I stayed for several days on a business trip, and found the hotel very relaxing and accommodating. The buffet isn't quite as good as some other similar high end hotels (such as the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong) but still very good, with lots of traditional Chinese, other Asian, and western dishes. The room was very comfortable, with a great bed. The hotel is fairly new but seems to be taking some harsh wear and tear, making it age before its time. Views to the ocean are very nice, though I didn't have an ocean view room. The location is a bit out of the way, so either a frenzied walk or an even frenzier cab ride will be required to get to good restaurants, etc. The staff are very friendly and professional, and a western gentleman with a German accent helped me each morning with a to-go cup for my coffee so I could finish breakfast in my room (my Chinese is awful). Overall a great hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally positioned for business and leisure, Hyatt Regency Qingdao is located in Laoshan District, Qingdao’s new business, commercial and entertainment centre with direct access to the popular Shi Lao Ren Beach, a three-kilometre stretch of yellow-sand beachfront and azure waters. Opened in 2013, the landmark urban resort is just a 30-minute drive away from Qingdao Liuting International Airport making it a convenient access to the main business district of Qingdao as well as district government offices. It is also close to the Qingdao International Exhibition Centre, Qingdao Grand Theatre, and newly opened Lion shopping mall as well as Shi Lao Ren International Golf Club, Polar Ocean World and Mount Laoshan, the birthplace of Taoism. Hyatt Regency Qingdao offers 439 spacious contemporary guestrooms all with panoramic ocean or beach views. In addition, the urban resort features five acclaimed restaurants and bars, extensive meetings, wedding and events venues and a day spa. The Regency Club accommodation– the Hyatt executive floors – provides premium amenities and personalised services. Regency Club guests enjoy exclusive accommodation on levels 20 to 26, and access to the 21st floor Regency Club lounge, offering complimentary continental buffet breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening drinks, express check-in and checkout, plus use of the club boardroom and private outdoor terrace. Hyatt Regency Qingdao upholds the brand’s reputation for signature gourmet experiences with beautifully appointed restaurant designs and unique dining concepts, establishing itself as the city’s premier dining destination. The Chinese restaurant, Dong Hai 88, serves authentic northern Chinese cuisine, including signature Peking duck and authentic Qingdao seafood specialities, in a dining room that references Qingdao’s fishing heritage, complete with wave-like wood ceilings and stylised fishtail lanterns. Two semi-private dining rooms offer views of the open kitchens, and one features glass panels that peer directly into the live fish tanks. An expansive terrace offers alfresco dining overlooking the beach. Dong Hai 88 Private Dining is poised to be Qingdao’s premier fine-dining destination serving Shandong seafood delicacies and refined Cantonese cuisine. Offering a truly exclusive VIP dining experience, the restaurant features seven private dining suites seating from 8 to 24 guests, each with exquisite interiors and panoramic views of the ocean or Shi Lao Ren Beach. Seasonal world cuisine is on the menu at Market Cafe, an all-day restaurant with interactive open kitchens serving extravagant buffet spreads. The lively space, trimmed in white marble and natural woods, features soaring 15-metre ceilings, and guests can step out to an oceanfront dining deck with direct beach access. BEBA specialty restaurant and bar is a casual and unique cook-it yourself concept that provides for an entertaining dining experience with friends or large groups. Barbecue table top cooking is the key concept with marinated premium meats and seafood presented on platters. The right mood will be set by the resident DJ and seasonal live performances throughout the evening to create fun and party mood. In the summer, a wide outdoor terrace overlooking Shi Lao Ren Beach will allow people to enjoy drinks and freshly barbecued food in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Bay Lounge in the hotel lobby provides a calm retreat to relax and unwind throughout the day with home-made snacks and crafted beverages complemented by panoramic sea views. With its unique resort ambience, event spaces with the latest equipment and signature dining, Hyatt Regency Qingdao is the leading choice for high-level meetings, functions and weddings in Qingdao. The hotel features 2,778-square- metre (29,902-square-foot) of multifunctional event venues, plus an 800-square-metre (8,611-square-foot) outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean. The 780 square- metre (8,395-square-foot) pillar-free Regency Ballroom hosts up to 900 guests for a cocktail reception and offers natural daylight. An expansive 678-square-metre (7,297-square-foot) pre-event area with picture windows leads out to an 800-square-metre (8,611-square-foot) landscaped terrace, ideal for beachfront weddings and alfresco events. With direct access to the beach and gardens, the lower level of the urban resort is a haven of relaxation and wellness. The hotel’s Qing Spa features eight private spa suites, including two VIP suites with whirlpools and massage showers. There are also four reflexology rooms, a spa consultation room, and separate men’s and women’s thermal relaxation facilities. Spa goers can rejuvenate body and soul with a range of professional treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and international beauty rituals. The Fitness Centre features high-tech cardio equipment and free weights overlooking the beach. A 25-metre indoor pool with a floating marble whirlpool provides a temperature-controlled alternative to the seaside, just steps away. ... more less
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