Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts,
has signed a contract with the Far Eastern Group to manage the
Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Tainan, scheduled to open third quarter
2008. The partnership marks the second hotel in Taiwan owned by the prominent Far
Eastern Group and managed by Shangri-La, following Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei which opened in 1994.
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Tainan will be adjacent to the Tainan Rail Station and a 20-minute drive from the High Speed Rail Station
(THSR) with connections throughout Taiwan. The hotel adjoins the Far Eastern Group’s FE21 Mega shopping complex and is
located near the famous National Cheng Kung University.
The 336-room, 38-floor atrium hotel is designed
to be one of the most luxurious
international deluxe hotels in southern Taiwan, with interior design by Hong Kong-based AB Concept and Taiwan-based Metro Space Design as
architects. The hotel will feature some of the largest guestrooms in the city
with an average size of 50 square metres. The Horizon Club, featuring 51
guestrooms and suites, will offer a host of special amenities and
privileges such as express check-in and check-out service, exclusive club
lounge for daily breakfast and evening cocktails, and meeting facilities.
Dining options will include a Chinese restaurant on the 38th floor
offering Huaiyang, Cantonese and Taiwanese specialties and 360 degree
city views, an all-day cafe featuring international cuisines at interactive cooking stations, and a comfortable Lobby Lounge.
Additional facilities will include a health club, spa and outdoor
The hotel will also provide a total 2,293 square metres of function
space, including a 1,055-square-metre pillarless ballroom as well as a 300
square-metre auditorium and intimate function rooms totalling 550 square
Mr. Emil Leung has been appointed general manager of the hotel. Mr.
Leung has been with Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts for more than 10 years,
most recently at Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei.
“The delivery of Shangri-La’s service excellence has a proven track
record of success for us,” said Douglas Tong Hsu, chairman and chief executive officer of Far Eastern Group. “After more than a decade of collaboration with Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel in Taipei, we
are confident this new hotel will be a superlative addition to the Tainan hospitality
Until the end of the 19th century Tainan, in southwest Taiwan, was the
political, economic and cultural center of Taiwan. The city is known as the ancient cultural capital of Taiwan and still displays abundant historic buildings and references, with a well-developed industrial and
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