Marriott International Signs Agreement to Debut St. Regis and AC Hotels by Marriott at China's Picturesque "Thousand Island Lake"

The St. Regis Qiandao Lake and AC Hotel by Marriott Qiandao Lake are slated to open in late 2026 in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China

Marriott International, Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with Zhejiang Wanhao Wanjia Group to develop two properties in Qiandao Lake, located in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province. The St. Regis Qiandao Lake and AC Hotel by Marriott Qiandao Lake are expected open in December 2026, bringing the St. Regis brand’s signature luxury and timeless heritage, complemented with AC Hotels’ modern design and intuitive service to a destination famous for its vast expanses of shimmering blue-green waters withmore than 1,078 islands dotted over 573 square kilometers of pristine natural beauty.

“We are thrilled to partner with Zhejiang Wanhao Wanjia Group to develop these two projects in Qiandao Lake as part of our 'Brand + Destination' approach in offering the best brands and experiences to our guests across various destinations”, said Gavin Yu, Chief Development Officer, Greater China, Marriott International. "Bringing St. Regis and AC Hotels by Marriott to Qiandao Lake’s lush forests and rugged landscapes will further cement our footprint in Hangzhou, while providing our guests with access to a destination of relatively undiscovered beauty that awaits exploration.”

The St. Regis Qiandao Lake
The St. Regis Qiandao Lake will be nestled at the top of Tianyu Mountain, a scenic area in Chun’an county with hiking trails and newly built escalators, offering breathtaking views of Qiandao Lake as well as the nearby Longshan and Meifeng islands. The location is approximately a 30-minute drive to the Qiandao Lake Railway Station, with convenient connections to Hangzhou and Shanghai.

With its landscaping and interior design led by world-renowned designer Bill Bensley, the resort will feature 80 guestrooms and suites, as well as 36 villas including a presidential villa with an outdoor swimming pool and a sun deck. It is also expected to offer four distinct culinary venues including the brand’s signature spaces such as The Drawing Room and The St. Regis Bar. Additional plans for the resort comprise a range of leisure spaces including The St. Regis Spa, kid’s club, swimming pools, fitness room, as well as a total of 235 square meters meeting spaces. The new resort will offer the signature St. Regis Butler service, along with hallmark rituals and exquisite experiences that celebrate the destination.

AC Hotel by Marriott Qiandao Lake
Located on Chunyang Road overlooking a picturesque greenway over Qiandao Lake, AC Hotel by Marriott Qiandao Lake will be easily accessible to travelers, only45 minutes from Qiandao Lake Railway Station.

The hotel is set to feature 185 modern and harmonious guestrooms and suites. A mix of dining options will include the brand’s signature AC Kitchen and AC Lounge. The hotel is also expected to offer facilities such as a Kid’s Club, AC Store, AC Library, Fitness Center, swimming pool, as well as meeting rooms. With its flexible open spaces, purposeful design and signature moments, AC Hotel by Marriott Qiandao Lake will offer a comfortable, elegant and effortless stay for visitors to this marvelous destination.

“It is our great pleasure to partner with Marriott International to debut two prestigious brands at Qiandao Lake,” said Deyong Kong, Chairman, Zhejiang Wanhao Wanjia Group. “With our shared dedication and passion, we are looking forward to offering elevated hospitality experiences to guests and travelers who come to discover this beautiful region of China."

In Hangzhou, Marriott International currently operates over 20 hotels spanning across 10 brands, including The Luxury Collection, Marriott Hotels, Four Points by Sheraton, Moxy Hotels, etc.

Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of nearly 8,700 properties across more than 30 leading brands in 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on X and Instagram.

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining timeless glamour with a vanguard spirit, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is committed to delivering exquisite experiences at more than 50 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Beginning with the debut of The St. Regis hotel in New York by John Jacob Astor IV at the dawn of the twentieth century, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by the signature St. Regis Butler Service. For more information and new openings, visit stregis.com or follow X, Instagram and Facebook. St. Regis is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including complimentary nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels includes over 225 hotels in 33 countries and territories. At AC Hotels, every moment has been designed, refined, crafted, and considered to create a seamless guest experience. Each AC Hotel features purposefully designed signature spaces that strike the perfect balance of form and function. Most notably, the AC Lounge® invites guests and locals alike to collaborate during the day, or to enjoy signature cocktails and tapas in the evening. The AC Kitchen offers a European-inspired breakfast each morning. All AC guest rooms and public spaces evoke a particular sophistication, featuring sleek furnishings, curated artwork, and intuitive technology. The brand is dedicated to the details that matter most to guests during their travels with a mission to deliver The Perfectly Precise Hotel™ experience. For more information, visit www.ac-hotels.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. AC Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

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Senior Director, Brand PR & Communications, Asia Pacific
Marriott International
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