BEIJING, China – The unveiling of Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing marks the completion of Kempinski’s largest development in China – Beijing’s new Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island destination.
The destination comprises a total of 14 hotels located on the lakeshore and on Yanqi Island, 14,069 square meters of meeting space, a conference center, 14 restaurants and bars, 14 spas, a private marina, and a nine-story pagoda.
The gradual opening of each facility began on 17 November 2014 , six days after the final meeting of APEC China 2014 was held on Yanqi Island .
The luxury Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing , which has 306 guest rooms and suites spread across 21 floors, required two years of work with more than 9,300 construction workers.
‘Is this the most incredible hotel to open this year?’ — CNN. ‘Could a stay bring you fortune?’ — UK Daily Mail. ‘The Sunrise Kempinski Hotel is worth the trip to China alone’ — The Huffington Post. Over the past year and still ongoing, Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing continues to surprise the global community with its unique facilities, architecture and its positioning on the market as a MICE and leisure destination.
‘Since we opened our facilities on Yanqi Island , we have already to date, hosted numerous large-scale meetings by multinational companies. In 2015, the bulk of our MICE business will come from the automobile, pharmaceutical and technology industries,’ says Brice Péan, General Manager of Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island .
P e an adds, ‘MICE organizers and delegates are already pleasantly surprised by how we have changed the whole MICE landscape in Beijing with the vast unique options that we have to offer, be it on land, by the lake, on the water, or by the mountain. We are also working in partnership with unique service providers such as helicopter services, e-yacht services and hot air balloon services to offer our guests unique and luxurious experiences.
‘Our weekend leisure business will come from neighboring domestic travelers as well as local residents and local expatriates in Beijing .’
The hotel is situated in the heart of Yanqi Lake which is a beautiful scenic site located at the foot of the Yan Mountains, surrounded by a variety of attractions including the Mutianyu Great Wall, Hongluo Temple, Qinglong Gorge and Baiquan Mountain . In 2014, just Mutianyu Great Wall alone, which is only about 30 minutes’ drive away from Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing , attracted over 2.79 million visitors. Activities available nearby include water sport, golfing, horseback riding, and skiing.
Architecture Concept, Structure Design and Sustainability
Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing is designed by Shanghai Huadu Architect Design Company.
The architecture concept is from the idea of ‘oriental sunrise’, emphasizing the integration of the nature and the building, whilst introducing the ‘architecture language’ for the hotel by using 20 vertical warps, representing cooperation and harmony.
The main structure system is a combination of mixed structure system which utilizes concrete-filled tubular column together with steel beams, and a concrete core. The whole building is supported both vertically and horizontally by the concrete core with steel structure beams within. Combining the horizontal and vertical frames, the lantern-shaped structure system not only fulfills a structure that can withstand up to a level eight earthquake, but also creates the ‘sunrise’ design of the building.
Compared to a normal single tower building, each floor area gets an extra 25% of natural daylight. Four-layered low-E glazing system is used to ensure indoor temperature comfort. The ventilation pipes, which are installed within the vertical bars on the façade, direct fresh air through the perforated aluminum panels.
Wine & Dine
Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing offers multiple dining options at its nine restaurants and bars: Elements, an all-day dining restaurant with open interactive cooking stations, features an extensive menu of international cuisines; Paulaner Bräuhaus, with a microbrewery, serves freshly-brewed German beer and authentic Bavarian dishes; The View’s Bar, located on the top floor of the hotel, offers a trendy menu of canapés, cocktails, premium whiskies, wine and a Cuban cigar selection; Magnolia, a modern, stylish Chinese restaurant that incorporates various Chinese cooking techniques and offers Cantonese, Beijing , Huiayang and Sichuan -inspired cuisines; Kempi Deli, a European bakery, offers traditional freshly-baked cakes and breads as well a home-made sausages and cold cuts from the butchery; The Lounge is the preferred venue to relax and savor European-style afternoon tea, sip authentic Chinese tea or enjoy refreshing cocktails and champagne; The Tea House features traditional, elegantly-decorated semi-private rooms and only the finest teas are served by the Tea Masters; The Sip Juice Bar, located next to the gymnasium, offers well-balanced juices and healthy snacks for health-conscious guests; The Executive Lounge offers executive privileges including express check-in and check-out, daily breakfast buffet and evening cocktails with canapés.
The hotel’s 1,850-square-metre, pillar-free Kempinski Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 1,400 delegates in a theatre set-up. For smaller-scale events, the ballroom can be divided into three separate ballrooms. The pre-function area spans 1,200 square meters. There are a total of 12 meeting rooms ranging from 57 to 156 square meters. From traditional ballrooms, to outdoor setting by the lake, or on a boat, there is a host of options for MICE planners and delegates.
Kempinski The Spa & Fitness Facilities
Treatments at Kempinski The Spa is a journey inspired by the European cycle of the seasons. Drawing on the elemental wisdom of nature, the uniquely-designed treatments both invoke and restore the body’s natural equilibrium. Fitness facilities include outdoor tennis courts, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a 26-metre swimming pool, as well as relaxation areas, hot and cold plunge pools, saunas, and steam rooms.
Kempinski Kids Club
For the precious little ones, the Kempinski Kids Club at Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing offers Kids Club services including babysitting service, and activities such as good morning exercise, pool fun and swimming lessons and face painting.