Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has opened its
third property in the Zhejiang province of China - the Shangri-La
Hotel, Ningbo. The new hotel follows the Shangri-La Hotel,
Hangzhou and Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou.
The 563-room Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo
is located in the heart of the central business
district, at the confluence of the Fenghua, Yuyao and Yong Rivers.
As the city's
latest luxury hotel, it is a 20-minute drive from the airport and
within walking distance of Ningbo's largest shopping area, Tianyi
Square, and major tourist attractions.
Guestrooms at the Shangri-La
Hotel, Ningbo feature advanced technology such as broadband internet access, as well as
integrated audio-visual equipment. Guests can interface personal
electronic devices such as MP3 players, iPods and digital cameras
in their rooms. Guestrooms measure from 45 square metres upwards,
while suites range in size from 90 to 225 square metres.
Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo also provides comprehensive event
solutions to corporate clients, meeting organisers and the local
community. With 5,000 square metres of meeting and banqueting
space, facilities include a 2,000-square-metre,
column-free grand ballroom and
a variety of function rooms. In addition, a
purpose-built VIP interview room, offers an excellent facility for guests to hold high-level
With a health club comprising one of the city's largest
lap pool (25 metres), a gym and two tennis courts, Shangri-La
Hotel, Ningbo is an ideal location for business travellers and
local residents to unwind. A fully-equipped and spacious spa with
nine private treatment rooms further complements the leisure
facilities at the hotel.
Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo also
offers guests a range of dining experiences, including 13 private
dining rooms at the hotel's signature Chinese restaurant, Shang
Palace, which serves fine Cantonese cuisine and local culinary
delights in a contemporary, yet elegant setting.
showcasing open kitchens and views of the city's three rivers,
provides all-day dining. The Lobby Lounge is ideal venue for
meetings and relaxation.
Featuring seafood and the most premium
cuts of meat, the Lobster Bar and the Grill also provides guests
with nightly live jazz performances and chic cocktails.
celebrate its opening, the Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo, is offering a special
introductory rate of RMB818 per night for single or
double occupancy in a Deluxe room, including daily breakfast. The
rate is subject to a 15% surcharge.
Long known as a
major trading and shipping hub, Ningbo is situated across the
Hangzhou Bay from Shanghai. It is one of China's oldest cities,
steeped in history and boasts a number of cultural relics. In
modern times, Ningbo has become a major exporter of consumer and
electrical products, textiles, food and industrial tools, and is
one of China's busiest port cities.
Ningbo is a two-hour drive from
Shanghai via the Hangzhou Bay Bridge and a two-hour
flight from Hong Kong.
"The city of Ningbo
is fast becoming an integral centre of trade and commerce on
China's East Coast. The launch of Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo is a
natural step in strengthening our presence in the Zhejiang
province and meeting the needs of increasingly sophisticated
business travellers," said Madhu Rao, managing director and chief
executive officer, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. "More
importantly, the opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo is an
affirmation of our strong commitment to maintaining Shangri-La's
position as the largest luxury hotel group in China."
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