Timeless history and metropolitan glamour for the modern business traveller
Nanjing, Inspired by the rich history of the ancient Chinese capital, Kempinski Hotel Nanjing has opened its doors beginning of the month. Located at the confluence of the city’s bustling commercial centre and iconic cultural landmarks including the magnificent Purple Mountain to the East and famous floating lights of the Qinhuai River to the West, Kempinski Hotel Nanjing represents the new generation of Kempinski hotels which are designed with both business travellers and the local community in mind.
“We are pleased to welcome Kempinski Hotel Nanjing to our rapidly expanding footprint in Asia,” says Michael Henssler, Chief Operating Officer Asia, Kempinski Hotels and Member of the Management Board. “For Kempinski, luxury hospitality is an exclusive craft, and craftsmanship requires perfection and constant attention to detail. We are hoteliers first and foremost with more than 122 years of experience dedicated to pleasing our guests. As the 20th property in our China portfolio, Kempinski Hotel Nanjing is testament to the value and prestige of the Kempinski brand and we look forward to continuing to bring our signature hospitality to new audiences.”
“Kempinski Hotel Nanjing is a celebration of both the ancient heritage of Nanjing as well as Kempinski’s unique brand of European flair,” says Alvaro Rautenberg, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Nanjing. “Our unparalleled location right at the cultural heart of the city and minutes away from the central business district, together with our range of lifestyle offerings, make us the ideal choice for both business and pleasure, and we look forward to welcoming all guests to experience this new pinnacle of luxury in storied Nanjing.”
Exquisite Design Inspired by the Historic Ming Dynasty
The design of Kempinski Hotel Nanjing is a contemporary interpretation of the splendour and elegance of the 17th Century Nanjing Palace with its visually stunning roofs with double eaves and delicate bamboo slips that were the primary mode of written communication then. Guests are welcomed to the lobby by stunning floor to ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light and let in glimpses of lush, verdant landscapes, reminiscent of a languid walk through the gardens of old. The 336 spacious and magnificent guestrooms and suites at Kempinski Hotel Nanjing span 11 different room categories and look out to stunning views of the majestic Purple Mountain and colourful city skyline. Earthy tones like green, grey and brown are juxtaposed against luxurious marble and gold accents, a harmonious blend of the natural world with elaborate Ming Dynasty style and European elegance. Each room is also equipped with every convenience that a guest might need including a luxurious bathroom with free-standing, deep-soaking bath, walk-in wardrobe, premium audio system, generous work desk area, various pillow options, complimentary WiFi, and much more. Other modern comforts include a world-class health club with professional fitness equipment, a swimming pool overlooking lush, verdant gardens, steam rooms, and private suites for massage and beauty treatments at the Serene SPA, a calm environment to soothe mind, body and soul.
Exciting Gastronomic Experiences
The art of dining is at the heart of Kempinski Hotel Nanjing, with an exceptional selection of choices for guests to enjoy. For those with the luxury of time, start the day with your choice of various international cuisines at Local Palate All Day Dining or savour authentic German cuisine at the group’s signature dining concept – Frieda. Guests also have the option of a quick grab-and-go experience at Deli, where they can pick up a delicious pastry and coffee before a day of exploration or meetings.
Jin Kai Lou Chinese Restaurant is the perfect spot for a business meal or something a little out of the ordinary, serving an innovative twist on classic dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients. After a long day of sightseeing, guests can visit Fang Mo Bar & Lounge, the glamourous addition to Nanjing’s nightlife scene, for a bespoke cocktail and stunning sunset views across the resplendent city.
The Heart of Culture and Commerce
The hotel is flanked by some of Nanjing’s most famous cultural landmarks including the Xi’an Arch, Ming Palace Ruins and Confucius Temple. The hotel is highly accessible to both international and domestic travellers, located a short 30 minutes’ drive from Nanjing Lukou International Airport and 15 minutes from Nanjing Railway Station and Nanjing South Railway Station. Travel to local landmarks is a breeze, with metro lines a mere 5-minute walk from the hotel, providing easy transport to nearby tourist attractions such as the Purple Mountain, Nanjing Museum and Mouchou Lake.
The Kempinski Hotel Nanjing is also ideal for business travellers. Located a short 10-minute walk from the central business district of Xinjiekou Square, the hotel features over 2,000 square metres of meeting and event spaces that can be tailored to various business needs. On Floor 24, the Executive Lounge provides personalised service and dedicated spaces for intimate business meetings and small social gatherings. The 1,200 s qm pillar-less Grand Ballroom with soaring ceilings, is equally well-suited to cater a banquet for 700 guests or a corporate meeting for 1,200. There is a space for every occasion with four other multifunctional rooms and two boardrooms, each equipped with a built-in projector and professional audio devices, and a secluded outdoor terrace overlooking the stunning cityscape.