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Kempinski Signs Two More in China

Kempinski Hotels and Resorts continues it expansion in Asia, signing management contracts this month for a new-build resort in Sanya and a new hotel in Urumqi, both in China. 

The Kempinski Hotel and Resort - Sanya will have over 400 rooms and 10 luxurious villas.  Bordered on three sides by water, on the southern-most tip of Hainan Island (China’s second largest island), this new resort in Sanya Bay, southern China, offers extreme privacy with ocean, river and lagoon views.  It will open at the end of 2006.  Facilities will include a large spa, complimentary broadband access in all guest rooms, four restaurants (including a Paulaner Brewery Restaurant) and a delicatessen.  There will also be a ballroom for 1000 guests and 8 meeting rooms. 

The Kempinski Hotel & Resort - Sanya is located close to the airport and the city centre, with its numerous shops and services.  Sanya has a breathtaking 180 km coastline, with soft, fine sandy beaches which extend for 7.2 km and the sea is calm and clear.  Temperature averages 25 ¡C and with sunshine for more than three hundred days, Sanya is a good choice for escaping the cold.

The Kempinski Hotel Urumqi will open during the second half of 2005 to offer 390 rooms and suites, three restaurants (Paulaner Brewery Restaurant, Chinese and Muslim specialities), swimming pool, spa and meeting facilities.  Kempinski’s partner for this project is China South Airlines, one of the major domestic carriers, which uses the city as its hub for services to the Middle East.  Urumqi is the capital of Xinjiang Uygur region, north-west China, and has a population of over 800, 000.  It is described as the “Shining Pearl On the Ancient Silk Road”, translated as “a beautiful prairie” from the Mongolian language.  In recent years, it has become a unique destination for business and leisure to facilitate an exchange between East and West which has become a melting-pot for all nationalities.

Sanya and Urumqi become sister properties to Kempinski managed hotels in Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian, Shenyang and Wuxi, creating a strong network of seven Kempinski hotels in many of the major destinations in China.  Kempinski’s prestigious portfolio comprises luxurious properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia.  Each offers superior standards of service combined with a distinctive style reflecting the individuality of the property and its location.