Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the official opening of two new properties – Park Hyatt Changbaishan and Hyatt Regency Changbaishan – marking the first Hyatt ski resorts to open outside the United States and the first dual-branded properties to debut in China. With snowy peaks, breathtaking scenery and world-class skiing on Changbai Mountain, the hotels have opened just in time for millions of travelers and serious skiers this holiday season.
With both hotels located side-by-side in the Changbaishan International Resort development, this new multi-season destination offers a variety of mountain activities and experiences year round. Skiers and travelers from all over China and around the world have the opportunity to enjoy multiple experiences in one destination.
“It is with great pride that these two hotels open in the beautiful Changbai Mountain region, which shows our commitment to strategic, thoughtful and purposeful growth in China where we know our guests are traveling,” said Christopher Koehler, Vice President of Operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, China. “Park Hyatt Changbaishan and Hyatt Regency Changbaishan bring the best of luxury, accessibility, and relaxation to this outdoor lifestyle destination, and we are thrilled to be growing our Hyatt brand presence in this critical market.”
The highest peak in a range that borders China and North Korea, Changbai Mountain has a 5A rating as a Scenic Spot from China’s National Tourism Bureau and enjoys a reputation as ''the highest mountain touching heaven.'' Meaning ''ever white'' in Mandarin, it is also said that when couples visit Changbai, they will stay together for their entire life – even after their hair grows white. This romantic region has spectacular scenery, a rich ecological environment and its own unique culture and food that make it a standout destination.“Opening these two properties here at Changbai Mountain has been quite a privilege,” said Anthony Gain, General Manager of Park Hyatt Changbaishan and Hyatt Regency Changbaishan. “It is an absolute joy to welcome travelers to this incredibly beautiful and historic location in China, and I am confident that both Park Hyatt Changbaishan and Hyatt Regency Changbaishan will exceed guest expectations, whether they are in town for skiing, spa breaks, business or simply to relax and take in the great outdoors.”