Unbound Collection’s Taoxichuan Hotel opens in China’s porcelain capital

by | 17 Oct 2021 | Design

Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, Taoxichuan Hotel celebrates Jingdezhen’s ceramic heritage, with terracotta elements and cobalt blue accents dotted throughout each guestroom.

Located within Jingdezhen’s Taoxichuan cultural and creative quarter, this stylish property is sure to turn plenty of heads.

An immersion into local craftmanship

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has unveiled the brand-new Taoxichuan Hotel as a unique addition to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. The 196-key property will immerse guests in a creative quarter of the ‘porcelain capital’, known for producing porcelain for many centuries, in China’s southern Jiangxi province.

The hotel gives fresh insight into the creativity of a city that’s recognised for having one of the highest concentrations of artistic talent in China, with more than 30,000 resident artists. It’s located just a five-minute walk from Ceramic Art Avenue Taoxichuan, where centuries-old heritage sits alongside a new generation of museums, galleries, markets and shops – a 25-minute drive from Northern High Railway Station and Luojia Airport.

Stephen Ho, president of growth and operations for Asia Pacific, Hyatt, said: “We are delighted to expand The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand in China with Taoxichuan Hotel, a modern retreat that pays tribute to the city’s heritage and craftsmanship in a thought-provoking, contemporary style. We look forward to welcoming guests and immersing them in story-worthy experiences within one of China’s most culturally inspiring destinations.”

An experiential stay

The hotel, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, spans three interconnected buildings and incorporates 196 spacious guestrooms, including seven suites, and amenities such as a lounge, restaurant, fitness centre, indoor pool and event space.

A calm atmosphere is created through a palette of warm colours like terracotta with cobalt accents, earthy textures and the use of wood, leather, canvas and ceramic tiles inspired by traditional porcelain designs. These artisanal elements come paired with modern comforts and luxurious facilities, not least private balconies.

Authentic local and regional Chinese cuisine is served at Cobalt Restaurant, which is distinguished by modern interior design integrating Jingdezhen’s cobalt and white porcelain. Conceived as an extension of an adjacent garden, this dining spot aims to provide a picnic-in-the-park experience.

Four private dining rooms with butler service form the ideal setting for special occasions, moreover, and Emerald Lounge offers light bites and afternoon tea as well as cocktails. Among the hotel’s other highlights are a heated indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and 14,638 sq ft of event space encompassing five meeting rooms and a pillarless ballroom.

Unique experiences at the hotel range from courses on Song Dynasty tea art to ceramic-making with a local craftsman.

“We are excited to welcome guests to Taoxichuan Hotel, where they can be exposed to the rich cultural experiences and the creative energy of the city,” said Howard Li, general manager, Taoxichuan Hotel. “Our urban retreat offers a sanctuary of comfort and sophistication inspired by the city’s history, culture and art, and is the perfect starting point for guests to embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery.”

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