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With China’s growing demand for accommodation options, hoteliers have been quick to jump in on the action. And although 2018 has seen plenty of unique hotels come onto the scene, there is still plenty to look forward to before the end of the year.
Here are four of our favorite new hotels arriving in China just in time for 2019.
The Shanghai Edition, ShanghaiLast month, Marriott International’s Edition Hotels brand — a portfolio of luxury boutique properties — unveiled The Shanghai Edition, a swanky property located just five minutes from The Bund, the city’s popular waterfront area. The 145-room property is composed of two separate towers and features unobstructed views of People’s Square and the Pudong skyline from many of its guestrooms and suites.
Meanwhile, interiors are dressed with imported Anichini linens and custom-made furniture, and luxury bathrooms have enclosed rain showers. Additional highlights include a signature Japanese restaurant, a Cantonese dining venue, three lounge bars and two rooftop bars.
Radisson Ningbo Beilun, NingboOpening next month, Radisson Ningbo Beilun, the brand’s fourth property in China, will stand in an enviable location in the fast-growing port city of Ningbo in China’s eastern Zhejiang province. Guests looking to explore this stretch of China’s coast will enjoy the property’s location, which is just a short drive from several popular attractions, including Jiufeng Mountain and the ancient Asoka Temple.
The 21-story hotel will feature 230 guestrooms and suites with upscale amenities and ample work space, appealing to business and leisure travelers alike. The property will also offer an all-day dining restaurant and a Chinese restaurant specializing in traditional Ningbo cuisine, as well as a lobby lounge and an executive lounge.
1 Hotel Haitang Bay, Hainan IslandOn the southern end of Hainan, an island province located on China’s southernmost point and often referred to as a tropical paradise, the wellness-focused 1 Hotel Haitang Bay will open at year’s end. The 280-room resort will be 1 Hotels’ first international property (the brand currently operates in New York and South Beach, Miami) and will feature three sky villas and 15,000 square feet of restaurants and lounges.
Designed to operate in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner — like all of 1 Hotels’ properties — 1 Hotel Haitang Bay will include an on-site farm that will provide fresh, organic produce for its restaurants, lounges and event spaces. The resort is also expected to become a popular destination for wellness travelers and is equipped with a 1 Hotels’ signature organic spa as well as an expansive fitness center and pool.
The PuXuan Hotel and Spa, BeijingAt the end of this year, China-based Urban Resort Concepts will continue to expand its brand of luxury hotels in Asia with the debut of The PuXuan Hotel and Spa, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Nestled between Beijing’s Forbidden City and WangFujing, a major commercial and shopping district in the city, the resort will host guests in a venue that reflects its natural and historic surroundings.
The 116-room property will feature a club lounge that will take on the appearance of a personalized townhouse apartment; the health- and wellness-focused UR Spa; and a state-of-the-art gym and “movement studio.” Another highlight of the property: Its many dining options will range from casual to fine dining and include a tea room and French- and Cantonese-style restaurants.