January 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Hyatt Regency Changchun, marking the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the capital city of Jilin province, northeast China, and the first high-end business hotel to open in the city’s downtown area in almost two decades.
Hyatt Regency Changchun is located in Chaoyang district in the heart of the city, an area known for its abundance of verdant areas, such as Peony Garden and Children’s Park. Hyatt Regency Changchun resides within Hongwell International Plaza, a statuesque skyscraper designed by the award-winning American architectural firm Goettsch Partners.
The hotel is a 50-minute drive from Changchun Longjia International Airport, 20- and 30-minute drives from Changchun Railway Stations North and West, respectively, and a five-minute drive to the central convergence of People’s Square. Hyatt Regency Changchun enjoys a prime location surrounded by banks and government offices, making it ideal for business travelers. Meanwhile, leisure visitors can take advantage of the hotel’s easy access to the city’s major attractions, including Changchun Film City theme park, World Sculpture Park, the Museum of the Imperial Palace of Manchukuo, and Jingyuetan National Forest Park.
“The introduction of our strong Hyatt Regency brand in Changchun, Jilin reinforces our commitment to growing our brands purposefully in the places where our guests are traveling,” said Christopher Koehler, vice president and managing director, China Operations, Hyatt. “We are delighted that this hotel will bring the Hyatt Regency brand - one of dynamic and stimulating hospitality - to the city and to connect guests with their friends, family and business partners. We believe this hotel will contribute to our goal of becoming the most preferred hotel company.”
“We are thrilled about the opening of Hyatt Regency Changchun,” said General Manager Owen Chiu. “With the modern facilities and caring team, we are confident that guests will be impressed by this new addition in the city, where they can leave every detail to our dedicated and professional team so they can partake in enjoyable experiences of all sorts, whether it be a business trip, social gathering or unique dining experience.”
As part of the Hyatt Regency family, Hyatt Regency Changchun has been conceived to foster connections and serve as a dynamic, energizing space where guests can collaborate, share and find inspiration. Drawing on the green location, which enjoys some of the cleanest air in China, interior design firm Cap Atelier has incorporated myriad nature-inspired elements into the interiors. On entering the hotel lobby, guests are greeted by a triumvirate of striking textured-steel spheres symbolizing a rich harvest; the Regency Ballroom is dominated by a stunning interlacing of metal budding branches suspended from the ceiling. Cap Atelier was also inspired by the rich culture of northeastern China, reflected in back-lit lattice wooden frames, brick ovens and lantern-style pendant lighting.
Hyatt Regency Changchun houses 427 guestrooms, including 66 suites, designed to morph effortlessly from office to oasis, allowing guests to recharge.
Entry-level rooms measuring 40 square meters (431 sq ft) are dominated by a large picture window filling an entire wall. Warm wood surrounds the frame to create an eye-catching proscenium arch, perfectly framing the panoramic city view. Subtle Chinese influences appear in the soft furnishings and hexagonal lantern-style pendant lights.
Rooms are designed to connect guests to all the essentials, simply and intuitively, and are equipped with the latest facilities and amenities including a large LED TV, a workspace with enhanced lighting and complimentary high-speed Internet access.
The hotel’s 66 suites measure from 75 to 255 square meters (807–2,745 sq ft) and feature separate living areas and coffee machines. All suites and Regency Club rooms provide exclusive access to the Regency Club lounge on the 42nd floor, which offers complimentary breakfast, all-day coffee and tea service, and evening cocktails and canapés.
Guests can also energize in the hotel’s 1,300 square meters (13,993 sq ft) of wellness facilities, the largest among hotels in the city. On the 6th floor, guests will discover a 25-meter (82-ft) heated indoor pool, a whirlpool, an outdoor lounging terrace, and a fitness center, equipped with the very latest in technology-enabled exercise equipment.
Hyatt Regency Changchun’s five restaurants and bar span the culinary globe. From authentic Chinese cuisine to fine European fare, the hotel provides multiple options for quick drinks, business lunches, intimate dinners or casual dining experiences, all offering culinary experiences designed to inspire food lovers.
The Lounge on the lobby level is a residential-style venue designed to invoke the feel of a northeastern village courtyard, combining skylights, black stone walls, freestanding fireplaces and a jade color palette. The Lounge offers simple Western and Chinese comfort food, including international wines and a selection of Chinese and afternoon teas, accompanied by piano performances in the evenings.
Market Café is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, where chefs at live cooking stations and marble counters offer a lively, theatrical display of Western and Asian cuisine to stimulate all the senses. A variety of fresh northern Chinese noodles will be served straight off the stove, while authentic Italian pizza will emerge freshly baked from a pizza oven.
Pin Yue is the Chinese restaurant at Hyatt Regency Changchun, offering authentic Jilin cuisine using the freshest local and seasonal ingredients, as well as signature Beijing duck roasted in a traditional wood-fired duck oven. Twelve private dining rooms can accommodate up to 20 guests and feature their own pantry to create a relaxed ‘dine-in-the-kitchen’ atmosphere. Personalized menus and a private butler service are also provided.
Those after a quick refuel will head to Pastry Shop, which offers sandwiches, pastries, cakes, freshly brewed coffee and handmade chocolates and macaroons - all made daily - in addition to seasonal gift sets.
The Bar, expected to open in the second quarter of 2016, will feature an ‘after-the hunt’ theme, celebrating and commemorating the rich tradition of field sports across the globe. Decorated with vintage hunting paraphernalia, The Bar will serve craft cocktails and a carefully curated selection of wines, beer and spirits, accompanied by live music. A wooden spiral staircase leads to a VIP room where a personal playlist can be arranged.
Hyatt Regency Changchun aims to establish itself as the city’s premier events venue. The hotel offers eight flexible event spaces totaling 2,300 square meters (24,757 sq ft), designed to offer a location for every occasion and make the most of every meeting.
The hotel’s main event venue is the Regency Ballroom on the 2nd floor, a pillar-free 800-square-meter (8,611 sq ft) space that can accommodate up to 500 guests, adjacent to a 500-square-meter (5,382 sq ft) foyer, ideal for pre-or post-event cocktails. Inspired by the Spring Festival, guests are welcomed through tall doors with striking back-lit transoms evoking traditional guaqian paper-cutting. Guests will then flow into the ballroom featuring the eye-catching ceiling of metal branches, where emerging red fruit symbolizes ‘the fading of winter and approach of spring.’
On the 3rd and 5th floors are seven multi-functional event spaces equipped with the very latest audio-visual equipment. Ranging from 70 to 125 square meters (753–1,345 sq ft), the event spaces can accommodate gatherings from 20 to 80 guests.
Regardless of the event type, the hotel’s on-site event professionals are primed to plan creative themes, stunning decorations, innovative lighting, immersive digital displays and customized food and drink menus to both engage and energize guests.
The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 150 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion - from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, visit hyattregency.com.
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