Marriott Plans Beijing Expansion With New 615-Room Hotel
Marriott will open its eleventh hotel in Beijing in 2008 under a management agreement reached with Beijing Huhua Real Estate Development Company.
When opened, the 19-story hotel will be called the Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall and will have 615 guest rooms.
Located at the intersection of the East Second Ring Road and the Beijing Railway Station East Road, the hotel will be part of a mixed-use development on a 9,000-square meter site about 1.5 kilometers west of the Beijing central business district and two kilometers east of Wangfujing, Beijing's main shopping district. Nearby are Beijing's renowned Ming Dynasty City Wall Ruins Park and the city's Embassy District in the Ritan Park area.
"We are very excited by the continued expansion of our portfolio in Beijing," said Ed Fuller, president and managing director of international lodging for Marriott International. "We are confident that the hotel's outstanding location coupled with the excellent design quality envisioned for the hotel will contribute greatly to its future success."
Guest rooms at the Beijing Marriott City Wall Hotel will be among the largest in the city, and all will feature bathrooms boasting separate showers and tubs.
For conferences and social events, the Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall will have 1,940 sqm of space including a 1,220-sqm ballroom that will be divisible into five sections, a 145-square meter meeting room that will be divisible into two sections; and six additional meeting rooms in varying configurations.
The Marriott International hotel portfolio in Beijing is currently represented by the 212-room Renaissance Beijing Hotel; the 293-room Courtyard by Marriott Beijing; the 444-room New World Jing Guang Hotel; the 155-room Beijing Marriott West; the 224-unit Marriott Executive Apartments Palm Spring Beijing, and the 256-room The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing Financial Street.
Under construction are the 258-room Courtyard by Marriott Beijing Northeast (and the 591-room JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, the 540-room Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel and the 320-room The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, all of which open in 2008.
(China Hospitality News)
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