Wyndham Hotel Group has launched the Wyndham
Hotels and Resorts brand in China with the opening of the brandís
first property, a newly constructed, 588-room luxury hotel in
Xiamen. The new hotel also marks the
first Wyndham-branded hotel managed by Wyndham Hotel Management,
Inc. in the Asia Pacific region.
five-star Wyndham Xiamen hotel, owned by
Xiamen He Ping Li Hotel Ltd., features five food-and-beverage
outlets, 37,000 square feet of meeting space, a 2,658-square-foot
business center and diverse fitness facilities.
are honored to debut the Wyndham brand in China,Ē said Jeff
Wagoner, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts president. ďThis magnificent hotel
represents one of the very best the Wyndham brand has to offer and
demonstrates our commitment to developing similar luxurious hotels
According to Wagoner, the
introduction of the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand in China
fulfills a strategic objective to develop the chain and Wyndham
Hotel Management capabilities in Asia.
In a country
that revels in architectural excellence, the Wyndham Xiamen does
not disappoint, with a 66-foot-high waterfall; 23-foot-tall lobby
chandelier glistening with 882 large crystal drops and 88 light
bulbs; and the hotelís front face, which includes 460
energy-efficient lights that create a kaleidoscope of changing
colors and designs at night. Completing the decor is a
23-foot-high statue at the hotelís entrance named the Goddess of
Heping, representing an interpretation of the indigenous goddess
of the sea, Mazu, considered to be a protector of East Asian
fishermen and sailors.
Guest rooms include 161
suites, 216 non-smoking rooms and 130 serviced apartments, ranging
in size from 500 to 1,065 square feet, all with views of the ocean
or city skyline. The top five floors comprise the Wyndham Club,
with 90 executive rooms, library, business services, meeting room
and split-level lounge.
Each guest room features
high-speed Internet service, glass-design bathrooms with
separate shower and bath, feather-down bedding, 32-inch,
flat-screen LCD TVs, a safety deposit box with power to recharge
laptops while stored and nightly turndown service, room cleaning
and refreshed linens.
The centerpiece of the
meeting facilities is a 13,558-square-foot, pillarless grand
ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. The hotel has 11
additional meeting rooms for small- to medium-sized groups.
Services include state-of-the art meeting rooms, independent audio
visual facilities, internet access and translation equipment.
The business center offers four workstations with
internet access, facsimile machines, photocopiers and color laser
printers. A concierge is available to arrange city tours,
limousine service, same-day laundry and golf services at nearby
Wyndham Xiamenís fitness center features
an exercise room, indoor heated swimming pool and weight-lifting
equipment. Personal instructors and trainers are available to all
Five food-and-beverage outlets offer an
array of international cuisine, including an all-day restaurant,
Japanese restaurant, Chinese restaurant, lobby lounge and the
Wyndham Club lounge, which serves breakfast and drinks with a sea
The hotel staff represents 20 of Chinaís 34
provinces and speaks 19 Chinese dialects or languages and five
international languages. Hotel General Manager Dominique Galperti,
who has directed the hotel project, has more than 25 years of
hospitality experience in both Asia and Europe.
Located along the southeast coast of China, Xiamen is a key
gateway city and a favored destination for foreign investment. The
city has commercial links with Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Xiamen's primary economic activities include fishing,
shipbuilding, food processing, tanning, textiles, machine tools
manufacturing, chemical industries, financial and
Xiamen also is a
tourist city widely known for its seaport and coastline. The
city's tourist attractions include Gulangyu Island also known as
Piano Island, Nanputuo Temple, stores featuring local products
including tea leaves and sugar canes and water tours of the many
small islands that are clustered along the coast near the city.
Wyndham Hotel Group currently franchises 175
hotels and five brands throughout China.
other recent news regarding: