Wyndham Hotel Group, has launched in China with the opening of its first branded property, a newly built 588-room luxury hotel.Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest U.S. based hotel company in China, currently franchising 175 hotels and five brands throughout the country. This also marks the first Wyndham-branded hotel managed by Wyndham Hotel Management, Inc. in the Asia Pacific region.
The 26-floor, five-star Wyndham Xiamen hotel, owned by Xiamen He Ping Li Hotel Ltd., features five food-and-beverage outlets, 3,450 square metres of meeting space, a 247-square-meter business center and diverse fitness facilities.
Situated in the heart of Xiamen’s booming business and shopping district, the Wyndham Xiamen overlooks the majestic Gulangyu Island also known as “Piano Island.”
“We are honored to debut the Wyndham brand in China,” said Jeff Wagoner, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts president. “This magnificent hotel represents one of the very best the Wyndham brand has to offer and demonstrates our commitment to developing similar luxurious hotels throughout Asia.”
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 Group Management capabilities in Asia.
In a country that revels in architectural excellence, the Wyndham Xiamen does not disappoint, with a 20-metre-high waterfall; 7-metre-tall lobby chandelier glistening with 882 large crystal drops and 88 light bulbs; and the hotel’s front face, which includes 460 energy-efficient lights that create a kaleidoscope of changing colors and designs at night. Completing the decor is a 7-metre high statue at the hotel’s 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 46 square metres to 99 square metres, 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.