel – Universal Beijing Resort, operated by Key International Hotels Management Co., Ltd. (‘Key International’) – a joint venture between Beijing Tourism Group (‘BTG’) and Kempinski Hotels.

"This is a very significant step in our company’s history, and we couldn’t be more excited to be associated with Universal Beijing Resort in this new venture," says Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Management Board, Kempinski AG. "More than ever, guests are looking for unique and captivating experiences during their travels. With the two new hotels, we are able to provide an engaging and memorable stay with the highest-quality standards combined with the timeless European elegance Kempinski has been known for to all our guests and theme park visitors."

Michael Henssler, Chief Operating Officer Asia of Kempinski Hotels and General Manager of Key International added "With Key International, Kempinski and BTG enjoy a strong partnership and rich history together, as pioneers in luxury hospitality in China. We have achieved tremendous success during the past two decades. The opening of the Universal Beijing Resort was a truly labour of passion and dedication and marks the next phase of the joint venture to continue selectively expanding in the region."

"We are proud to welcome guests for a stay at those two extraordinary hotels for a perfect complement for the theme park experience," said Dorian Rommel, Managing Director of Universal Beijing Resort Hotel Management Branch. "We’re confident that the two hotels will embrace a new level of theme park hospitality that is beyond expectation, along with one-of-a-kind guest experiences and services, as well as create an ideal destination for an urban staycation."

Situated at the entrance to the Universal Studios Beijing theme park, the inaugural Universal-themed hotel The Universal Studios Grand Hotel brings the contemporary interpretation of the glitter of the Hollywood Golden Age. Designed in a classic Spanish style,  The hotel features 800 rooms and three outstanding dining options, including one all-day dining, Universal Studios The Lotus Garden; Universal Studios Red Dragon Lounge offering refreshing great drinks and laid-back meals; as well as the Califonia favourite Peet’s Coffee. The Universal Studios Grand Hotel’s decor pays tribute to Universal Studios’s century-long contribution to the world of film and celebrates the glamour of the Golden Age itself.

NUO Resort Hotel – Universal Beijing Resort offers a luxurious and picturesque escape exemplifying the beauty of China’s ancient royal garden. The first-ever resort hotel from NUO, one of the country’s first homegrown luxury hotel brands, is inspired by the traditional Chinese cultural and artistic achievements and provides a mix of business with pleasure and art with technology, as well as sustainability. Located on the banks of the park’s waterway, the hotel features 400 rooms and suites, a spa, an indoor swimming pool and wellness facilities and multi-function meeting space Magnolia Room. The three distinctive dining outlets include the lively art deco Café Royal, featuring the Mediterranean favourites and Asian-inspired cuisine, whilst the signature Chinese restaurant, JIA, showcases authentic flavours of the world-renowned Cantonese cuisine, and The Lobby Lounge is dedicated to the appreciation of Chinese tea culture.

Universal Beijing Resort will feature Universal Studios Beijing, the largest Universal theme park at the time of opening, two exceptional hotels, The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and NUO Resort Hotel, alongside Universal CityWalk Beijing. Altogether,  Universal Studios Beijing features seven highly themed and immersive lands that include several all-new attractions along with the selected Universal rides, shows and attractions from around the world – plus specially created experiences designed to reflect China's cultural heritage. Also, Universal CityWalk Beijing serves as a one-stop entertainment complex, featuring various dining, shopping and entertainment offerings, allowing guests to enjoy their stay any way they choose. With iconic attractions, popular rides, stunning shows and unique hotels, Universal Beijing Resort offers rich experiences and high-quality services for guests of all ages.


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