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Shangri-La Signs New Hotel in Changsha

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Shangri-La has signed an agreement with Huayuan Real Estate Beijing, one of Chinas major real estate companies, to open a new hotel in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province in south-central China.

The 460-room hotel, operated by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, is scheduled to open in 2015.

Shangri-La Hotel, Changsha will be part of the Central, a mixed-use development that includes an office tower, a large shopping mall, an exhibition centre and seven residential buildings.

The hotel will be located in Tianxin District and is within walking distance of Furong and Wuyi Roads, the citys main financial and commercial streets, adjoining the main dining and entertainment area in Pozi and Jiefang Road. It will be 30 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the Changsha high-speed train station.

Shangri-La Hotel, Changsha will occupy the top 20 floors of the citys 268-metre-high building, overlooking the Juzizhou islet (a famous scenic island for locals in the middle of the Xiang River), Yuelu Mountain and the city. The lower floors of the building will house offices and the hotels food and beverage outlets and meeting facilities.

Designed with comfort in mind, and to take advantage of the views over the city and the river frontage, the hotels 430 guestrooms will be an average size of 45 square metres and include 90 Horizon Club rooms, with the club lounge set on the top floor. There will be 29 Bay Suites ranging in size between 135 and 225 square metres and one Bay Presidential Suite spanning over 300 square metres.

The hotel will feature a variety of dining and entertainment options including an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant with 15 private dining rooms, a rooftop speciality restaurant, a tea lounge, a bar and a lobby lounge.

Recreational facilities including an indoor swimming pool, spa and health club will also be available.

The meeting and banqueting facilities will include a 2,000-square-metre grand ballroom, a 500-squaremetre junior ballroom, 10 function rooms as well as a Government VIP Room and Bridal Room.

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