JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts opens JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou Towers as tallest hotel in central China
September 10, 2014: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has expanded its luxury portfolio in China with the unveiling of the 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou in Henan Province. Marriott International manages this landmark hotel under a long-term agreement with the owner partners, Henan Greenland Zhongyuan Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Greenland Business Group Co., Ltd.
This new hotel is located on the top floors of the Millennium Royal Plaza, which is in the CBD of Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province as well as an important transportation hub in China. The 60-floor Millennium Royal Plaza stands at 280 meters and is the tallest building in Central China. The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is the first Marriott property in Henan as well as the seventh JW Marriott hotel in the Greater China region.
Simon Cooper, President & Managing Director of Marriott International Asia, said, “This is a significant property as it is our first hotel in Zhengzhou which is an important transportation, business and convention hub in central China. Also it is another proof of the growing popularity of our JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in this market. We are on the course of opening new JW Marriott hotels in Macao, Chongqing, Kunming and Shenzhen over the next 12 months.”
The design of Millennium Royal Plaza was inspired by the Songyue Pagoda, a cultural relic that was built approximately 1,500 years ago. The aluminum exterior’s sunscreens give the structure its distinctive pagoda-shape. The sunscreens also maximize the amount of daylight entering the building while reducing glare and solar heat gain. The hotel’s interior design reflects the hotel’s location with subtle brown metal celebrating the historic importance of bronze, and pale greens representing high quality jade artifacts that were produced in the region through dynasties.
Zhengzhou has a rich 5,000-year history with several UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the world famous Shaolin Temple. The rooms of the hotel are located from the 41st to the 55th floor, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the city. The hotel’s dining experiences on the 38th and 39th floors include The Grill, specializing in both Chinese and Western dishes made from seafood and beef; Man Ho, featuring Cantonese classics as well as Henan and Sichuan delicacies; and Zhengzhou Kitchen, a buffet boasting dedicated Western, Chinese and Japanese live-cooking sections. The Lounge – borrowing inspiration from the building’s height – features the “tallest tea” in the city, a four-tier stand filled with delectable treats.
The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou offers more than 2,500 square meters of stunning function and event space, including the 1,000 sq mtr JW Grand Ballroom with an LED wall panel, six meeting rooms – each with natural daylight – and a spacious pre-function ballroom foyer.