Shangri-La Hotel Wenzhou Opens in China
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, celebrates the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou with an opening rate of RMB 888 ($130) per night for a deluxe room. Valid until 28 February 2010, the opening rate includes daily breakfast and marks the completion of all facilities at the hotel, which is one of three Shangri-La properties in China’s southern Zhejiang province.
Located on the southeast coast of China, between the two economic zones of the Pearl River and Yangtze River deltas, Wenzhou is the economic, cultural and communications centre of the province. It has been a principal trading port in China since the Tang Dynasty and is also well known for the production of small commodities and crafts including boxwood carving and embroidery. The area surrounding Wenzhou is renowned for its natural beauty including the landscapes of the Yadang Mountain and Nanxi River.
Ideally placed in the centre of the new development area of Wenzhou, the luxury hotel is next to the Wenzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre, approximately three kilometres from government offices, and a 25-minute drive from Wenzhou Yongqiang Airport.
The 409 tastefully appointed guestrooms and suites offer panoramic river and mountain views with amenities including: complimentary broadband Internet access; a 37-inch high-definition television with satellite and cable programmes; an executive writing desk with international multi-plug sockets; and a spacious marble bathroom. Guestrooms start at 42 square metres, while the presidential suite covers 252 square metres. In addition, 10 serviced apartments with fully-equipped kitchens cater to the needs of long-stay guests.
The Horizon Club, occupying floors 21 to 25, offers travellers a higher calibre of personalised service. The host of special privileges and amenities of the concierge level include: express check-in and check-out; complimentary daily breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails in the Horizon Club Lounge; and complimentary use of a meeting room for two hours.
The hotel’s restaurants and lounges include O Cafe serving international cuisine from live theatre kitchens; Shang Palace serving the Zhejiang province’s Ou cuisine and Cantonese specialities in a main dining room and 17 private dining rooms; and the spacious Lobby Lounge. Facilities at the hotel also include a fully equipped fitness centre, sauna, floodlit outdoor tennis court, and a 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool.
For events, Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou features a 1,700-square-metre pillarless Grand Ballroom with a ceiling height of nine metres, capable of accommodating up to 2,000 guests for cocktail receptions or 1,200 for dinner banquets – the largest in the city. The comprehensive range of meeting and banquet facilities at the hotel also includes 11 function rooms and a Junior Ballroom.
“Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou, the city’s first international hotel, opened with select facilities at the beginning of the year to welcome guests from around the world to this thriving business and commercial hub.” Said James Xi, general manager, Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou. “We are now fully operational, and alongside our sister Shangri-La hotels in Hangzhou and Ningbo, deliver Shangri-La’s signature hospitality to travellers to the Zhejiang Province.”
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