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September 14, 2015

Marriott International opens its first hotel in Chongqing, China

Marriott International has opened its first hotel under the Marriott brand in Chongqing in southwestern China.

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Marriott International has opened its first hotel under the Marriott brand in Chongqing in southwestern China.

Located on the 30th to 48th floor of Guorui Centre in Chongqing, the new hotel features 341 rooms and offers mountain, city and Yangtze River views.

Marriott Greater China chief operating officer Henry Lee said: "The Chongqing Marriott Hotel has the best of both worlds in terms of location.

"It has the convenience of being close to the business districts and the international airport, as well as being situated in the proximity of beautiful surrounding nature."

"The Chongqing Marriott Hotel has the best of both worlds in terms of location."

The hotel is suitable for meetings as it features two pillar-less ballrooms, five multi-function rooms and a boardroom, offering 1,800m² of meeting and event space with a capacity to house up to 1,330 people.

Features of the rooms include a full set of audio-visual equipment, including oversized LED screens.

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Chongqing Marriott Hotel offers several dining options including Cantonese, local Sichuan, and international food in addition to a Sky bar on the 50th floor.

Chongqing Marriott Hotel general manager James Lu said: "As with other hotels under the flagship Marriott brand, the Chongqing Marriott is designed to allow travellers to fully enjoy their experience, whether it is for work or play.

"From guest rooms to meeting rooms, from culinary outlets to wellness facilities, the hotel displays Marriott’s recognised leadership in design and technology innovations in the travel industry."

The hotel includes an indoor heated swimming pool and a 24-hour gym to help guests keep healthy and rejuvenated, Marriott stated.

Incorporating the old Chongqing Stilt House concept in the layout, the hotel offers full-height windows and elevated ceiling, providing panoramic views of the city.

According to the company, the rooms feature comfortable bedding, streamlined décor, high-speed internet, 50in TV screens, ergonomic work desks and personal service.

Last month, Marriott opened its first property in Ghana under the Protea brand, named Protea Hotel Select Takoradi.

Protea Hotels is one of the leading brands in Africa, which has 100 three and five-star properties throughout South Africa and seven other African countries.


Image: Chongqing Marriott Hotel offers several dining options including Cantonese, local Sichuan, and international food. Photo: courtesy of Marriott International.

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