The Azure Qiantang: a Glittering Addition to The Luxury Collection's China Portfolio Situated along the Qiantang River and named after "Memories of the South" - a masterpiece written by Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi - The Azure Qiantang is the perfect blend between Hangzhou's traditional foundation of simplicity and elegance, combined with a contemporary design aesthetic. The hotel is designed by world-renowned architect Mr. Pierre-Yves Rochon, and features a blue glass colored structure that showcases design elements that references the surging waves of the Qiantang River, merging harmoniously with the colors of the sky. The Azure Qiantang boasts 205 elegant guest rooms and suites, with the majority of hotel rooms offering spectacular views of the Qiantang River. A swimming pool, spa and 24-hour fitness center allow for moments of deep relaxation or invigorating workouts. The hotel features two restaurants: the Lan Ting Chinese Restaurant features a menu inspired by local ingredients from Hangzhou's lake, river, stream, canal and the sea, while Panorama Restaurant & Bar offers a range of favorite local snacks in addition to international buffets. Guests can also choose to sip cocktails or indulge in a lavish local afternoon at the hotel's Riverview Terrace and Lobby Bar respectively. Hangzhou, which is famed across China for being the "Paradise on Earth" and legendary for the world's biggest and most spectacular tidal bore, has a deep and long cultural heritage and rich and enchanting natural scenery. The destination is renowned for its beautiful West Lake, fine-quality silk, and delicate Longjing (or "Dragon's Well") Tea. The Azure Qiantang offers the brand's signature Luxury Collection Concierge service to all guests, providing them with thoughtful recommendations to enhance their stay and discover and experience the region in an authentic and indigenous way. With the Grand Opening of The Azure Qiantang, The Luxury Collection now has six hotels in China, including the legendary Astor Hotel in Tianjin, Twelve at Hengshan and The Hongta Hotel in Shanghai, The Royal Begonia in Sanya, as well the recently opened The Castle Hotel in Dalian. The Luxury Collection's portfolio continues to grow globally in unique destinations ideal for travelers seeking one-of-a-kind experiences. With a glittering ensemble of more than 90 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 35 countries, The Luxury Collection prides itself as the curator of memorable destination experiences. Each hotel and resort is a true reflection of the locale, inspiring today's seasoned global travelers to discover the indigenous charms and treasures through world-class concierge services and signature brand programs such as Destination Discoveries and Epicurean Expeditions.