Expected to open in 2019, Swissotel Hangzhou is a new 400-room hotel being developed in China’s Zhejiang provincial capital. The property will feature four contemporary dining outlets, a Purovel Spa & Sport facility offering Alpine-inspired treatments and exercise programming, and approximately 21,500 square feet (2,000 square meters) of meeting and function space. Providing a residential option, 400 serviced apartments are also being developed under the Swissotel Living residential concept.
The hotel will enjoy a favorable Riverview location in the IOC project in Qianjiang Century CBD, adjacent to the Hangzhou Olympic Center and Exhibition Center. The IOC project includes large scale meeting and convention facilities, hotels, high-end residences, Grade A offices, and commercial and retail premises.
Often referred to as one of China’s most beautiful cities, Hangzhou is home to the celebrated West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which features various temples, pagodas and gardens. The freshwater lake has served as influence to poets and painters over the ages and is also believed to have been an important source of inspiration for garden designers throughout China and Asia. Other well known historical and cultural sites include Solitary Hill, the Tomb of General Yue Fei, the Six Harmonies Pagoda and the Ling Yin Temple. The area is also home to the world’s largest tidal bore, which rushes up the Qiantang River.