[photopress:signature.jpg,full,alignright]China is soon to have a hotel which out-flaunts other hotels. Opening late in 2006, according to the word on its site, the Hyatt Regency Jing Jin City is a stately pleasure dome decreed by Kubla Khan.
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round:
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery. [photopress:rooms_main_3.jpg,full,alignright]
This is a luxurious conference resort — think MICE — located in Baodi, near Beijing and Tiajin. This hotel is currently not yet bookable although you can go to its site and see a picture of the place which is right over the top and looks like a film set.
You do not believe me?
This is what the site says about the soon-to-be hotel:[photopress:rooms_main_4.jpg,full,alignright]
The resort resembles an ancient, mythical Royal palace surrounded by a labyrinth of pathways, archways and waterways, with courtyards, lush gardens and natural geothermal hot springs creating a unique oasis in northern China that dominates the surrounding skyline.
And, on a more serious note, it lists what is available for guests:
830 well-appointed guestrooms and suites. All feature private balconies, an LCD television, a DVD player, an in-room safe, a work desk with high-speed broadband Internet connectivity and WiFi, a multi-line telephone with voice mail and IDD, and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Regency Club: Two separate wings of exclusive Regency Club accommodation provide an extra level of service, including a separate Regency Club outdoor swimming pool; deluxe in-room amenities; complimentary breakfast, all-day tea and coffee, and evening cocktails; a daily newspaper; and a dedicated Concierge. Regency Club rooms feature in-room hot tubs supplied with water directly from the nearby natural geothermal hot spring.
The hotel will be opened in two stages. Part this year and the Regency Club next.
Source: Hyatt Regency