Langham Hospitality Group Opens the First Cordis Resort in China | Business Wire

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cordis, Dongqian Lake, Ningbo opens today, claiming its mantle as the

first Cordis resort by Langham Hospitality Group as well as the fifth

property in the global Cordis portfolio.

Inspired by its proximity to the serene Dongqian Lake, the largest

natural freshwater lake in Zhejiang province with over 1,200 years of

history, this newest Cordis property provides panoramic views as it

creates a luxurious. Authentic resort experience.

“We're very proud to introduce our first Cordis resort at the beautiful

and pristine Dongqian Lake,” said Stefan Leser, chief executive officer,

Langham Hospitality Group. “This picturesque location with its stately

mountains and lake as well as its rich cultural heritage, is just a

40-minute drive to the thriving city of Ningbo, the economic center of

Zhejiang Province.”

“With the beautiful grounds, stunning villas and our signature heartfelt

service, we believe that Cordis Dongqian Lake will be the perfect choice

for family gatherings, romantic escapades, corporate team-building and

incentive trips,” adds Leser.

The 238 guest rooms and villas resort is designed by Allied Architects

International whose inspiration was derived from local villages and the

natural landscape to emphasize the resort’s connection to the lakeside

setting. The overall design of the resort reflects the traditional

architecture of Zhejiang province and uses natural elements of wood,

stone tiles and bamboo. Multi-tiered waterfalls, winding pathways,

garden pavilions. Floral beds are keys to the design, with intricate

steps taken to preserve an idyllic setting for the guests.

The highlight of the resort is the 18 well-appointed villa complexes,

all of which feature a landscaped courtyard, a two bedroom suite and

four individual rooms. These may be booked in its entirety or

individually, depending on the guests’ needs. For the ultimate in luxury

and comfort, the 1,000 sqm six-bedroom pool villa is ideal for large

family gatherings or a corporate retreat.

All villas are equipped with sun terraces to take in the ethereal views

of Dongqian Lake and the surrounding mountains. Floor heating ensures

guests are kept warm and cozy during the cooler months. A blissful

night’s sleep is ensured with the famous Cordis signature “Dream Bed”

and a specially curated pillow menu in every room.

With the brand’s reputation for innovative food and beverage concepts,

Cordis, Dongqian Lake offers five restaurants and bars: Ming Court,

affiliated with its Michelin-starred namesake in Hong Kong, will serve

refined Cantonese cuisine, the all-day dining Cordis Market will

feature local favorites alongside international cuisines. The very

stylish Bar 29° and Lobby Lounge will serve cocktails,

light bites. Afternoon tea paired with exclusive local teas from

Ningbo. Guests who favor a relaxed, casual setting may partake in the

authentic local dishes at Lake House.

Elaborately designed with a sea of crystal chandeliers, the 805 square

meter, pillar-less Cordis Ballroom with a lofty 7.5 meter ceiling is

perfect for weddings, meetings, gala events and large-scale conferences.

Complemented by additional function rooms and an outdoor terrace, the

1,200 square meters of meeting space is set to become the new social

center for Dongqian Lake and Ningbo. The benchmark for events in the


Guests will also be able to enhance their well-being at Chuan Spa by

Langham which features seven private rooms and treatments derived from

Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophies designed for different

seasons. The spa has specially developed three personalized wellness

retreat programmes. ‘Tao of Detox’, ‘Weight Balance’ and ‘Pressure

Relieve’ which include not only tailored treatments but healthy meal

plans for total rejuvenation and optimum results.

The Health Club is well equipped with a 26-meter indoor heated swimming

pool, 13 hot and cold plunge pools, separate male and female sauna and

steam rooms and dedicated relaxation areas to rejuvenate and revitalize

the body and mind. Complemented by daily exercise classes, the resort’s

health center is fully furnished with a yoga studio as well as the

latest cardio and strength training equipment to meet every fitness need.

Families with young children will appreciate the Kids Center which

offers both indoor and outdoor activities. They can explore the resort’s

forest trail, discover the tree house slide and butterfly garden or

enjoy art and pottery classes and exciting treasure hunts with Cordis’

life-sized plush red panda mascot, Cody. All junior VIPs will also

receive an exclusive personalized backpack with Cody themed gifts to

keep them engaged throughout their stay.

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About Cordis Hotels &. Resorts

Cordis is an approachable luxury hotel brand with a service style that

is heartfelt and intuitively generous. Located in the heart of the local

communities in the most stimulating destinations around the world,

Cordis hotels deliver experiences that are authentic and family

inclusive in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Auckland with more than 10

properties to open within five years. Visit

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Media Contacts:
Iris Lee
Regional Director of Public Relations, China
Langham Hospitality Group
Tel: +86 (21) 33139238 Ext.895
Email: [email protected]

Karine Wong
PR Manager
Langham Hospitality Group
Tel: +852 2186 2307
Email: [email protected]