The Hyatt Regency Brand Returns to Tianjin
Hyatt Regency Tianjin East Opens
ICAGO - May 20, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Tianjin East in the northern Chinese coastal city of Tianjin, neighboring Beijing. The opening marks the return of the Hyatt Regency brand to Tianjin; 28 years after making history in China.
The original Hyatt Regency Tianjin opened in 1986 as the first hotel in China under a Hyatt brand and one of the very first international hotels in mainland China. It marked the beginning of Hyatt’s development and growth across the country. During the hotel’s two decades of operation, Hyatt Regency Tianjin became a prestigious landmark in the city and the Hyatt Regency name became synonymous with superior service, prestigious meetings and special events.
Today, the new Hyatt Regency Tianjin East brings the return of Hyatt Regency’s signature authentic hospitality and welcomes its long-awaited guests. With its contemporary decor, spacious guestrooms, extraordinary restaurants and extensive meeting and event facilities, Hyatt Regency Tianjin East provides an energizing and productive environment for guests to convene and connect, wine and dine, or relax and unwind.
"Tianjin welcomed Hyatt’s first-ever hotel in China back in 1986, and ever since, it has been a very important market for us. We are excited and honored to return the Hyatt Regency brand here as a place for any and every occasion," said Larry Tchou, Group President, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. "The opening of Hyatt Regency Tianjin East will further strengthen our brand footprint in China, and we look forward to fostering meaningful connections for business and leisure travelers as well as the surrounding community."
Rising 25 stories over Weiguo Road in the Hedong District, Hyatt Regency Tianjin East forms part of the fast-developing commercial hub that connects downtown Tianjin with the booming business district of Tianjin Binhai New Area. Its convenient location is just 20 minutes from Tianjin Binhai International Airport, and 10 minutes from the historic heart of Tianjin with easy access to the Tianjin Economic Development Area (TEDA), Dongli, Beichen, Wuqing and Xiqing industrial zones. It is also close to Tianjin Line 2 Metro Station and Tianjin Main Railway Station, a regular stop for high-speed train services from around China, including the Tianjin-Beijing line that takes just 28 minutes to reach Beijing, the capital city of China.
Hyatt Regency Tianjin East offers 306 spacious guestrooms and suites, including a six-story Regency Club. In addition, the hotel features three world-class restaurants, more than 21,500 square feet of meeting and wedding venues, as well as Yue Spa and a swimming pool.
"With 28 years of history in China, Hyatt is committed to the mission of providing authentic hospitality and to make a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day. This is especially true at Hyatt Regency Tianjin East, where the majority of our leadership team has Hyatt DNA. Many of our associates worked with the former Hyatt Regency Tianjin and were thrilled to return. We are proud to have such an energetic team of expert planners and passionate hoteliers who look forward to connecting our guests to who and what matters to them most," said Z. Du, general manager of Hyatt Regency Tianjin East.
Hyatt Regency Tianjin East offers 306 spacious guestrooms including 21 suites, plus a more than 3,000-square-foot Presidential Suite and a nearly 4,000-square-foot Chairman Suite. Guestrooms start at a spacious 462 square feet and feature floor-to-ceiling windows framing panoramic city and park views.
Relaxed, harmonious and highly functional, the design blends modern and traditional Chinese decor with taupe and leaf-green highlights. Contemporary sculptures by famous Chinese artist Xie Aige from her ‘Tai Chi White Series’ add a touch of creativity and fun to every guestroom.
Semi-open marble bathrooms feature a deep-soaking tub, rainforest shower and separate toilet. All rooms offer premium amenities including a 46-inch LED TV, iPod™ dock, tea and coffee sets, and complimentary high-speed broadband and wireless Internet access. Regency Suites, starting at 1,108 square feet also feature separate living and dining areas, coffee machines and moon bathtubs.
The Regency Club spans six floors of accommodation from the 20th to 25th floors. Regency Club guests enjoy exclusive access to the 24th floor’s stunning Regency Club Lounge, which offers complimentary daily breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails, use of the Regency Club boardroom, plus express check-in / out and dedicated receptionist and concierge services. The designed double-height space also features an open kitchen and outdoor roof terrace.
Hyatt hotels are globally acclaimed for their signature gourmet experiences - a reputation proudly upheld at Hyatt Regency Tianjin East’s three exquisite restaurants and lounges.
With its unique design and lively show kitchens, Wok in the Garden is a memorable venue for fine Chinese dining. Beneath a glass ceiling, the restaurant is set in a garden conservatory with verdant trees and flowerbeds to create a unique dining ambience. Wok in the Garden specializes in authentic Cantonese and northern Chinese cuisines, including the city’s finest Peking Duck prepared in a traditional wood-fired duck oven. There is also an alfresco dining terrace, garden bar with live music and five private dining suites seating up to 22 guests.
At Market Café, guests can select their favorite Asian and international dishes straight from the pan, grill or wok at three open kitchens. The dramatic space is defined by 30-foot ceilings and stylized Chinese screens. A wall of French windows opens to an outdoor dining terrace. The attached Patisserie showcases house-made pastries, country breads and desserts to enjoy in the lounge or to take away.
The Lounge, located in the lobby, is a perfect retreat to relax and unwind. Set against the backdrop of a cascading four-level Water Wall and central fireplace, the residential-style lounge serves an extensive variety of Chinese teas, savory appetizers, fine wines and daily High Tea. The lounge also incorporates a comfortable Business Centre, where guests can catch up on work in a relaxed environment complete with full business services.
Memorable Events and Weddings
Hyatt Regency Tianjin East continues the brand’s long-standing heritage as a prestigious address for showpiece events and stylish weddings in Tianjin, offering more than 21,500 square feet for innovative events and meeting venues.
The 8,072-square-foot Regency Ballroom features 28-foot ceilings and a smart design enhanced with natural light. It is an impressive venue for weddings and grand events of up to 420 (banquet) or 800 (cocktail) guests. A 3,444-square-foot Ballroom Foyer boasts a show kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows framing city views.
The Residence is a multi-functional art space next to the lobby featuring four naturally-lit function rooms with a central break-out courtyard, offering a barista bar and wine library. Three Regency Rooms on the second floor are ideal for boardroom conferences or intimate events and include private social spaces. All venues are equipped with the latest advanced technology and supported by the Hyatt Regency brand’s highly experienced event planning team.
Spa and Wellness Facilities
Yue Spa is a premier wellness destination combining holistic Chinese healing with pampering spa treatments. The full-service day spa offers three foot massage rooms and six spa suites, including one couple’s room with a mosaic whirlpool bath, private ensuite and dressing room. The comprehensive treatment menu includes massage, body and facial treatments using deluxe Aromatherapy Associates skin products, complemented by Traditional Chinese Medicine ingredients and ancient Chinese qigong and tuina healing techniques.
The Fitness Centre is located at the base of a four-level Water Wall and features a 82-square-foot indoor swimming pool, separate male and female hydrotherapy facilities, plus a glass gym overlooking the pool equipped with high-tech Life Fitness cardio and strength machines.
About Hyatt Regency
The Hyatt Regency brand is an energizing hotel brand that connects travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 140 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 take care of every detail. For more information, visit hyattregency.com or facebook.com/HyattRegency.
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®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Ziva™ brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club®. As of March 31, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 554 properties in 47 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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