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BEIJING, Feb. 19, 2014 -- European luxury hotel company Kempinski's largest property in China will be unveiled in May 2014. The development, set on 14-square-kilometre grounds in the heart of scenic Yanqi Lake, Beijing, includes a total of 595 guestrooms and suites with 306 rooms at Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing, located on the main land, as well as 111 rooms at the State Guest House and 178 rooms spread across 12 Boutique Hotels, on a private island. Its 14,069 square metres of meeting space, including a 8,277-square-metre Conference Centre, and ample out-door event space amidst beautifully landscaped natural gardens, offer meeting planners a brand-new exciting option of a fully-integrated MICE destination in Beijing. 

The resort's culinary team is on a mission to provide Yanqi Lake's local community and travellers a combination of luxurious European hospitality and Chinese tradition. At the venue's culinary hub of 14 food and beverage establishments including German restaurant and bar, Paulaner Brauhaus, guests will be spoilt for choice by the many cuisines on offer, ranging from various types of Chinese to authentic European recipes, imported cheeses, cold cuts, sausages, traditional and freshly-baked breads, wine and cigars. 

Leisure facilities include marina, 18-hole golf course, Kempinski The Spa, recreational and fitness facilities, and a Kid's Club. Guests seeking outdoor activities will not be disappointed with various options available.

Wedding couples will value the resort's beauty with its surroundings embraced by views of the Mutianyu Great Wall, Yanshan Mountain, natural gardens and tranquil waters, offering a romantic and nostalgic setting for a majestic wedding.

'Witness the marriage of beauty and nature by our world renowned designers - DiLeonardo, Wilson Associates, Rockwellgroup and Hirsch Bedner Associates, where sustainability and ecological values remain their core consideration when choosing materials and construction techniques,' says general manager Brice Pean. 'Electricity is supplied from green hydroelectric power, lighting consists of LED systems and eco-friendly products are used throughout our resort.' 

Far from monotonous, no two buildings are alike. Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing embodies the shape of the rising sun and symbolises harmony, unity and infinity whilst the State Guest House is designed with a combination of natural elements and exudes the richness of diverse world culture gathering in one harmonious place. The 12 Boutique Hotels blend contemporary and traditional design with thematic decor, such as Chinese Imperial Gardens of Beijing and 'Siheyuan' - a traditional courtyard combined with modern elements. 

Be it dining with loved ones, entertaining business associates, hosting a meeting or staging a global summit, celebrating a large or intimate wedding, or a weekend city escape with the family, the facilities at Yanqi Lake Kempinski offer guests a surprising change from their traditional experience at a resort hotel. 

'In February 2014, we will begin our mass recruitment where our project will offer employment opportunities to over 1,000 employees in Beijing,' added Pean. 'Our commitment to our staff is to train and equip them with the skills they need to reflect Kempinski's Remarkable European Flair . Our distinction is that Kempinski is the oldest luxury hotel company in Europe. Clearly the history and the heritage of Kempinski is what we deliver to our guests.'

The development is located approximately 45 kilometres north of Beijing Capital International airport, 60 kilometres north of Beijing's city centre and 25 kilometres from Mutianyu Great Wall.

About Yanqi Lake and its Environment

Yanqi Lake is a beautiful scenic site located at the foot of Yanshan Mountains, eight kilometres north of Huairou County. Spanning 65.78 hectares, Yanqi Lake is surrounded by a variety of trees including pine, poplar and willow. The island is also a natural habitat for various species, including rare migrant birds and geese, especially during spring and autumn. The name, Yanqi Lake literally translates as 'Swans Dwell on Lake'. 

Yanqi Lake draws multitudes of tourists every year. Mutianyu Great Wall, a favourite historical and cultural attraction, welcomed 2.79 million visitors in 2013.

Local authorities will implement air pollution control campaign in the Yanqi Lake area in early 2014. Significant measures range from population control and emission control, to the elimination of 'yellow label vehicles' and closing down of high energy-consumption enterprises. 

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About Kempinski

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe's oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski's rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world's largest alliance of independent hotels.

Contact: Elaine Chan, Director of Public Relations - Yanqi Lake Kempinski Hotel Beijing / +86 138 1074 7741

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