Rosewood to make sustainable Hangzhou debut in 2025

by | 24 May 2021 | Design

Featuring architecture from Büro Ole Scheeren and interiors by Neri&Hu, Rosewood Hangzhou aims to showcase the benefits that built environments can bring to both people and planet.

This new hotel has been earmarked for Wangjiang New City, Hangzhou’s emerging hub of innovation, technology and financial services.

A transformative development for the city

Part of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ strategic growth plans for China, the 2025-opening Rosewood Hangzhou will take up an area of prime real estate within the Wangjiang New City mixed-use development, which promises to transform the megacity’s skyline. The new ultra-luxury hotel is expected to appeal to affluent locals and travellers.

“We are thrilled to further our presence in China and bring a new level of luxury hospitality to one of its most alluring cities with the addition of Rosewood Hangzhou,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group.

“Hangzhou is a prosperous and dynamic city, which offers serene natural wonders and rich culture for artistic exploration, as well as a setting for the development of new ideas in business and technology, making it well-suited for both leisure and business travellers. The Wangjiang New City development is an exceptional reflection of Hangzhou’s horizons and Rosewood is excited to be a part of the city’s continued growth.”

The Wangjiang New City development extends across an area of 740,000 sq m. This space is to include the K11 Art Mall along with workspace and office buildings, luxury residences, cultural attractions and the new Rosewood hotel.

Sustainable architectural design

Rosewood’s Hangzhou property will take up a standalone building with a total of 25,000 sq m of space across its 16 floors. As well as having immediate access to the abundant attractions of the development, guests will benefit from easy access to Hangzhou’s lifestyle destinations and landmarks via two subway lines.

Büro Ole Scheeren is leading the project’s architectural design and intends to work with Rosewood to ‘showcase the positive impacts that built environments can have on their visitors and the planet’. Neri&Hu, meanwhile, is taking on the interiors.

The scheme promises to fuse tradition with modernity, contributing to the city’s prominence in sustainability and innovative urban life. Sustainability is a particular focus, with the hotel being designed for LEED and WELL certification; guests can expect to find a holistic green building with architecture and operations that enhance health and wellness.

On completion, the hotel will house 140 guestrooms, including 17 suites, along with four dining outlets. Guests will be able to drink and dine at an all-day bistro, Chinese restaurant and specialty bar, and suite guests will also have access to the executive lounge, Manor Club.

In addition, the hotel will contain an all-new culinary and retail hybrid concept, combining a flower shop, lounge and patisserie among other offerings. Wellness facilities will include a fitness centre, pool and hydrotherapy areas, and events of all kinds are to be hosted in 1,100 sq m of event space, headlined by an 800 sq m ballroom.

Rosewood Hangzhou is the brand’s eighth property under development in Asia – projects in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hoi An are also in the pipeline – and will ultimately become its ninth hotel in Greater China.

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