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The 491-room Grand Hyatt Shenzhen Opens in Southern China
CHICAGO - December 1, 2009 - Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced today the opening of Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, the newest addition to its world class Grand Hyatt portfolio. A part of the prestigious City Crossing complex, Grand Hyatt Shenzhen is the only luxury hotel in Shenzhen in a mixed-used commercial development. It is located alongside MixC, the city’s largest shopping mall, which houses the greatest number of international luxury brand retailers in China, an Olympic-sized skating rink, and Park Lane Manor, the most exclusive residential property in Shenzhen.
Located in Luohu District – Shenzhen’s financial and trading center – Grand Hyatt Shenzhen is only a five-minute drive from the Hong Kong border and Luohu Station, 10 minutes from the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, 20 minutes from Huanggang Port, and approximately 40 minutes from Shenzhen International Airport.
The hotel is housed in a distinctive 38-story crested building, where the top seven glass-encased floors create an illuminated ‘lantern’ at nightfall, offering magnificent, panoramic views of Shenzhen, the CRC Building, the iconic 384-meter-high Diwang Building, one of the tallest buildings in China, and the green mountains of northern Hong Kong. With mezzanine floors creating multi-story open shafts, the lantern is a dynamic entertainment hub at the building’s summit, housing the contemporary art-filled Sky Lobby, the only sky lobby in Shenzhen, as well as many of the hotel’s innovative dining destinations.
Restaurants and Bars
China Lodge, located on floors 35 and 36, is comprised of 14 premium private dining suites, which cater to parties between eight and 22 guests. Menus are customized using the freshest seasonal ingredients, prepared in traditional Cantonese and Northern Chinese style, and complemented by an extensive wine and tea selection.
On the 33rd floor, adjacent to the Sky Lobby, The Lounge is Grand Hyatt Shenzhen’s main gathering space and will offer refreshments, light snacks and evening cocktails throughout the day. On the floor below, The Show Kitchen offers four distinctive open kitchens - Asian, Japanese, Western and Seafood - allowing guests to dine among the live culinary action creating an interactive restaurant experience. The venue seats 226 and includes a 10-seat private room.
1881, located on the ground floor is a contemporary, but casual, 169-seat venue with four private dining rooms. Equipped with wood-fired duck ovens, 1881 offers a unique ‘dining in the kitchen’ atmosphere with a specialty in Northern Chinese cuisine, serving dishes such as Peking duck, beggar’s chicken and dumplings.
Nearby, La Terrazza is a stylish 158-seat trattoria featuring an outdoor terrace and a rustic wood-fired pizza oven, serving made-to-order pizza as well as handmade pasta and traditional Italian antipasti. Adjacent is Sugar Box, a patisserie with alfresco seating, offering homemade chocolates, cakes, pastries and light meals.
Meetings and Events
The Salon du Theatre, translating to ‘show kitchen’, is one of the first meeting spaces of its kind in the area. Measuring 468 square meters (5,038 sq ft), the pillar-less ballroom incorporates an open show kitchen where up to 16 chefs can perform live culinary action in view of guests, for a unique banqueting experience. Salon du Theatre can cater up to 645 guests, theatre-style, or 360 guests for a banquet. With both ballrooms, pre-event cocktails can be taken on private outdoor terraces.
For organizers of more intimate, exclusive events, The Mansion on the ground floor and 1st floor is a unique, split-level venue covering 1,000 square meters (10,764 sq ft) that has been designed to resemble a stately home. Events can also be held in any of the six private rooms or in the loft kitchen, which all benefit from natural light.
Those who enjoy a more leisurely approach to unwinding may prefer Shui Xiang, a Hyatt Pure™ spa, also on the 3rd floor. Shui Xiang translates as ‘water village’ and the expansive 3,132 square meter (33,713 sq ft) spa has been created in traditional open-air hutong (Chinese courtyard residences separated by narrow alleyways) style, with 13 individual spa ‘houses’ circling a central water feature. The majority of the houses feature private outdoor terraces. Each spa suite contains a private lounge area, bathroom, shower room and therapist’s pantry.
Nine of the suites feature private steam rooms with a heated treatment bed and four have outdoor bathtubs. There is also a foot reflexology area with three private rooms.
The highlight of the guestroom is the spacious, spa-style marble bathroom, housing an over-sized rain-shower and separate bathtub. When privacy is desired, the bathroom’s glass sliding doors frost over, automatically, when closed. Equally hi-tech is the main room, which is equipped with automatic time-controlled curtains, a self-contained workstation with wireless, high-speed Internet access, a multi-channel 40-inch LED television and DVD player, an iPod® docking station, and dual phone-lines with voicemail.
Those travelers who require more exclusive accommodation may opt for
one of the hotel’s Grand Club rooms spanning floors 22 to 31, which allow
access to the Grand Club Lounge on the 25th floor. Grand Club guests are
offered complimentary continental breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening
canapés, and cocktails, as well as one-hour complimentary use of
a private boardroom.
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