Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan is located in the heart of the Dragon City. It is a contemporary luxury hotel that blends European flair with Chinese traditions. Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan is the first European five-star luxury hotel brand in Taiyuan. Its location next to some of city’s most upscale office buildings and major shopping centres including Tianmei Plaza, Fashion Walk, Wangfujing, Parksons and Lufthansa Centre make it ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
Shanxi International Exhibition Centre is only 3km away and Taiyuan Wusu International Airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car. Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan is a landmark building and the first five-star luxury hotel in Taiyuan. It is the perfect choice for accommodations, business meetings and exhibitions for both government offices and large enterprises.
Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan boasts 363 elegant rooms and suites designed in a contemporary style. Each room is equipped with a spacious writing desk, a sitting area, a 42-inch LCD flat-screen TV, an in-room safe and modern high-tech amenities such as an interactive IPTV and an iRiS guest valet for both iPad and mobile devices. The spacious marble bathrooms feature a bathtub and a separate rainforest shower. In addition, suite guests can enjoy customised bathroom comforts that were designed and produced by the famous French parfumeur, Blaise Mautin, for a tailor-made scent.The benefits of booking an Executive Room or Suite include access to the Executive Lounge, where breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails with daily canapés are served on a complimentary basis, express check-in and check-out, welcome drinks, complimentary minibar, free laundry and ironing service and two hours complimentary use of executive floor meeting rooms, subject to availability.
Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan offers a wide range of multi-functional meeting and event rooms in order to meet the different needs of our guests. Ranging in size from 50 sq. m to 1,000 sq. m, the Great China Ballroom, the Kempinski Ballroom and 14 other conference areas and boardrooms can accommodate a variety of meetings and events. All meeting and event venues are equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and feature either natural daylight or modern lighting systems. Additionally, we offer 24-hour assistance from the business centre to ensure that all your events are properly taken care of at any time of the day or night.
By adding authentic international cuisine to an ancient city, Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan has introduced brand new dining concepts to Taiyuan. All products are healthy, nutritious and innovatively prepared with the freshest ingredients. Delicious cuisine from all over the world is available at our Elements All-Day Dining, Chinese restaurant Long Yuan, Paulaner Brauhaus, Grill and Wine Restaurant, Lobby Lounge or Kempinski-the Deli.
Kempinski The Spa is a journey inspired by the European cycle of the seasons. Drawing on the elemental wisdom of nature, the treatments both invoke and restore the body’s natural equilibrium. The facilities are designed to ensure that guests not only get to experience a range of results driven treatments and professional spa products, but also to achieve internal well-being.
Are you looking forward to a healthy stay? If so, Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan is the place to be. Guests have access to a wide range of recreational facilities for a refreshing and healthy stay, including an indoor swimming pool and a fully-equipped gym with yoga and aerobics classes.
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Taiyuan is the capital and largest city of China's northern Shanxi Province. The name of the city literally means Great Plains and refers to the area where the Fen River flows from the mountains. For a long time, it was known as “The Splendid City of Taiyuan”. With over a thousand of years’ worth of history and beautiful scenery, visitors will be captivated by its historical sites and natural charms.
In ancient times, Taiyuan was an important military town. Today, Taiyuan is one of China's leading cities for heavy industry and coal production. It produces nearly half of China’s coal output. With a history that dates back more than 2,500 years, Taiyuan has an abundance of historical sites such as Jinci Temple, Twin Pagoda Temple (Shuangta Si), Chongshan Temple, Meng Shan Giant Stone Buddha, and Tianlong Mountain. Among Taiyuan’s top attractions, the Jinci Temple is the city's most popular one while Twin Pagoda Temple has become a symbol of Taiyuan. Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan is only a two hour drive away from Mount Wutai and a one hour drive from Pingyao Ancient City or Qiao’s Grand Courtyard. Taiyuan is the best place from which to enjoy a day trip to either destination.
Located 20 kilometres to the south-west of Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan, Jinci Temple was established about 1,400 years ago and after the expansion of the Northern and Southern Dynasties, the Northern Qi Period, Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Song dynasty, it reflects a combination of historical cultural relics and beautiful landscapes. The welcoming branches of the many ancient trees near its front gate provide an eye-catching entrance. Beyond this, its numerous halls, pavilions and bridges are guaranteed to keep the attention of any visitor. Jinci Temple achieved worldwide fame mainly because it is an ancient ancestral temple, which is quite rare in China. The three additional wonders that draw people from across the world to the temple are, the Figures of The Maidservants, the Zhou Cypress and the Never Aging Spring.
The Twin Pagoda Temple
Located 8 kilometres from Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan, Twin Pogoda Temple, also known as Yongzuo Temple, was named after the two 53 metres tall pagodas standing on its grounds. The temple is located in the south-eastern section of Taiyuan and historical records reveal that the temple and the two pagodas were built under the order of Emperor Wanli in 1608 during the Ming Dynasty. The best time to visit the temple is in April and May when the peony and clove plants are in full bloom. These beautiful flowers are said to have been planted here during the Ming Dynasty and their beauty does indeed make the old temple more elegant and appealing.
Located 50 kilometres to the north-west of the Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan, the 1,700 metres tall mountain, has some especially scenic spots such as Shengshou Temple and Tianlong Mountain Grottoes. Shengshou Temple, which is located on the mountain hillside, was originally constructed in the Northern Qi Dynasty and named Tianlong Temple. It changed to its current name during Qing Dynasty. There are altogether 25 caves in Tianlong Mountain Grottoes and nearly 500 statues of Buddha in varying sizes, scattered across the west and east cliffs. Arising around Tianlong Mountain you will find verdant trees and the far off peaks of distant mountain chains as well as the fountain of the Longwang Grotto which runs quietly over the front of the mountain.
Meng Shan Giant Stone Buddha
Located 17 kilometres to the south-west of Kempinski Hotel Taiyuan, the giant stone Buddha was completed during the Beiqi period and had an original height of 63 metres. Although the Meng Shan Giant Stone Buddha is shorter in height than the Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan Province by just a few metres, it is nevertheless 162 years older. In addition to the world-famous Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan and Leshan, the little-known Meng Shan Giant Buddha Statue is the only other open-air carved stone statue of Buddha measuring over 50 metres in height.
Wu Tai Mountain
Located in north-east region of Shanxi Province but only a 2 hour drive from Taiyuan, Wu Tai Mountain is also known as Qiang Liang Mountain. During the summer, the average temperature in Wu Tai Mountain is about 10℃. The mountain is actually a cluster of five terrace-like peaks including the East Terrace, West Terrace, South Terrace, North Terrace and Central Terrance, hence the name Mount Wutai (Five Terrace Mountain). The North Terrace has the highest peak at about 3,058 metres above sea level and is named as the Roof of North China. It is said that this mountain is the dwelling place of the Manjusri Bodhisattva. Originally the mountain was home to 360 temples dating back to the Tang Dynasty but now only 47 still exist. Over the years, an incalculable numbers of pilgrims and visitors have come here. Among these magnificent temples, the five most famous are the Xiantong Temple, TayuanTemple, Manjusri Temple (Summit Bodhisattva), Shuxiang Temple and Luohou Temple.
Ping Yao Ancient City
Located in central of Shanxi Province, Ping Yao is only an hour’s drive from Taiyuan. Ping Yao is an ancient city with a history of over 2,700 years. It is an outstanding example of how a Han Chinese city looked during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Its city walls, streets, houses, shops and temples all retain, to an exceptional degree, the look, feel and features of ancient times. The people living in Ping Yao have also preserved many of the traditions of their ancestors. The city walls which were made of black bricks have stood against 600 years of rain and storms and yet are still well preserved. Now it has become a symbol of the city. The circuit of walls measures 6 km in length with nearly 3,000 battlements and 72 massive fortresses, which symbolizes Confucius’s 3,000 disciples and 72 sages.