Saturday, December 9, 2023

Universal Beijing Resort announces first two resort hotels

It is those guest experiences that Key International Hotels Management Co., Ltd. (“Key International”) – a joint venture between Beijing Tourism Group and Kempinski Hotels– will help deliver. Key International will operate both hotels. Guests of both hotels will have an exclusive access entrance to the theme park.

When it opens, Universal Beijing Resort will debut two extraordinary and world-first, hotel concepts: The Universal Studios Grand Hotel and the NUO Resort Hotel – Universal Beijing Resort. The hotels will be destinations unto themselves, offering incredibly immersive experiences through the perfect blending of unique stylish designs and historic and cultural features – bringing entirely new hospitality experiences to life for guests at Universal Beijing Resort. The Resort is currently scheduled to open in 2021.

As the first- ever Universal-themed hotel, The Universal Studios Grand Hotel, resplendent in classic, dazzling glory, will offer a contemporary interpretation of the Hollywood Golden Age. Designed in classic Spanish style, the hotel’s 800 rooms will be positioned at the entrance to the Universal Studios Beijing theme park and serve as a beacon of relaxation and escape for guests. The Universal Studios Grand Hotel will present an authentic, Universal-themed, resort-style vacation that will immerse guests in the company’s century-long contribution to the film industry and celebrate the glamour of the Golden Age itself. The hotel’s décor and detail will completely surround guests with the world of film and their favorite movies.

The NUO Resort Hotel – Universal Beijing Resort will offer a luxurious and picturesque escape exemplifying the beauty of China’s ancient royal garden. It is the first-ever resort hotel from NUO, one of the country’s first homegrown luxury hotel brands. Inspired by the Chinese traditional cultural and artistic achievements, featuring modern meets simplicity, this hotel will mix business with pleasure and art with technology, as well as sustainability. Located beside the park’s waterway and designed to create the feel of a private retreat, the approximately 400-room NUO Resort Hotel represents a tranquil island amidst the fast-paced energy of the resort. Guests will immerse themselves in rich Chinese culture heritage and modern elegance – in a palatial resort where eastern and western elements are kept in perfect harmony and Chinese luxury hospitality is a priority.

The design of the two hotels were led by Universal Parks & Resorts, with support from international and domestic acclaimed institutes. The two hotels are being built by the Beijing International Resort Co., Ltd., the owner of Universal Beijing Resort. Beijing International Resort Co., Ltd., is a joint venture between Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment Company and Universal Parks & Resorts.

Beijing Tourism Group was founded in 1998 and has become a top tourism services company. It is among China’s top 500 companies and among China’s top ten tourism groups. Headquartered in Beijing, the Group’s six sectors include catering, staying, transporting, traveling, shopping, recreating – with businesses including catering, hotels, transportation, travel agency services, retail and more. Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment Company is a holding company of Beijing Tourism Group.

Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. The company’s heritage reflects its dedication to impeccable guest service and hospitality. Its portfolio includes 78 luxury hotels in 34 countries, including historic landmark properties and award-winning urban lifestyle hotels and resorts. Each of its hotels delivers high quality guest service while embracing the cultural traditions of its location.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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