Zhengzhou, China—JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts today expanded its luxury portfolio in China with the unveiling of the 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou in Henan Province. Marriott International manages this landmark hotel under a long-term agreement with the owner partners, Greenland Group.
This new hotel is located on the top floors of the Millennium Royal Plaza, which is in the CBD of Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province as well as an important transportation hub in China. The 60-floor Millennium Royal Plaza stands at 280 meters and is the tallest building in Central China. The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is the first Marriott property in Henan as well as the seventh JW Marriott hotel in the Greater China region.
“Marriott International has already had several successful hotel projects with our owner partner Greenland in China. The opening of JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is another gem in this spectacular collection. We are most pleased to have the opportunity to manage such a magnificent hotel,” said Simon Cooper, president and managing director of Marriott International Asia. “This is a significant property as it is our first hotel in Zhengzhou which is an important transportation, business, and convention hub in central China. Also it is another proof of the growing popularity of our JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in this market. We are on the course of opening new JW Marriott hotels in Macao, Chongqing, Kunming, and Shenzhen over the next 12 months.”
The design of Millennium Royal Plaza was inspired by the Songyue Pagoda, a renowned cultural relic that was built approximately 1,500 years ago. The aluminum exterior’s sunscreens give the structure its distinctive pagoda-shape. The sunscreens also maximize the amount of daylight entering the building while reducing glare and solar heat gain. The hotel’s interior design reflects the hotel’s location with subtle brown metal celebrating the historic importance of bronze, and pale greens representing high quality jade artifacts that were produced in the region throughout the dynasties.
“We are honored to introduce this prestigious landmark hotel to the city that is impressively connected with Henan in so many ways,” said Frank Sanders, general manager of JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou. “Our hotel exemplifies the design, service, and cultural standards that have become synonymous with the JW Marriott brand. Our dramatic and distinctive architectural and interior features, exceptional culinary offerings, and passion for service excellence will result in a truly authentic and unique experience.”
Zhengzhou is an important transportation hub within China and Henan has a rich 5,000-year history. The city boasts several UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the world famous Shaolin Temple. The new hotel is ideally located in the heart of Zhengdong New District—the new center of Zhengzhou—and is positioned between the Zhengzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center and Henan Art Center. Due to its location, the JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is well poised to service both the upscale business and leisure travelers.
The new property features a total 416 guestrooms and suites located from the 41st to the 55th floor, each offering floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the city. All guestrooms feature JW Marriott bedding designed in collaboration with Todd-Avery Lenahan and ergonomic work spaces.
The hotel’s dining experiences on the 38th and 39th floors include The Grill, specializing in both Chinese and Western dishes; Man Ho, headed up by Executive Chef Wong from Hong Kong and featuring Cantonese classics as well as Henan and Sichuan delicacies; and Zhengzhou Kitchen, a buffet boasting dedicated Western, Chinese, and Japanese live-cooking sections. The Lounge—borrowing inspiration from the building’s height—features the “tallest tea” in the city, a four-tier stand filled with treats.
The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou offers more than 2,500 square meters of function and event space, including the 1,000 square meter JW Grand Ballroom with an LED wall panel, six meeting rooms—each with natural daylight—and a spacious pre-function ballroom foyer.