Rosewood to arrive in Xi’an in 2026

Rosewood continues its aggressive growth plans with the announcement to open an ‘ultra-luxury hotel’, Rosewood Xi’an, in 2026. The new hotel will occupy prime real estate within one of China’s most storied and attractive destinations. Here’s what we know…

Rosewood Xi'an to open in 2026

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, has been on a roll over the last few years, announcing its arrival in new territories, including Spain, Saudi Arabia, Vienna, among others. The group continues its strategic global growth with the announcement of Rosewood Xi’an, an urban resort set to join the brand’s already robust portfolio of properties across China in 2026.

Located east of Xi’an’s Qujiang District, the property will provide leisure and business travellers alike with an ultra-luxury home base located in close proximity to major arts, shopping and tourism attractions. Representative of the brand’s guiding A Sense of Place philosophy, wherein each Rosewood property reflects its destination’s storied history, rich culture and unique spirit, Rosewood Xi’an aims to fully immerse guests in this dynamic destination. Known as one of the world’s four ancient cities, Xi’an is the starting point of the historical Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other notable cultural sites nearby include the Du Lin Relics Park, Xi’an Botanical Garden and Grand White Deer Plain.

“We are pleased to continue our growth in China with the introduction of Rosewood Xi’an and remain steadfast in our commitment to expanding the Rosewood brand to the country’s most spectacular and culturally significant destinations,” said Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “This development highlights the brand’s dedication to offering guests the unique opportunity to genuinely connect with and celebrate local cultures and communities all over the world.”

“We are so glad to partner with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to create a global, high-end lifestyle and aesthetic in Xi’an,” says Wuliang Li , chairman of Vanzhong Group. “Rosewood’s 40-year-long A  Sense of Place brand philosophy is a perfect fit with Vanzhong Group’s vision. Together, we will create a destination for amazing experiences of impeccable service and new-era luxury, as well as a special place for spiritual journeys of deep cultural connection.”

The hotel will shelter a total of 180 rooms and suites in addition to four food and beverage outlets including a casual bistro, Chinese restaurant, specialty restaurant and a bar. The hotel will also offer the brand’s exclusive executive lounge, The Manor Club, as well as Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative well-being concept, which will feature eight treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness centre and a Rosewood Explorer’s club with a plethora of activities for children.

Images of the hotel’s design and architecture are yet to be released. Rosewood Xi’an is the latest development announcement for the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand, adding to a strong pipeline of projects set to open in China in the coming years, including Rosewood Shenzhen (2025), Rosewood Chengdu (2026), Rosewood Hangzhou (2026) and Rosewood Shanghai (2028).

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