Dual-Branded Marriott Property Opens in China; More Asia-Pacific Projects

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotel developments in the Asia-Pacific region include two recent openings—a dual-branded JW Marriott/Courtyard by Marriott in Yinchuan, China, and a Four Seasons in Tokyo—and more.

JW Marriott Hotel Yinchuan/Courtyard by Marriott Yinchuan
Marriott International Inc. has opened the dual-branded JW Marriott Hotel Yinchuan and Courtyard by Marriott Yinchuan in the Northwest China city of Yinchuan. Invested and established by Ningxia Genyuan Real Estate Development Co. Ltd., the property depicts a “Grand Sailing Ship” offering a total of 513 rooms.

JW Marriott Hotel Yinchuan includes 247 guestrooms and 32 suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Yinchuan skyline; F&B outlets including signature restaurant Ning Xin Ge, JW Kitchen and The Lobby Bar; and meeting space including the more than 15,000-sq.-ft. JW Grand Ballroom, JW Ballroom and 10 meeting rooms.

Courtyard by Marriott Yinchuan offers 234 guestrooms, The Pavilion restaurant, the Lobby Lounge, and a 24-hour gym.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi
The new Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi is now open in Tokyo’s oldest neighborhood near the Imperial Palace. Located on the highest floors of a 39-story tower designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, with interiors by lead designer Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston, the hotel offers 170 guestrooms and 20 suites, including the 38th-floor Imperial Suite.  

Amenities include four new F&B concepts, including three spaces designed by Spin Design Studio, The Spa at Four Seasons, a gym, an 87-ft. indoor pool and more than 14,700 sq. ft. of meeting space, including the Grand Ballroom with a 20-ft. ceiling.

Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo and Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will debut its luxury boutique brand Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in two new markets with Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo opening on Oct. 2 and Kimpton Bangkok Maa-Lai opening on Oct. 1. The openings mark Kimpton’s expansion in Asia.

Inspired by New York’s art and fashion scene, Kimpton Shinjuku Tokyo will be the first international hotel brand to open in the Shinjuku district in 26 years. It will offer 151 guestrooms; three meeting and event spaces; a health and fitness center; and a chapel doubling as an art gallery. F&B outlets will include District, a Tokyo brasserie and The Jones, an all-day New York-inspired deli café.

Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, the first hotel in Southeast Asia for the brand, will open in the Thai capital at the heart of the Langsuan area and next to Lumpini Park. The hotel will offer 362 rooms, including 131 serviced residences, as well as F&B concepts Craft, the all-day lobby bar, and Bar.Yard, an urban rooftop garden and bar. Opening in the coming months are Stock.Room market and the Ms. Jigger cocktail bar.

Hotel Nikko Chengdu Yixin Lake
Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co. Ltd., will open Hotel Nikko Chengdu Yixin Lake in Chengdu, China, in October 2022. The company has contracted with Aerotropolis City Development Group Co. Ltd. to manage the new property through its joint venture BTG Nikko International Hotel Management Co. Ltd.

The hotel will be located in the Tianfu Yixin Lake development area in the Shuangliu district, about 12.4 miles from the center of Chengdu. The new property will feature 303 guestrooms. In addition to all-day dining and a lobby bar lounge, there will be banquet halls, conference rooms, fitness facilities and an indoor swimming pool.