Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, Beijing’s first European hospitality pioneer, unveils the transformation of its 480 new rooms and suites, including a Western and Oriental Presidential Suite, a new and large Executive Lounge, and a new all-day dining outlet, after the most substantial renovation in its 26-year history. The first phase of the USD 30-million 480-room renovation brings international leisure and business guests timeless elegance while providing Beijing a rejuvenated complex that aims at reinterpreting European luxury in modern China. The hotel has long been a preferred local destination for high-level diplomatic and embassy events, official government summits and state visits.
“Kempinski has gone to great lengths in its renovation to blend the hotel’s dual heritage: European, as Kempinski Hotels have been hoteliers since 1897, and Chinese, as this has been the first Kempinski hotel in China,” said Managing Director Brice Péan. “From the moment new-age business travelers walk into our property, they’ll know it’s a Kempinski, not just because of the service, but also from its commitment to elegant, well-rounded performances in everything we do.”
About the New Rooms and Suites
The new portfolio of rooms and suites displays a decor that aims to convey the contemporary elegance of China and its cultural influence. European sandy, classical beige colors and hues adorn the walls and furniture, while art pieces, antique decorations, and colorful vases add breathtaking brushstrokes of Asian identity. Upgrades include bathroom glass walls with pixilated partitions (Magic Mirrors), heated towel racks and ground coffee machine stations in the Executive Floor rooms. Mirrors subtly outline windows and walls to accentuate a greater sense of space and tranquility. The two Presidential Suites are decorated with authentic Chinese artwork and feature bathrooms with a view out across the city. Additional upgrades include high-speed Wi-Fi connection and new homemade welcome amenities like assorted desserts made from seasonal fruits, macaroons and mousse pralines. Healthier options like homemade muesli bars and fresh-squeezed orange juice are available upon request.
“Since it opened in 1992, Kempinski Hotel Beijing has dedicated itself to pioneering the newest in excellent performances. This relaunch signifies the strengthening commitment to impeccable personal service as well,” continues Brice Péan. “Along with the physical aspects of the renovation, the hotel now offers many software upgrades like the all-digital PressReader, where guests can access most newspapers around the world. Additionally, our new instant messaging service provides guests with the convenience of booking a table, ordering in-room service, and requesting a delivery of amenities, through Facebook or WeChat’s instant messaging from the palm of their hand. Deluxe rooms and above will find Shanghai Tang amenities, while our Presidential Suite guests will enjoy Hermès amenities, giveaways and Stenders bath salts. From the various choices of amenities being offered, to the number of scents guests can choose from, rewards and benefits for the top-tier guests are always evolving just as the list is growing.”
New Executive Lounge Haven
A haven for the business-minded traveler, all Executive Floor guests can now experience the new Executive Lounge 15. Perched among the hotel’s top floors and overseeing Beijing’s city skyline, the lounge offers everything from an open kitchen breakfast buffet with a live-cooking station to afternoon tea, happy hour, and dinner. The Executive Floor provides business travelers with the ability to print, copy, use computers, and make use of the conference room. Adding to the Executive Floor flair and sense of personalized service is the access to a private butler, on call 24/7. All of the hotel’s butlers have undergone a special training by the Dutch Royal Butler program.