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JW Marriott Hotel Qufu (photo: Marriott International)

Marriott hotel debuts in Confucius’ birthplace

Marriott International has announced the opening of a JW Marriott Hotel in Qufu, birthplace of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.

JW Marriott, part of Marriott International Inc., on May 15 announced the opening of its new Hotel Qufu in Shandong province, China. It is the first JW Marriott property in Shandong and the 16th in China.

Located in the old city and the brainchild of Kai Cui from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the building is “a masterpiece of design that celebrates Chinese architecture, while taking its ancient contexts into the 21st century”.

It features 188 individual rooms and 9 suites, from 45m² to 98m² with 3.2m-high ceilings.

“We are thrilled to bring our JW Marriott brand to the historic city of Qufu,” said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand leader of JW Marriott.

“The new JW Marriott Hotel Qufu is a haven of luxury within the timeless history of the city, famed as the birthplace of revered Chinese philosopher Confucius, with a rich landscape of historic palaces and temples.”

Beyond the rooms
JW Marriott Hotel Qufu’s restaurant Residence offers guests the cuisine of the region, including Cantonese dishes and the traditional Kongfu cuisine known as “Dishes of the Confucian Mansion”, complemented by traditional Shandong dishes.

JW Kitchen is a casual eatery featuring an open kitchen, serving local and international cuisines, juices and the chefs’ daily recommendations, and at the Lounge guests can enjoy JW Wine Ambassador services and afternoon tea.

In the lobby, the Tea Library is meant to evoke a traditional teahouse where guests can experience local tea culture guided by an expert tea master.

JW Marriott Hotel Qufu is also “an extraordinary venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions with its multipurpose function spaces”.

The Grand Ballroom has a 9m-high ceiling and 800m2 of space, which can be divided into two separate banquet halls featuring a variety of customizable layouts.

For smaller events, the hotel has a 200m2 Function Room, which can be divided into three independent multifunctional halls.

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