Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. today announced the opening of Le Méridien Hangzhou, Binjiang in the Binjiang Hub of Hangzhou. The hotel marks the first Le Méridien hotel and the 16th Marriott International property in the city of Hangzhou. Through the distinctive Le Méridien ‘Destination Unlocked’ promise, Le Méridien Hangzhou, Binjiang is set to bring its take on the golden age of glamorous travel to the city.
“As the first Le Méridien in Hangzhou, this hotel is illustrative of the brand’s demand in China, hitting its stride with guests and locals as well as owners and developers in the region,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. “We are thrilled to introduce Le Méridien Hangzhou, Binjiang and look forward to celebrating the brand’s mentality of savouring the good life in this historical city.”
Boasting the design concept of “largest canvas” to reflect the classic Jiangnan garden framed by contemporary design, to emphasize the delicate balance between humanity, art and nature, to delight the endless inspiration of Hangzhou artistic conception. And the views over the iconic Qiantang River, Le Méridien Hangzhou, Binjiang features 199 guestrooms and suites. All guestrooms feature high-speed Wi-Fi access, 55-inch ﬂat-panel TV, with a separate and inviting deep-soaking tub and rainforest shower. Awaken from the hotel’s signature Le Méridien bed with its crisp linens to feel energized for the stimulating delights of the day ahead. Inspired by the brand’s European heritage and mid-century modern design with an honesty of materiality allows guests to immerse themselves in a unique sensory environment from the moment they arrive at Le Méridien Hub: the Bossa Nova inspired of Parisian innovator style band-Nouvelle Vague creates a 24-hour situational music to provide guests with a pleasant and elegant auditory backdrop ; hotel also creates a “World Gallery” that is highly compatible with the concept of indoor space, the paintings of raining Westlake portrait by famous artistes that proudly showcased, hang above the lobby to inspire traveller to explore surrounding area and culture. In Le Méridien Hub,the irresistible aroma of fresh coffee beans tempts all who pass by, an invitation to pause for an exceptional cup of illy coffee, expertly brewed by the Master Barista during the day, or accompanied with the signature éclairs fusion with the classic French style and featured flavor of the Hangzhou longjing tea, the unique taste sensation will help guests discover the experience of the local area. When the nighttime comes, socializing over a glass of sparkling wine modulate by the variety of formulas and mood, together to stimulate the creative and curious mind.
To expand Le Méridien & X+Q Art partnership, the Le Méridien Hub™ will also feature the ‘Ai Mei • Midsummer’ artwork connecting in-hotel guests with the opportunity to discover destination culture through the lens of art. The artwork is inspired by West Lake Longjing which is famous for the mountainside plantations surrounding areas around Longjing Village by West Lake, Hangzhou. This exquisite tone-on-tone patchwork pattern, with its shades of emerald and forest green, conjures up the delicate freshness of classic Longjing tea leaves.
For gastronomic delights, Le Méridien Hangzhou, Binjiang offers three culinary venues that cater to the taste buds of the diners with a carefully crafted dining environment and specialties. Travelers can enjoy a variety of local, Asian and intentional signatures in Latest Recipe, a buffet style all day dining venue. Le Mei, the Chinese Restaurant specializing in Cantonese cuisine connects guests to local flavors. At the signature hotel lobby lounge Latitude 30, guests will embark a journey through art, music and signature food and beverages. By night, guests and locals can converse at the hub with Le Méridien sparkling wine which inspired by Europe’s evening aperitif hour.
Taking inspiration from Le Méridien’s Creative Meetings programme, the hotel offers over 1,300 square meters of versatile meeting and function space, including 750 square meters Le Méridien Ballroom with state-of-the-art technology. Guests will expand imagination and creativity for the most transformative conference, wedding or business gathering through the brand’s Creative Meetings programmer, creating an immersive atmosphere for any meeting purpose that brings the destination at Le Méridien Hangzhou, Binjiang. The hotel also features a well-equipped fitness center with indoor swimming pool. For those on family vacation, Le Méridien Hangzhou, Binjiang features the Le Méridien family programme to meet the needs of guests of all ages. As part of Le Méridien Family, the brand’s signature Kids program encourages young guests to join in active local discovery. The 5th floor recreation area offers a large kids club, indoor golf simulation, art studio for painting and drawing.
Hangzhou Binjiang Unlocked:
Art inspired and local rituals
Conveniently located in the Binjiang Hub, the hotel affords easy access to both commercial and cultural destinations. From the hotel, a five-minute taxi ride leads to the historic Liuhe Pagoda. Visitors can also enjoy unique Chinese tea culture by visiting National Tea Museum, just 7 kilometers from the hotel. Within a 20 minutes taxi ride from the hotel, guests can enjoy shopping in one of Binjiang’s upscale malls, the Paradise Walk.
The Hangzhou Railway Station is a 25-minute drive away, while the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) and Hangzhou East Railway Station are 40 minutes’ drive. Le Méridien Hangzhou, Binjiang joins the growing portfolio of 16 Le Méridien hotels across Greater China. The brand is on track to add more than 15 Le Méridien hotels in China’s gateway cities: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Xiamen and more.
For reservations or more information, please visit www.lemeridienhangzhou.com.