Marriott International, Inc.
will introduce two of its luxury hotel brands in Beijing in 2007 under a
management agreement announced today by Beijing Guohua Real Estate Co.,
Ltd. Located on the eastern edge of the city’s Central Business District on
Changan Avenue, Beijing’s most famous thoroughfare, the hotels are the
320- room The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing and the 591-room JW Marriott Hotel
Beijing. Both properties will be part of a massive development complex
that will include more than 230,000 square meters of office space, eight
residential towers, 160,000 square meters of retail shopping space and a
large park and sports center. Construction on both hotels is expected to
start later this year.
“We are truly delighted to have this opportunity to further grow our
lodging portfolio in China,” said William J. Shaw, president and chief
operating officer for Marriott International. “These two hotels will be
sensational, and we are honored to have Beijing Guohua Real Estate Co. as
our partner in this impressive project.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing
For dining and entertainment, The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing will have three
restaurants, including a cafe, a Chinese restaurant offering six private
dining rooms and a specialty restaurant with one private dining room.
Additionally, the hotel will have a lobby lounge and The Ritz-Carlton Bar.
Recreational facilities will include an indoor swimming pool, a health
club and a spa with six treatment rooms. Other amenities will include an
executive level and Club Lounge, a business center, a gift shop and a
For meetings and social events, The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing will have 1,245
square meters of flexible conference space, including a 700-square-meter
ballroom, divisible into three sections; two 160-square-meter meeting
rooms that will each be divisible into two sections; two additional
conference rooms and a board room.
The JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
For dining and entertainment, the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing will have
three restaurants, including a cafe that will offer a permanent grand
buffet; a Chinese restaurant with 10 private dining rooms; and a specialty
restaurant with one private dining room. The hotel will also offer a lobby
lounge and a quiet bar.
Recreational amenities will include an indoor swimming pool, a health club
and a spa with eight treatment rooms. Other planned amenities include an
executive level and lounge, a gift shop, a bakery shop, a concierge desk;
and a business center.
For social events and conferences, the hotel will have 2,255 square meters
of flexible meeting space, including a 1,200-square-meter grand ballroom,
divisible into five sections; a junior ballroom, divisible into two
sections; two 130-square-meter meeting rooms, each of which will be
divisible into two sections; five individual meeting rooms offering 75
square meters of space each; and a board room. One of the largest hotel
operators in China, Marriott International is currently represented in the
country by 34 hotels, including its Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott,
Renaissance, Marriott Executive Apartments, Courtyard by Marriott, Ramada
International and New World lodging brands. Six hotels are currently under
construction and will open over the next 24 months in Wuyishan, Tianjin,
Wuhan, Suzhou and Beijing. Additionally, the company’s first Marriott
resort in China will open in June in Sanya.
In Beijing, Marriott International is represented today by the 155-room
Beijing Marriott West, the 212-room Renaissance Beijing Hotel and the
293-room New World Courtyard Beijing.
In China and Hong Kong, Marriott International currently operates 34
hotels across all brands.