Marco Polo Jinjiang unveils new lobby lounge
Marco Polo Jinjiang has unveiled its new-look Lobby Lounge on the ground level of the hotel. The refurbishment is part of the hotel’s phased transformation encompassing its Continental Club Lounge and guestrooms that were introduced in March of this year.
At the heart of the Lobby Lounge is its 18-metre pillar-less vaulted atrium, which complements a gold-coloured wood frame that resembles a honeycomb-like structure measuring 20 feet high and 88 feet wide. The lofty ambience is further heightened by an imposing Chinese oil painting depicting clouds and mountains in warm hues. With abundant natural light cascading through the space, the re-imagined Lobby Lounge – dressed in oversized cream coloured sofa seating, as well as accent chairs in burnt orange and sapphire blue tones – invites guests to gather for business meetings or casual meetups.
A central bar unites the space that transitions in mood from day to evening. In the afternoon, a curated menu of light bites are served alongside specialty coffees made by either the unique iced drip process, siphon brewing technique or French press method. Fine vintage Chinese teas – presented on a hand written Chinese calligraphy menu – including Tieguanyin, Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) and premium Baihao Yinzhen are among the exceptional beverage options.
By the evening, the lounge transforms into a social space where guests can discover the city’s largest selection of gin. Among the 22 varieties from England, Scotland, Wales and Germany are unique brands such as The Botanist Gin, Tanqueray Ten Gin and The London Nº 1. An expansive collection of wines and spirits are also available to meet diverse guest preferences.
Re-emerging from an extensive revitalisation in March this year were Marco Polo Jinjiang’s Continental Club Lounge and its guestrooms and suites.
Located on level 11 of the hotel, the redesigned Continental Club Lounge is marked by a predominant use of light wood panelling and large glass panes to showcase the sun-light filled double-storey venue. Here, guests can work or meet with colleagues in multi-functional conference rooms. For entertainment purposes, a private movie theatre with full stereo surround sound and six reclining chairs is available.
In the Continental Club guestrooms, the warmth of the interior is expressed through further use of wood and a blend of warm orange and dusty grey colours that are fresh and welcoming. Asian design accents subtly feature on wall panels, while large picture windows invite natural light.
Nestled between levels 10 to 12 of the hotel, the guestrooms range in size from 32 square metres to 39 square metres. Each is equipped with modern conveniences such as dual line telephones, cable television and tea and coffee making facilities.
About Marco Polo Jinjiang
Marco Polo Jinjiang is located in south-eastern Fujian Province and conveniently situated in the epicentre of the city’s business district. All 277 guestrooms and 24 suites feature local Minnan charm in an elegant setting with modern conveniences. Extensive meeting and banquet facilities, supported by a variety of dining options: Café Marco, Han Tang Chinese restaurant, a Japanese restaurant and Lobby Lounge, are available. For leisure, the hotel offers a 200-square-metre fitness centre fitted with Technogym equipment from Italy, a 25-metre outdoor pool and Piccolo Kids Club. For more information, visit www.marcopolohotels.com
About Wharf Hotels
Emanating the spirit of discovery, Wharf Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, is based in Hong Kong SAR of China, and currently operates 17 owned or managed hotels under Niccolo or Marco Polo Hotels in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Niccolo Hotels was added to the group’s portfolio in 2015 as the luxury collection, positioning the brand as contemporary chic. The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, the brand’s flagship hotel, was ranked as the top hotel in the city within a year of its opening, and the newest sky-high hotel Niccolo Suzhou brings the brand’s collection to five hotels following the successes of Niccolo Chengdu, Chongqing and Changsha. Marco Polo’s international deluxe hotels in established locations within China, Hong Kong and the Philippines maintain their ethos to explore, discover and experience a destination, drawing on the philosophies of their namesake, Marco Polo: an adventurer, a traveller, an entrepreneur and a connoisseur of culture – just as Marco Polo’s modern travellers are today. Wharf Hotels is a member of Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, bringing together more than 35 brands with over 570 hotels in 85 countries. Further details are available at www.wharfhotels.com