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Shangri-La Hotels in Beijing launch Pre-Olympic Vacation Packages

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Wednesday, 16 January  2008

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is now offering five-day / four-night Pre-Olympic Vacation packages at its four Beijing properties. Available until 30 June 2008, the four specially designed themed packages give travellers insight into the multifaceted Chinese capital in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympic Games.

All four packages feature visits to Olympic sites such as the Birds Nest and Water Cube. Highlights of the Art and Sport package include a Peking Opera School tour, dinner at the late Peking Opera Master Mei Lanfangs private mansion and a tour of the renowned 798 Art District, a hub of Chinese contemporary art. Guests will also visit the Beijing Sport School, where they can watch Chinas future Olympic medalists train.

Guests booking the History and Architecture package will visit and learn about the capitals iconic historic attractions, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace, from the perspective of architecture, imperial planning and feng shui, as well as see some of Beijings new ultra-modern architecture.

A sampling of the Wine and Dine packages culinary adventures includes a tour of the Lotus Market, visits to classical and contemporary Chinese restaurants and cooking lessons.

The Sight and Shop package features guided shopping excursions tailored to those interested in traditional Chinese art and crafts, furniture, silk and pearls.

Pre-Olympic Vacation packages include four nights accommodation on the hotels executive club floors, round trip airport transportation, daily breakfast and lunch and one dinner at a hotels fine dining restaurant. Also included are tour transportation, private guides, entry fees for local attractions and selected meals at Beijing restaurants.

Pre-Olympic Vacation packages are priced only in RMB. The four packages can be booked at any one of the four Shangri-La hotels in Beijing. Rates start from:

- China World Hotel, Beijing RMB25,500 (approximately US$3,490)
- The Kerry Centre Hotel, Beijing RMB22,500 (approximately US$3,082)
- Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing RMB20,500 (approximately US$2,808)
- Traders Hotel, Beijing RMB18,500 (approximately US$2,534)

Pre-Olympic Vacation packages are based on double occupancy in a deluxe room, subject to availability, and include tax and service charges.

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