27 January 2017

AccorHotels opens 200th property in Greater China, in Chengdu

Source: AccorHotels. The Fairmont Chengdu lobby.
Source: AccorHotels. The Fairmont Chengdu lobby.

The Fairmont Chengdu is the 200th property for AccorHotels in Greater China and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ first property in Western China. Its debut is part of AccorHotels’ luxury brand expansion.

Located at Tianfu Middle Avenue, the city’s high tech zone, the hotel has 336 guest rooms and suites offer views of Chengdu’s skyline. It is 25 minutes' drive to Shuangliu International Airport and close to the metro station that has easy access to Tianfu Square, the upcoming Tianfu International Airport, and the South CBD zone.

Said Michel Molliet, COO, AccorHotels Greater China: “The strategic location of Fairmont in the fast-changing city of Chengdu symbolises an important growth strategy for the group’s luxury brand development in the China market.”

The hotel lobby features a handmade Shu embroidery landscape of the Qianli Yanxia Jinshuitou (千里烟霞锦水头), otherwise known as Gorgeous Cloud and Waters in Distance. The embroidery is a blend of traditional landscape painting, handwoven tapestry, and modern photography.

MICE facilities include 11 meeting rooms and function spaces. The 730 sq m grand ballroom features natural daylight with an adjoining VIP room.

Dining options comprise four restaurants with seven different dining concepts - Spectrum, an all-day dining restaurant at lobby level, offers Asian and Western cuisines. Cube combines a lounge, cocktail bar and Japanese restaurant into an integrated space over three levels and is an ideal venue for social activities and private salons. For guests who would like to experience a modern interpretation and style of Sichuan food, Chang Yi, the Chinese restaurant offers spicy delicacies. Opening mid-2017 with panoramic views of the city, Manhattan occupies the top floors and will be one of the highest restaurants and bars evoking the 1920s with its art deco inspired décor and ambience.

Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy workouts at the Fitness Centre or swim in the indoor pool. For a therapeutic spa experience, the signature Willow Stream Spa by Fairmont is scheduled to open in March 2017, and will offer holistic therapies.

“Each Fairmont property reflects the destination’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges, distinctive design and décor,” said Jane Mackie, VP, Fairmont Brand. “The opening of Fairmont Chengdu is the latest addition to the luxury brand’s network of hotels in China joining the renowned Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, the Fairmont Yangcheng Lake in Kunshan and the Fairmont in Beijing.”