The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Welcomes Grand Wuji Hotel in Nanjing, China
Grand WUJI Hotel invites guests on a one-of-a-kind wellbeing journey with the mantra ‘Stay - Nourish - Heal’
September 30, 2020 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the opening of the wellbeing-focused Grand WUJI Hotel in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province, which marks the fourth property in China for The Unbound Collection by Hyatt as the brand expands its footprint globally in markets that matter most to guests and World of Hyatt members.
“We are very excited to welcome guests to experience an extraordinary journey at Grand WUJI Hotel,” said Mr. Jenkin Li, general manager of the hotel. “At Grand WUJI Hotel, the essence of a healthy lifestyle is integrated into every detail of the guest experience. The result is a revitalizing sanctuary that nourishes mind, body and soul, filled with the cultural heritage of Nanjing, the ancient capital of the Six Dynasties in China.”
Previously known as The Yovoy Hotel, Grand WUJI Hotel’s name references the concept of five seasons in Mandarin - spring, summer, long summer, autumn, winter, known as “WUJI.” WUJI is the foundation for the guest experience, which is inspired by a deep sense of personal wellbeing and traditional Chinese medicinal culture. The hotel spans an area of 333,681 square feet (31,000 square meters), with a total construction area of 871,876 square feet (81,000 square meters). Constructed according to national environmental standards, the four free-standing buildings are linked by an expansive central garden where guests can discover soothing spaces for meditation, outdoor yoga and Tai Chi. Exterior greenery makes the hotel appear to be floating in its surrounding urban environment and extends indoors blurring the lines between nature and living areas. The simple but dramatic interiors impart a story-worthy Oriental Zen minimalism with natural woods, textured stone and a muted earthen color palette creating a refreshing ambience.
Five Seasons Dining
Chefs at the hotel’s four distinct restaurants focus on creating balanced, seasonal menus filled with nourishing and healing ingredients for guests.
LVQI Lobby Bar is an ideal place for taking in the seasonally changing waterscape of the inner lobby while enjoying Chinese-style high tea and brewed tonics accompanied by the soulful melodies of the ancient Chinese zither. Jia Shu has the distinction of being the first vegan restaurant in a Nanjing luxury hotel. Jade Court features new Cantonese cuisine and classic Huaiyang dishes, with views from the private balconies in each of the six private dining rooms. Five Tastes is an all-day restaurant with garden views and fresh seasonal ingredients and flavors from around the world.
Guestrooms Designed for Wellbeing
Guests can enjoy a modern yet elegant residential environment that is enriched with Chinese design elements in the 272 guestrooms, including 56 suites. Most rooms feature a ‘health corner’ with a Chinese-style daybed for tea and peaceful meditation. Each suite is also equipped with a smart mirror that automatically synchronizes with a scale to offer guests personalized health data. The music playing through the audio system in guestrooms is adjusted according to the five seasons.
Meetings and Events
Accessed via a private entrance, nearly 32,291 square feet (3,000 square meters) of meeting venues host a variety of conferences, special events and weddings, supported by a professional events team. The 12,916-square-foot (1,200-square-meter) Five Season Banquet Hall can accommodate up to 1,200 people and features a 538-square-foot (50-square-meter) LED screen for presentations. Six multifunctional conference rooms provide elegant spaces for small and medium-sized meetings and banquets.
Weddings held in the inner courtyard are filled with scented osmanthus trees, leading out to an expansive lawn offering a scenic setting for photography. Beyond the usual high-end event amenities, including complimentary high-speed internet and advanced audio-visual equipment, unique health amenities for conference attendees include customized seasonal menus and activities such as Tai Chi, yoga and meditation to help relax, focus and motivate.
At the 24/7 fitness center with Technogym equipment, guests can benefit from a comprehensive health assessment and join in energy-boosting workouts in the 2,152-square-foot (200-square-meter) Energy Room or indoor heated swimming pool overlooking the garden. Guests are also encouraged to explore a deep sense of mindfulness and balance through cultural activities, such as traditional Chinese tea ceremonies in the Zen Tea Room.
To provide World of Hyatt members with even more ways to be rewarded, members can now earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights stayed at Grand WUJI Hotel from September 22, 2020 to December 31, 2020, as part of World of Hyatt’s ‘500 Reasons To Stay Somewhere New’ offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at the World of Hyatt website. No registration is required, and members can earn on top of other offers.
Terms and Conditions
The offer is valid for 500 Bonus Points for each qualifying night stayed by World of Hyatt members in good standing during a hotel’s offer period at participating hotels and resorts. The offer is valid at participating hotels and resorts for stays with a checkout date during each hotel’s offer period. For each hotel’s offer period, visit World of Hyatt website. To be eligible for this offer, guest must be a World of Hyatt member in good standing at the time of reservation and stay. Stay at a participating hotel with a checkout date during that hotel’s offer period, provide the World of Hyatt membership number at time of check-in, and either pay an Eligible Rate or redeem a free night award. An “Eligible Rate” and “Ineligible Rate” are defined in the World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions. Only one point bonus may be earned per member, per stay, regardless of the number of rooms booked. Only the room occupied by the member will count toward this offer. Two or more consecutive nights at the same hotel will be deemed one stay. All points awarded under this offer are Bonus Points. This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program. Please allow 3-4 weeks after travel is completed for World of Hyatt Bonus Points to be credited to your Account. To join World of Hyatt, visit worldofhyatt.com. Qualifying nights will automatically be tracked when you provide your World of Hyatt membership number at check-in. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages, or special rate programs. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice. The trademarks Hyatt®, World of Hyatt®, and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. © 2020 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
For more information, please visit the Grand WUJI Hotel.
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About The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
More than a compilation of independent, one-of-a-kind hotels, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a thoughtful curation of stories worth collecting. Whether it’s a modern marvel, a historic gem or a revitalizing retreat, each property provides thought-provoking environments and experiences that inspire for guests seeking elevated yet unscripted service when they travel. For a full list of hotels in the collection, visit the website. Follow @UnboundxHyatt on Facebook and Instagram and tag your photos with #TellYourTale.
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Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company offering 21 premier brands. As of June 30, 2020, the Company's portfolio included more than 900 hotel, all-inclusive, and wellness resort properties in 65 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top employees, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, UrCove, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit the Hyatt website.
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