JW Marriott Beijing Opens

Marriott International marks its 3000th property

By: Marissa Tinloy

Marking its milestone 3000th worldwide property, Marriott International recently opened the doors at a new flagship location in Beijing, China. The JW Marriott Beijing is located in the heart of the capital city at the new China Central Place.

The luxury complex is found just east of Beijing’s ever growing business district, where the new 588-room hotel and the soon to open Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, anchor a collection of amenities that appeal to visitors and locals alike. The China Central Place offers high-end office space; eight residential towers; luxury brand retail shops; green areas; and a sports center.

Amidst this innovative setting, the 23-story JW Marriott proffers 549 deluxe and executive guestrooms, 39 suites, three diverse restaurants and the award-winning Quan Spa.

Designed by the world-renowned Kohn Pederson Fox Architects, the distinctive exterior of the building looks out on a serene garden to the south, and the bustling China Central Place and Chaoyang Park to the north. Inside, Hirsch Bender Associates designed a modern collection of international contemporary art, including post-modern paintings, sculptures and photographs.

Each guestroom has been decorated with subtle sophistication and includes high-tech amenities, such as a 42-inch flat-screen LCD TV, as well as a DVD player with USB connectivity to allow guests to play personal audio and video selections or review laptop files on the large LCD screen. Even the bathrooms are equipped with an LCD screen above the bath.

For dining and entertainment, the JW Marriott Hotel provides three unique cuisine experiences. The Asia Bistro offers gourmet Asian food with live cooking stations and an open kitchen area. The Pinot Brasserie fuses traditional French dishes with a contemporary atmosphere. The Cru Steakhouse is known for its wine, meat and fresh seafood. For nightlife, the Loong Bar and Lobby Lounge have live music and cocktails.

The Quan Spa, an award-winning feature with only five worldwide, features exclusive therapies and treatments and ten unique treatment rooms. With a wide-range of massage, facial and body therapies, the Quan Spa is best-known for its Marine Detox and Ocean Rainshower Body Treatment.

The JW Marriott provides an Executive Lounge on the 20th floor, a 24-hour business center, adaptable function space and a Grand Ballroom.

“We are thrilled by the opening of this flagship JW Marriott Hotel in Beijing,” said Geoff Garside, executive vice president for Marriott’s Asia-Pacific region. “The JW Marriott Brand is synonymous with luxury and service, and we look forward to welcoming our guests and being part of this vibrant community.”