Rosewood announces 1st hotel in China

An artistic rendering of the exterior of Rosewood Beijing.
An artistic rendering of the exterior of Rosewood Beijing.

Dallas-based Rosewood Hotels & Resorts announced on Monday that it will enter China with the opening of the 279-room Rosewood Beijing in the summer of 2013.

The hotel will be located opposite the Central China Television Headquarters building in the Chaoyang District. Bar Studio Architecture, Melbourne, Australia, is designing the hotel.

“Guests will see ‘A Sense of Place,’ our guiding philosophy to reflect and celebrate each location’s culture, history and geography, exquisitely expressed in Rosewood Beijing,” said Radha Arora, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts president. “Contemporary and warm, homelike and refined, energetic and serene — all these aspects will be incorporated into the hotel’s design and ethos.”

Rosewood said the hotel will offer more landscaped outdoor space than any other Beijing luxury hotel, with terraces, gardens and balconies integrated into the design of many of the restaurants, spa, recreational facilities, meeting and function areas with assistance from P Landscape, Bangkok.

Guestrooms will be 538 sq ft (49 sq m) in size and the property will include seven restaurants and lounges and a Rosewood Sense spa facility.

Meeting and function space will total almost 33,000 sq ft (3,065 sq m). This will include a pillar-less ballroom of 8,252 sq ft (766 sq m) featuring an adjacent outdoor garden. The Pavilion, a residential-style meeting and function space, will be a first for the group and debut a signature of all future Asia Rosewood properties. The Pavilion will include two combinable areas for events with dining spaces, bar, lounges and show kitchens, all finished and accessorized as in a private home.

Swiss native Marc Brugger has been appointed managing director of Rosewood Beijing.