Kempinski Hotels, together with Universal Beijing Resort, is debuting two hotels: The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and NUO Resort Hotel – Universal Beijing Resort, operated by Key International Hotels Management Co. – a joint venture between Beijing Tourism Group (‘BTG’) and Kempinski Hotels.
“This is a very significant step in our company’s history, and we couldn’t be more excited to be associated with Universal Beijing Resort in this new venture,” said Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer, Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Management Board, Kempinski AG.
“More than ever, guests are looking for unique and captivating experiences during their travels. With the two new hotels, we are able to provide an engaging and memorable stay with the highest-quality standards combined with the timeless European elegance Kempinski has been known for to all our guests and theme park visitors.”
Michael Henssler, Chief Operating Officer Asia of Kempinski Hotels and General Manager of Key International added,”With Key International, Kempinski and BTG enjoy a strong partnership and rich history together, as pioneers in luxury hospitality in China. We have achieved tremendous success during the past two decades. The opening of the Universal Beijing Resort was a truly labour of passion and dedication and marks the next phase of the joint venture to continue selectively expanding in the region.”
Situated at the entrance to the Universal Studios Beijing theme park, the inaugural Universal-themed hotel The Universal Studios Grand Hotel brings the contemporary interpretation of the glitter of the Hollywood Golden Age. Designed in a classic Spanish style, the hotel features 800 rooms and three dining options. The Universal Studios Grand Hotel’s decor pays tribute to Universal Studios’s century-long contribution to the world of film and celebrates the glamour of the Golden Age itself.
NUO Resort Hotel – Universal Beijing Resort offers a luxurious escape exemplifying the beauty of China’s ancient royal garden. The first-ever resort hotel from NUO, one of the country’s first homegrown luxury hotel brands, is inspired by the traditional Chinese cultural and artistic achievements and provides a mix of business with pleasure and art with technology, as well as sustainability.
Located on the banks of the park’s waterway, the hotel features 400 rooms and suites, spa, an indoor swimming pool, wellness facilities and three dining outlets.
Universal Beijing Resort will feature Universal Studios Beijing, the largest Universal theme park at the time of opening, two hotels, The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and NUO Resort Hotel, alongside Universal CityWalk Beijing. Altogether, Universal Studios Beijing features seven themed and immersive lands that include several all-new attractions along with the selected Universal rides, shows and attractions from around the world – plus specially created experiences designed to reflect China’s cultural heritage.