First Look: JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou in China's Henan Province

Big news for travelers to China: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has officially opened the 416-room JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou in Henan Province
 
This new hotel is located on the top floors of the Millennium Royal Plaza in the CBD of Zhengzhou, the capital city of the province as well as an important transportation hub in China. At 918 feet, the 60-floor Millennium Royal Plaza is the tallest building in Central China. The JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou is the first Marriott property in Henan as well as the seventh JW Marriott hotel in the Greater China region.    

        
“Marriott International has already had several successful hotel projects with our owner partner Greenland in China,” said Simon Cooper, president & managing director of Marriott International Asia, noted in a statement. “This is a significant property as it is our first hotel in Zhengzhou, which is an important transportation, business and convention hub in central China. Also, it is another proof of the growing popularity of our JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand in this market. We are on the course of opening new JW Marriott hotels in Macao, Chongqing, Kunming and Shenzhen over the next 12 months.”

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The design of Millennium Royal Plaza was inspired by the Songyue Pagoda, a renowned cultural relic that was built approximately 1,500 years ago. The aluminum exterior’s sunscreens give the structure a distinctive pagoda-shape. The sunscreens also maximize the amount of daylight entering the building while reducing glare and solar heat gain. 


Zhengzhou is an important transportation hub within China, and Henan has a rich 5,000-year history. The city has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the historic Shaolin Temple. The new hotel is located in the heart of Zhengdong New District – the new center of Zhengzhou – and is positioned between the Zhengzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center and Henan Art Center. 
 
The new property has a total 416 of guestrooms and suites located from the 41st to the 55th floor, each with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the city. 


 
The hotel’s restaurants on the 38th and 39th floors include The Grill, specializing in both Chinese and Western dishes made from  seafood and beef; Man Ho, headed by Executive Chef Wong from Hong Kong and specializing Cantonese classics as well as Henan and Sichuan cuisine; and Zhengzhou Kitchen, a buffet with Western, Chinese and Japanese live-cooking sections. The Lounge – borrowing inspiration from the building’s height – has the “tallest tea” in the city, a four-tier stand filled with snacks.


 
For meetings and events, the JW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou has more than 25,000 square feet of function and event space, including the 10,000 square foot JW Grand Ballroom with an LED wall panel, six meeting rooms – each with natural daylight – and a pre-function ballroom foyer.
 
For more information or reservations, visit jwmarriottzhengzhou.com.