CHICAGO–(hospitalitybusinessnews.com)–Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan, the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Xiamen in Southern China. The business hotel is set to provide authentic and diversified experiences to business and leisure travelers from near and far.
“We are excited to welcome the Hyatt Regency brand to Xiamen,” said Christopher Koehler, vice president and managing director – operations, Hyatt in China. “The opening of this hotel is a great testament to Hyatt’s commitment to developing its brand footprint in places where our guests are increasingly travelling. With the support of the hotel’s owner, C&D Real Estate Corporation Limited, as well as the dedication of our colleagues, we are confident that Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan will become an exciting destination in the city and will make great contributions to the island’s growing financial services and tourism industry.”
The Hyatt Regency brand has been designed to connect today’s travelers to who and what matters most. Centrally located in the heart of Xiamen’s newly developed central business district, Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan is part of an upscale multi-functional complex that houses retail shops, restaurants, a cinema, and an office tower. The hotel is conveniently located nearby the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center, and is a few minutes drive from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and several major railway stations.
Guests visiting for leisure can enjoy a short stroll to Wuyuan Bay Wetland Park, one of the largest wetland ecological parks and known as “the green lung of the city of Xiamen,” or world-renowned tourist sites like Gulanyu and Nanputuo Temple.
Inspired by historic local culture, the hotel’s contemporary interiors are embellished with creative local touches, including Chinese window lattices, symbolic red walls and tiling elements throughout. The hotel’s spacious accommodation, premiere meeting facilities and intuitive services enable guests to make the most of their stay while traveling.
Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan offers 301 contemporary rooms and suites, ranging from 484-2,238 square feet (45-208 square meters). Each guestrooms offers warm colors, natural material and a blend of traditional Minnan and modern décor, as well as stunning views of Wuyuan Bay and the bustling cityscape, 48-inch LCD TVs, Bluetooth audio equipment, satellite TV channels, broadband, Wi-Fi Internet access, and ample bathrooms with separate bathtubs and rain showers.
Dining and Drinking
The restaurants at Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan build off the Hyatt Regency brand’s history of culinary excellence with four restaurants and a bar spanning the culinary globe. From authentic Chinese cuisine to fine European fare, the hotel provides multiple options for quick drinks, business lunches, intimate dinners, or casual dining experiences.
With 290 seats indoors and outdoors, Market Café is the hub of the dining scene at the hotel, serving an extensive buffet selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus an all-day à la carte menu with Asian, European, American, and local Chinese cuisines. Designed to resemble a vibrant marketplace, fresh seasonal ingredients are on display and chefs prepare dishes in the open show kitchens. A specially designed kid’s corner is available where a variety of stimulating educational toys and crafts are offered to children to play with while parents enjoy their meals. Children are also welcome to join in the cooking demonstration and make their own cookies to take back home.
Xiang Chinese Restaurant is the hotel’s signature specialty restaurant, offering Cantonese, Min and Teochew cuisines and a delicious array of Chinese-style desserts. Guests can also enjoy an exquisite selection of local Chinese teas, local rice wines, infused wines, and other Chinese liquors here. With large windows that open onto the kitchen, guests can also observe how their food is prepared while enjoying their meals. Seven private rooms are also available for guests who enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere.
Opening in March, Noodles will serve simple western comfort food and a variety of noodle dishes including authentic Chinese noodle soups, congees, Cantonese, and Fujian style dim-sum. The menu will reflect typical oriental street food culture. Guests will also be able to enjoy fried rice and a selection of local Xiamen dishes. Additionally, The Lounge will offer a large selection of premium coffees, herbal teas, healthy juices, cocktails, and wines, alongside afternoon tea and light snacks.
Events and Meetings
With more than 26,909 square feet (2,500 square meters) of flexible meeting and event facilities, and an outdoor lawn measuring over 2,152 square feet (200 square meters) adjacent to the outdoor swimming pool, the hotel provides thoughtfully designed spaces with the latest audiovisual and lighting solutions catering to all occasions – from weddings to social banquets, meetings to conferences.
The 26-foot (8-meter) high, 9,956 square foot (925 square meter) Regency Ballroom, with its 4,843 square foot (450 square meter) foyer, can accommodate up to 600 guests, making it a great place for large events and special celebrations. Eight individual event rooms, ranging from 645 to 1,722 square feet (60 to 160 square meters) and a 538 square foot (50 square meter) VIP room are well fitted for board meetings or intimate gatherings. In addition, a 538 square foot (50 square meter) bridal room offers a private dressing space.
Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan provides guests with ample options to refresh and re-energize, including a scenic jogging route along the beautiful Wuyuan Bay Wetland Park, an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour gym with studio spaces and fitness classes.
“It is very exciting for everyone here at Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan to welcome our guests to experience the authentic hospitality for which the Hyatt Regency brand is known. The hotel has been thoughtfully designed to make guests feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed, so that they can socialize, connect and celebrate any occasion with us,” said Mr. Eugene Pak, general manager of Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan. “Xiamen has long been the one of the most important international ports in Southern China and is well known for its entrepreneurial spirit. We are extremely proud to be part of this bustling community, and we hope the hotel will become a new go-to destination in Xiamen.”