The Luxury Collection welcomes its eighth property in China with the opening of Na Lotus Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanning. The property is situated in the capital of the Guangxi Province, in a high-rise landmark building in the business district.
“We are excited to introduce Nanning to our global explorers, allowing them to discover the destination, also known as the Green City and its abundance of lush foliage,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection. “As a culturally rich ethnic minority area in Guangxi Province, the destination is a perfect gateway for travelers to experience through the lens of The Luxury Collection.”
The property offers nearly 300 guestrooms, including 26 suites, with design inspired by the lotus flower and the floor-to-ceiling views of the Yong River and Qingxiu Mountain. Social spaces throughout the property range from an indoor pool with skyline views to a modern fitness center.
Four dining venues include Na Lian, a Chinese restaurant with Guangxi and Cantonese cuisine; Sky Lounge, a social hub with cocktails, wines and spirits; The Clouds, an all-day international restaurant; and Yun Yue, a Thai and Vietnamese fusion eatery.
The hotel’s concierge team arranges unprecedented travel opportunities for guests, such as visits to Qingxiu Mountain and Detian Waterfall, and the Yong Opera.
“As the first Marriott International luxury hotel in Guangxi Province Na Lotus hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel invites the guests to explore the charm of Nanning,” said Henry Lee, COO and managing director, Greater China, Marriott International. “Na Lotus Hotel is a rare gem of the Zhuang Minority, and we are thrilled to uncover this hidden treasure for our global travelers who are sure to develop a deep connection with this fascinating destination.”
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