Rosewood Beijing will be opposite Rem Koolhaas’ CCTV Tower, with an exterior of Mongolian-sourced bluestone, whatever that is. All we suggest is that there will be no fireworks to celebrate the opening, something neighbor Mandarin Oriental would undoubtedly support. There will be 283 rooms and suites, spread among 22 stories, with the Manor Club as Executive Lounge. We like the first images showing clean lines and the usual crisp white sheets and contrasting dark wood.
A choice of six restaurants serving different cuisines should allow you to eat your way around the world without leaving the hotel, and spa facilities go beyond the indoor swimming pool and usual amenities to include five spa suites for overnight stays.
Rosewood Bangkok will open in 2017 on Ploenchit Road, next to the Ploenchit Skytrain Station Station and down the road from the new Park Hyatt, in a 33-story tall building of two connecting structures. The architecture will be inspired by the “wai”, the Thai gesture of greeting and welcome, and designed by the firm responsible for the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong (home of the Ritz-Carlton), the Shanghai World Financial Centre (home of the Park Hyatt), and the renovation of the MoMA in New York.
Those Pool Sky Villas will be among a total of 146 rooms and suites. Naturally, there will be a couple of restaurants and a bar, a Sense spa, and swimming pool and fitness center.
Other Rosewood openings include Riyadh (Saudi Arabia, 2014), the Bahamas, Chongqing, Dubai, and Phuket (all 2015), and Bali and Jakarta (2017).
[Photos: Rosewood Hotels]