The FINANCIAL — The Hyatt Regency brand celebrates its debut in Southern China’s Fujian Province with the opening of Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan.
Merging traditional Chinese culture with modern conveniences, Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan strives to become the gathering place for business and leisure travelers.
“We are thrilled to introduce the Hyatt Regency brand to the Fujian Province, thanks to the dedication and vision of the hotel’s ownership, Rongxing Group,” said Christopher Koehler, vice president and managing director – operations, Hyatt in China. “Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan will resonate with business and leisure travelers alike by providing a full range of services and amenities for our guests where they can relax, connect, engage, and collaborate with each other.”
The Hyatt Regency brand experience is designed around one objective: to connect today’s travelers to who and what matters most to them. With the beautiful Wulong River and nearby Qi Mountains serving as a majestic backdrop, Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan welcomes guests inside with a jasmine-themed design and Fujian courtyard-style architecture inspired by the cultural heritage of this more than 2,000 year-old city, according to Hyatt.
“We are extremely excited to open Fuzhou’s first Hyatt Regency hotel,” said General Manager Charles Wang. Fuzhou has long been an important hub connecting China to the rest of Asia, and we are delighted to welcome guests and the local community to our new hotel. Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan will offer a level of upscale quality and a fine attention to detail based on Fujian’s local culture. We are confident that the hotel’s spacious accommodations, premier meeting facilities and anticipatory service will provide an authentic experience and one-stop convenience to business and leisure travelers.”
An Inspiring Arrival
Starting at the hotel’s lobby, Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan impresses with an energizing combination of natural light from the atrium and intricate, linear jasmine-themed designs throughout the interior of the hotel. This timeless jasmine flower motif echoes through the grounds, from the ever-present fragrance in the air to the wood-carved petal designs on the door of each room. Iconic local elements are cleverly incorporated throughout the hotel, such as the circular Tulou, an enclosed and fortified earth building.
Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan features 226 intuitively designed rooms and suites, ranging in size from 473 square feet (44 square meters) to 2,626 square feet (244 square meters). The guestrooms have been built to integrate experiences that cater to the personal needs of the travelers with private foyers, large walk-in closets, bluetooth-controlled speakers, 48-inch LED televisions, and bathrooms with separate toilet and shower/bathrooms. Most guestrooms offer unobstructed views of the adjacent Wulong River and the Qi Mountains in the distance through floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
Authentic Culinary Experience
Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan features four restaurants offering authentic local and global flavor. From authentic Fujian cuisine to fine European fare, the hotel provides multiple options for quick drinks, business lunches, intimate dinners or casual dining experiences.
In line with the hotel’s signature flower, The Lounge serves an energizing Jasmine Ice Tea made using freshly harvested leaves from nearby Wuyi Mountain. It also offers traditional Chinese “kung fu” tea ceremonies for guests, live musical performances and a range of a la carte fare from the East and West throughout the day.
The Market Café brings in fare from around the world as the hotel’s bustling all-day dining venue. The market-style buffet offerings are served fresh out of live show kitchens and a tantalizing dessert counter, while à la carte options are instantly prepared to guests’ requests. A specially designed Kids’ Corner offers little ones their own mini buffet and entertainment options, from toys to board and video games.
The menu at La Cucina is filled with traditional fare from Sicily, Sardinia and other regions of Italy. Highlights include delectable thin-crust pizzas, fresh salads, handmade pastas and signature desserts. High ceilings, brick walls and woody, leather-clad interiors bring a level of relaxed sophistication, while a central pizza oven and an open kitchen bring an authentic, visual feast straight to the table.
Min Wei, the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, offers authentic local Fuzhou and Cantonese fare in one of the city’s most exclusive settings. Set around a green, open-air courtyard, the timelessly designed restaurant serves authentic local specialties including Buddha Jumps over the Wall, wok-fried pork kidney and “lychee” meatballs.
Events and Meetings
The opening of the new Hyatt Regency Fuzhou Cangshan provides an opportunity for Hyatt to build on its Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) leadership in Asia Pacific. Featuring more than 28,298 square feet (2,629 square meters) of pillarless, naturally lit event space, the hotel the perfect venue for a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences.
The hotel’s main event venue is the Regency Ballroom on the first floor, which offers a high-ceilinged 12,916-square-feet (1,200-square-meter) space that takes after the hotel’s jasmine flower motif and offers a separate entrance to provide organizers additional flexibility and privacy. The ballroom also uniquely gives organizers the ability to incorporate cars into their event, with entryways large enough for automobiles to enter and be showcased on the floor.
An additional eight function rooms on the second floor range from 785 square feet (73 square meters) to 2,906 square feet (270 square meters), all of which provide river views and flexibility for groups of any size. Weddings are catered to with a spacious bridal room and a private lawn and outdoor gazebo during the warmer months.
Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and smart and intuitive communications equipment ensures efficient, state-of-the-art experiences.