Opening: Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou in China

Roger Hohl
Roger Hohl
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A few days ago, the Kempinski Hangzhou in China opened its doors for the first time. The hotel is located at the southern end of the fascinating Grand Canal, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The operators place special emphasis on the characteristic restaurants and exceptional conference rooms.

The Kempinski Hangzhou is the 19th hotel in China and is intended to represent a new generation of Kempinski hotels. It is also the first 5-star hotel in the Canal Grande area of Hangzhou.

Hotel room Kempinski Hangzhou / (c) Kempinski

The hotel itself is located in a shared complex with shopping, residential and office units, and is surrounded by historic buildings and museums as well as the Gongchen Bridge. The hotel has 344 rooms and suites in nine categories, with around 132 rooms overlooking the Grand Canal. By the way, with 83 suites, the Kempinski Hotel Hangzhou has the most suites in the entire city.


The hotel was designed by ACID Singapore and has about 14 floors. The gentle curves of the open guest rooms, the cool wooden floors, and the timeless elegant craftsmanship reflect the curves of the Grand Canal, as well as its calmness and flow of water.

Relaxation and culinary delights

The hotel’s spa area features an oversized swimming pool, a spa terrace, and even outdoor pavilions. Of course, a well-equipped fitness area is also included.

Naturally, there are also culinary highlights. For the first time, Kempinski is launching two independent restaurant concepts in China with Berthold and Frieda. Berthold Delicatessen offers homemade bread, pastries, sandwiches, and seasonal local dishes as well as specialty coffees. Frieda serves traditional German cuisine with a modern touch.

Hotel pool Kempinski Hangzhou / (c) Kempinski

The Chinese restaurant Zi Chen offers classic Hangzhou and Cantonese cuisine. The All Dining Kitchen@K Restaurant serves international cuisine. Of course, in the beautifully designed Lobby Lounge, there is also the obligatory afternoon tea or cocktails in the evening. The Morph Rooftop Bar on the 14th floor is spectacularly designed and was conceived by Ashley Sutton, the mastermind behind one of Asia’s most famous bars.

Congresses and conferences

The Kempinski Hangzhou has around 2,000 square meters of conference and congress space. These include the 1,118 square meter ballroom and the 239 square meter canal ballroom. In addition, there are four daylight event rooms, a meeting room, and three outdoor areas.

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