Swire Hotels to open East Beijing
17 July 2012 12:54:35 GMT
Following the successful opening of East Hong Kong, from Swire Hotels in January 2010, East Beijing is to officially open at Indigo in Chaoyang District, Beijiing in late September 2012.
East Beijing is located in Jiangtai in the Chaoyang District of Beijing between the 4th and 5th Ring Roads and within INDIGO, a joint venture mixed-use development by Swire Properties Limited and Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited. Following The Opposite House at Sanlitun Village, East Beijing is Swire Hotels' second hotel in the capital and the fourth in Asia.
Only 15 minutes from the Beijing International Capital Airport, Jiangtai is one of the most attractive business addresses in Beijing. Its proximity to the city's CBD and Wangjing area, home to some of the most prestigious local and multinational corporations, makes the property ideal for business travellers. 798 Art District and Chaochangdi Art Zone are also conveniently in the neighbourhood.
EAST was created for business travellers looking for a relaxed, convenient and contemporary environment. It features a paperless check-in and check-out experience and a one-stop front-desk Guest Experence service team.
The hotel has 369 rooms, including 23 suites, offering Urban View rooms with panoramic scenes of Beijing's iconic downtown and Park View rooms overlooking a 17-hectare park under development, adjactent to the property. All rooms come equipped with a built-in array of international power-points, iPod touch technology and complimentary WiFi broadband internet access is available in-room and throughout the hotel. Facilities include Beast (Body by EAST) which includes a fully-equipped gym, a swimming pool and an outdoor splash pool. The executive floors and executive lounge, Upstairs, can be found on the 24th and 25th floors of the property. Dining and entertainment are highlighted by two restaurants, Feast (Food by EAST), an all day dining restaurant serving up international favourites and Hagaki, a Californian-inspired Japanese restaurant, while Xian is a multi-element bar, lounge and music venue on the ground floor.
The Workshop is EAST, Beijing's meeting and events space on the 3rd floor with the latest technology as well as a dedicated events team, plenty of break out space including an open kitchen area, a noodle bar and a candy wall for scheduled meals or impromptu snacks.
The hotel is connected to the INDIGO shopping mall and adjacent to ONE INDIGO, a Grade A office tower and will be connected to the Beijing Subway Line 14 in the future. "We're very excited about the opening of EAST, Beijing. Continuing with what we're doing in Hong Kong, our philosophy for the EAST brand is to create a lifestyle business hotel that is going to rejuvenate you when you are tired; energise you when you are in search of fun; and support you when it's time for business." said Brian Williams, Managing Director of Swire Hotels.