CHICAGO (January 10, 2012) – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa in the eastern coastal city of Ningbo. The hotel is the first Park Hyatt-branded resort in China, offering luxury services tailored to leisure travelers and high end meeting groups.
Ningbo, a prosperous city with a history of foreign trade since the 7th century, is a two-and-a-half hour drive from Shanghai and is a key driver of the economy on the east coast of China. Located on the banks of Dong Qian Lake, one of the most scenic areas in the region, Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa is surrounded by tea plantations, ancient Buddhist temples, caves, and stone carvings, and working fishing villages—a landscape that is reminiscent of a classical Chinese painting.
Combining understated sophistication and authentic hospitality, the beautiful resort destination offers elegant guestrooms, suites and villas, an array of world-class dining options, and comprehensive recreational facilities harmoniously set along a picturesque lake front and tranquil gardens.
“We are excited to open the very first Park Hyatt resort in China,” said Ivan Leung, general manager of Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa. “Our team has worked incredibly hard to create a unique ambiance and environment at Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa, and we look forward to inviting guests to experience the contemporary luxury and personalized service of a Park Hyatt, while discovering some of the lesser known delights of this beautiful area.”
Design and Guestrooms
Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa offers 236 contemporary guestrooms, including 17 suites and 10 free-standing villas ranging from 45 to 237 square meters (484 to 2,551 sq ft). The guestrooms feature a double daybed situated by large picture windows for in-room pampering and relaxation. The bathroom features a bathtub, vanity area, rain shower and dressing area.
Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa has been created in the style of a traditional Chinese water village to blend discreetly into the surrounding vista. The complex of low-level, standalone villas with simply plastered exteriors and tiled, gabled roofs resembles a hamlet that has developed organically over time. Multiple open courtyards and sky wells, punctuated with ponds and gentle landscaping, echo Chinese architectural principles. The interconnecting structures create a layered effect and an experience of gradual discovery for guests, unveiling new spaces at every turn.
Dining and Drinking
The resort’s location has directly inspired the signature restaurant, Seafood House, which strives to offer the freshest seafood in the region and is expected to become the area’s premier dining destination. Seafood House comprises a series of indoor and outdoor villas, accessible by a secluded, private driveway. Guests can dine in the main dining room, outdoors, or in one of ten private pavilions catering to parties between six and 16 guests, with a majority of the pavilions offering a private entrance, lounge, washroom and dedicated butler.
Dining Room is a residential-style, all-day dining venue serving both authentic Western cuisine and Chinese comfort food. Dining Room provides an elegant and serene home-style setting with magnificent views of the outdoor pool pavilion overlooking the Dong Qian Lake. Breakfast is à la minute buffet style served from the show kitchen, while à la carte and special wine-pairing menus are available for lunch and dinner.
Located in a former ancestral family mansion in the center of the hotel premises, the Tea House serves Chinese and Western tea in the most classical way, accompanied by authentic desserts, cakes and Chinese savories in the afternoon. In the evening, the Tea House transforms into an intimate social venue serving signature cocktails, premium wines and champagnes.
The Fitness Pavilion houses a heated indoor pool, fully equipped gym, reflexology facilities, steam rooms, saunas, whirlpool baths, and a 26-meter (85-foot) outdoor infinity pool with panoramic lake views.
Guests who take a more leisurely approach to health may prefer Yue Hu Spa, which offers a wide selection of western and oriental treatments focusing on holistic wellness that adopt the principles of ancient Chinese wellness philosophy centered on the meridian system and on balancing qi (vital energy).
Meetings & Events
Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort and Spa offers a total of 1,312 sq m (14,122 sq ft) of sophisticated event venues, including The Ballroom, a pillar-less event space ideal for conferences, special social events and weddings, which can accommodate 400 people for banquets. The Salon and The Pavilion are residential-style event facilities designed for more intimate meetings and exclusive events.
All meeting and event facilities feature the latest audiovisual and lighting equipment. A dedicated team of event planners, service coordinators, technicians, floral designers and entertainment specialists are on hand to ensure every event is a memorable one. www.ningbo.park.hyatt.com
About Park Hyatt
Park Hyatt provides discerning, affluent individual business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodations. Guests of Park Hyatt receive highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in many of the world’s premier destinations, each Park Hyatt is custom designed to combine sophistication with distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt features well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event spaces for smaller groups, critically acclaimed art programs and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs. There are currently 27 Park Hyatt hotels in the following locations: Abu Dhabi, Aviara, Baku, Beaver Creek, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Canberra, Chicago, Dubai, Goa, Hamburg, Istanbul, Jeddah, Maldives, Melbourne, Mendoza, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Zurich. www.parkhyatt.com
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®,Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®,Hyatt Place® and Hyatt Summerfield Suites® brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Summerfield Suitesis being rebranded as Hyatt HouseTM. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Vacation Club®, which is changing its name to Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of September 30, 2011, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 478 properties in 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.