The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, has announced it will open The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha, an elegant and iconic property that will rise high above the Xiangjiang River in the epicenter of where urban culture and commerce meet 3,000 years of history.
The graceful landmark, invested by China Jinmao Holding Group Limited, designed by Callison RTKL and offering 310 spacious guest rooms — including 6 suites and an expansive 270-square-meter Presidential Suite – is scheduled to open September 28, 2016.
“We are excited that China Jinmao is able to bring one of the world’s finest hotel brands to the uniquely charming and historic city of Changsha,” said Mr. Su Jihua, General Manager of Jinmao Hotels, the owning company of The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha. “The first Luxury Collection hotel in Central China and the first international luxury branded hotel to open in Changsha over the years, The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha is an integral part of the Meixi Lake Zone in the city’s Two-Oriented Society Pilot District. China Jinmao is committed to leading the development of the high-tech industries in this internationalized service zone and contribute to Changsha’s economy growth.”
“The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha will offer an urban oasis of modern luxury where guests can enjoy serene river views, captivating culture and prime access to the city’s multilayered history,” explained Eddie Tang, general manager.
“Today, travelers are seeking truly unique experiences that can deliver treasured memories for themselves and their family. Every detail in this hotel – from building materials and finishes to the epicurean offerings – was carefully considered to evoke an authentic experience that reflects Changsha’s cultural heritage and natural beauty.”
Tao Yuanming’s famous poem “Journey to the Immortal of Peach Garden” is the inspiration for the hotel’s design. The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha takes guests on a journey from a lost paradise to a quiet urban oasis, capturing elements of Changsha’s glorious past, present and future.
All rooms and suites will offer breathtaking views of the city, the Meixi Lake and the stunning Meixi Lake International Cultural and Arts Center, a masterpiece by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The hotel sits in the Meixi Lake International New Town, a key component of the national Xiangjiang New Zone, completes with high-end residences and a full range of educational, cultural, and urban life infrastructures. The town also boasts a communication R&D center with heavy investment and an international health industrial park, setting a solid foundation for the region’s future growth. Guests of the new hotel – global explorers and business travelers alike – will discover stunning natural beauty, explore historical sites, enjoy upscale retail shopping, and visit new attractions such as the Meixi Lake International Cultural and Arts Center, which will open shortly after the opening of the hotel.
The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha, is the first luxury international brand in the city, and will present one-of-a-kind experiences through the Luxury Collection’s Golden Thread Concierge Services. A hallmark of the brand, the bespoke offering unlocks the cultural, historic and natural treasures of the region, including experiences such as a visit the all-female embroiderers who create exquisite Hunan Embroidery; pottery glazing in the Tungguan Kiln; participation as a player in the Hunan Huaju Drama or in a local television program.
The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha, is surrounded by breathtaking scenery including views of Lake Meixi and the majestic Yuelu Mountain. In the beautiful setting, guests will enjoy a relaxing suite of guest amenities that include a 25-meter heated indoor swimming pool, a 1,100-square-meter spa with 14 treatment rooms, four distinctive restaurants ranging from casual to elegant to entertaining, 2,700 square meters of flexible event space on the third level overlooking Meixi Lake including the 1,090-square-meter Jin Mao Grand Ballroom, meeting and board rooms.
The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha, is certain to be a culinary destination with four dining venues that cater to a broad range of tastes. The Lobby Bar on the first level will be a lively gathering place with a selection of signature cocktails, authentic teas as well as English afternoon tea service. The Field is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant on the first level. Inspired by Meixi Lake, The Field features a menu of local cuisine infused with international flavors and dishes which can be enjoyed while sitting indoor or outdoor, both options offering fantastic views of the lake. The Field will also feature a deli and bakery with daily specials and to-go items. Chic and Twist, a new concept for Changsha, is a stylish diner, bar and nightclub that will serve western steaks and sides along with cocktails. Following dinner service, guests can enjoy live and DJ music for late night dancing and socializing. The Peach Garden is The Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha’s signature Chinese restaurant that will bring to life the Journey to the Immortal of Peach Garden. Located on the second level, The Peach Garden features authentic Hunan cuisine with additional Cantonese dishes, each created with farm-fresh ingredients and indigenous flavors. The Peach Garden also offers 13 private dining rooms for small and large groups.
Changsha is an ancient city with a rich history that has influenced China and the world. As the capital city of Hunan Province, Changsha is its political, economic, scientific, educational, cultural and business center. It is known for gorgeous scenery and natural features, including the majestic Yuelu Mountain in the west and the Xiangjiang River that runs through Changsha. It is also the home to Yuelu Academy, founded in 967 and one of the oldest universities in the world. Changsha has evolved with the modern era, becoming an important creative center for TV and entertainment arts. The thriving entertainment industry has attracted a growing number of visitors from outside the region and around the world.
For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com/mexilake.