Kempinski hotel opens in China’s ‘City of Springs’
Kempinski Hotel Jinan (imagery: © Kempinski Hotels)
The debut of Kempinski Hotel Jinan, a luxurious 314-key property designed by Wimberly Interiors, marks Kempinski Hotels’ entry to China’s Shandong province.
The 21st Kempinski hotel in China, this property places guests within easy reach of the businesses of the City of Springs’ new financial centre and Hanyu Financial Valley.
Checking into Shandong
Kempinski Hotel Jinan is located at the top of the towering Yunding building. Here, guests can experience the history and culture of this region, while also enjoying the famous brand’s signature approach to hospitality.
“As the capital of Shandong province, Jinan is an economic hub and cultural centre of the area,” said Christian Wiendieck, general manager of Kempinski Hotel Jinan. “It has a unique and convenient location, being only a 30-minute drive from Yaoqiang International Airport. Next to the terminal building located in the city, our guests can check in here directly and be on a fast track to the airport.”
Michael Henssler, COO for Asia Kempinski Hotels and general manager of Key International Hotels Management Co, added: “We are thrilled to expand the presence of Kempinski Hotels in the historic city of Jinan. It is our honour to partner with Jinan Hi-Tech Holding Group on this ambitious project, and we look forward to working together in bringing luxury sojourn experiences to life in Shandong.”
Inspired by nature
Positioned south of the Yellow river, Jinan is celebrated for its natural artesian springs as well as its culture. Wimberly Interiors has designed the new hotel to reflect the hotel’s attractive surroundings, helped by a lavish palette of emerald greens and golds; these colours and the interiors’ contemporary style are then paired with inspiration taken from the traditional ‘Six Arts’ elements, incorporating rites, music, archery, chariot-racing, calligraphy and arithmetic into the storytelling process.
Altogether, Kempinski Hotel Jinan houses 314 guestrooms and suites, which span floors 55 to 70, complete with amenities like walk-in wardrobes, dining areas, workspaces and deluxe bedding – and French windows make the most of each room’s city views.
In addition, Kempinski The Spa is set to open on the 51st floor at a later date, featuring an infinity pool as well as a gym and a yoga room. The hotel also boasts six restaurants and bars including The View, which serves up Shandong cuisine on the 53rd floor, the Six Arts-themed Spring Palace Chinese Restaurant offering authentic Qi-Lu dishes, the Lobby Lounge for afternoon tea and the European-style café Deli.
Meanwhile, the hotel has over 3,600 sq m of event space including seven banquet rooms and multifunctional conference rooms. The Yunding Banquet Room alone spans 1,200 sq m and its roof garden takes up 1,600 sq m in total.
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