China is a vast country filled with history and culture.
Known for iconic and breathtaking tourists spots like the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, one must visit place that is enticing tourists into the land of the Sleeping Giant is the beautiful Sunrise Kempinski Hotel. Located on the edge of the beautiful Yanqi Lake, this eye catching 97 meter high (21 storey) luxury hotel is known for its orb like structure which is a popular symbol in numerous Chinese plays.
Infusions of Chinese beliefs were widely considered in the creation of this stunning hotel which opened in November.
The hotel’s chief designer Zhang Hai Ao said,
“We had an international team of designers because we needed a critical view from people outside of China to give their opinion on modern contemporary Chinese architectural design and to enable us to broaden our ideas on how we can use our design to showcase the Chinese culture to the world,”
According the hotel’s designers, the orb shaped like structure of the hotel is made to look like a rising sun which reflects the economic growth of the country. The hotel spans 18,075 square meters while its exterior glass surface is covered by more than 10,000 glass panels. The entrance of the hotel is shaped like the mouth of a fish which symbolizes prosperity while the shell shape that the hotel takes shape when seen at a different angle signifies fortune.
The hotel has over 306 rooms along with other amenities that include restaurants, bars, a spa and even a private marina. Aside from the rooms in the main hotel, guests can also opt to stay in the 111 roomed Yanqi Hotel and another 178 spread across 12 lovely boutique hotels on a nearby private island.
It reportedly took the company 24 months to build this incredible structure with the help over 9,000 construction workers.
If you have plant of staying in this hotel, below are the hotel’s available rates and the contact details:
Sunrise Kempinski Hotel,
Beijing18, Jia, Yanshui Road,
Yanqi Lake, Huairou District, Beijing;
+86 10696 18888;
special opening rate from CNY 1,138 ($185) per night