Hyatt Hotels Corporation : Hyatt Regency Chongqing Opens in Southwest China
08/20/2012| 12:20pm US/Eastern
Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Hyatt
Regency Chongqing, introducing the Hyatt
Regency brand to the booming city in Southwest China.
Hyatt Regency Chongqing introduces the Hyatt Regency brand to Southwest China (Photo: Business Wire)
Catering to both business and leisure travelers, Hyatt Regency Chongqing
is strategically located in Jiangbei District, the new central business
district in Chongqing, which is 20 minutes away from all the major
commercial and industrial zones, and a 15-minute drive to the new
Chongqing International Expo Centre, the largest exhibition center in
Western China and the second largest in China.
In the middle of the increasingly popular shopping area of Bei Cheng
Tian Jie (known as 'Paradise Walk'), Hyatt Regency Chongqing is part of
a new mixed-use commercial development combining high-end offices,
luxury shopping and various dining and entertainment experiences.
Chongqing is one of the four municipalities in China (the other three
are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and is the largest and the only one
located inland. Since its founding 3,000 years ago, Chongqing has been
one of the most notable places in China for fascinating history and
brilliant culture. Every year, millions of visitors, from China and
overseas come to explore the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges among
many other attractions the city has to offer. Today, Chongqing also
serves as the economic center of the upstream Yangtze area and major
manufacturing base and transportation hub for Southwest China.
Speaking on the occasion of the hotel's opening, Larry Tchou, Managing
Director, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - Asia Pacific said, "The strategic
move to bring the Hyatt Regency brand to the metropolis of Chongqing is
another milestone in Hyatt's development in China. We are very pleased
to introduce and deliver our authentic hospitality to this bustling
market, and look forward to welcoming guests from Chongqing, China, and
all over the world in the coming months and years."
Regency Chongqing features 321 well-appointed guestrooms and suites,
many of which feature panoramic views over the Paradise Walk, and are
equipped with the modern amenities to meet the needs for today's
business and leisure travelers. Luxurious marble bathrooms with separate
baths and rain showers provide the guests the comfort of in-room
pampering. The spacious and opulent Chairman Suite and Presidential
Suite along with 37 other suites are elegantly designed to accommodate
the most discerning travelers.
Regency Club accommodation is located on exclusive floors with access to
the private Regency Club Lounge, where guests can enjoy the personal
services and exclusive benefits of complimentary continental breakfast,
all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and canapés.
Dining and Entertainment
Hyatt Regency Chongqing features a variety of innovative restaurants and
bars offering authentic cuisine and vibrant entertainment.
Market Cafe is an all-day dining buffet restaurant
featuring four interactive show kitchens and a beverage bar, offering
the freshest products with lively preparation for breakfast, lunch and
dinner. "Eating out of the pan, off the grill and out of the wok" is the
best description of the restaurant's concept, providing guests with a
culinary experience of a busy food market.
The signature Chinese restaurant, Yu Yue, serves authentic
Sichuan cuisine emphasizing Chongqing specialties, complemented by
Cantonese signature dishes. Nine private rooms are available for dining
and entertainment, each of which has a unique design feature offering
guests a new experience every time they dine in a different room.
Tea Lounge is a casual yet elegant lounge located on the
lobby level, serving a selection of teas, coffee, and fresh juices, and
is an ideal backdrop for relaxed conversations and business meetings.
Also on the lobby level is the patisserie, Mi Yue, offering
freshly baked breads, cookies, cakes, chocolates and a wide range of
French pastries. Guests in the hotel or nearby neighborhood can choose
to dine in or simply order to go.
For guests who enjoy an elegant cocktail or premium wine in a stylish
ambience, Ling Long Bar is the place to be. Friendly
bartenders are on hand to mix some of the most creative cocktails in the
city and an extensive selection of single malt and premium whiskies are
also featured on the menu.
The Heng Spa at Hyatt Regency Chongqing encompasses ten luxury
spa suites and as well as separate foot massage rooms for total
pampering and relaxation. The Fitness Center, with its dedicated team of
personal trainers, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and
offers tailored training programs for guests to be able to enjoy a
comprehensive and refreshing workout experience. Guests can also utilize
the 25-meter indoor pool to rejuvenate and refresh.
Meetings & Events
A total of more than 20,100 square feet (1,870 square meters) of
flexible function space at Hyatt Regency Chongqing makes the hotel a
leading choice for high-level meetings, conferences, weddings or social
gatherings. The pillar-less 8,300-square-foot (780-square-meter) Regency
Ballroom with a 26-foot high ceiling and a commanding panoramic Paradise
Walk view can host up to 450 guests for banquets and 670 for cocktail
receptions. The Beicheng Ballroom, measuring 3,900 square feet (370
square meters), can be divided into two separate rooms. Eight additional
multi-purpose venues, ranging from 581 to 1,292 square feet (54 to 120
square meters), can accommodate meetings and events of various sizes.
All venues are equipped with the latest video and telephone-conferencing
facilities and wired with high-speed broadband and wireless Internet
access. The hotel's dedicated events teams are always on hand to deliver
creative programming and seamless coordination.
As part of this expansion in China, Hyatt is seeking to attract and
develop high-quality talent. Hyatt is investing in training curriculums
and accelerated leadership programs in order to ensure that new
associates support the company's mission to deliver authentic
hospitality and to develop new professional opportunities for its
associates. Job opportunities at Hyatt hotels around the world are
available by visiting http://hyatt.jobs.
For reservations at Hyatt Regency Chongqing, please visit http://chongqing.regency.hyatt.com
or call the nearest Hyatt Worldwide Reservations Center.
About Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency hotels are conveniently located in urban, suburban,
airport, convention and resort destinations around the world. Properties
range in size up to 2,000 rooms, feature intimate and large meeting
spaces, and offer a full range of services and dining options tailored
to serve the needs of conventions, business travelers or resort
vacationers. Hyatt Regency enables all guests - whether they are
traveling to work, unwind or gather in celebration - to feel productive
and revitalized. www.hyattregency.com
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global
hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more
than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a
difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by
providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage,
franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park
Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt
HouseTM. Hyatt House is changing its brand
identity from Hyatt Summerfield Suites®. Hyatt Residential Group,
Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets
or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt
Residence ClubTM. As of June 30, 2012, the
Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 492 properties in 45
countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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Hyatt Hotels & Resorts - China
Lillian Zhang, +86 10 5928 1234
Hotels & Resorts - Corporate Office
Katie Rackoff, +1 312 780
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