The Legendale Hotel Beijing opened its doors to the world's most discerning travelers, royalty, and heads-of-state in time for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. This was a result of 3 years of ongoing planning and design work by the AGON team, during which AGON provided Technical Assistance and Pre-Opening Management for the landmark property of 143,000 sqm GFA, including 391 well-appointed guestrooms (with even the smallest room size at a very luxurious 54 sqm), 79 serviced apartments, 126 residential apartments, dining outlets, function facilities, shopping boutiques, and a lavish spa. As well, the property has a breathtaking, internal lobby atrium, and throughout the property, numerous genuine antique art pieces accenting the European design.
From an operator's perspective, the hotel is well-planned with adequate space provisions, smartly considered service corridors, smooth flow of materials and guests and service staff, and numerous other conveniences improving both the operator's productivity and its presentation to guests.
And throughout the engagement, AGON regularly made operational decisions including purchasing, staffing requirements, pre-opening budgets, policies and procedures, restaurant concepts and menu planning, property management systems, branding, and the like to prepare the hotel for its esteemed guests.
All told, AGON's overall accomplishment was to help the owner's vision become a reality: building a unique, customized, ultra-luxury hotel to international standards.
AGON is proud that Legendale won an award from HOTELS magazine as one of China's top 10 luxury hotels, and was the only unbranded, independent hotel on the list.