Accor Opens Sofitel Resort in Shanghai

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Friday, 3 April 2009

Accor has opened its 23rd Sofitel Hotel in China. The  Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Huanghe officially opened on 31 March 2000.

The resort style hotel is located in Sheshan National Tourism Resort, just 35 minutes drive from Shanghai city centre, surrounded by lush gardens and blue lagoons. The striking classical Mediterranean architecture provides the perfect backdrop for both leisure and business travellers.

Upon entering the split level lobby, one can feel the influence of the outside surroundings, through the intelligent use of natural looking materials that adorn the area. A fireplace, high backed chairs and interesting sculptures and objects dart give a clear sense of place that is in harmony with the outdoor ambience.

Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Huanghe is a meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) resort that specializes in inspired creative events, with 12 reception rooms and an opulent grand ballroom that can host up to 900 guests seated in banquet style.

The hotel architecture is designed by renowned architects Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates Pte. Ltd. (SRSS) which is based in Atlanta Georgia, USA.

Renowned interior designer, Cheng Chung Design (CCD), from Hong Kong, has created three different room themes; Mediterranean, Chinese and Southeast Asian, ensuring each guest can have a unique experience in their preferred style of surroundings.

The beautifully landscaping around the hotel was created by leading landscape architecture firm, Belt Collins, whilst the lighting is designed by Brandston Partnership inc. (BBI) based in New York.

The Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Huanghe has 368 rooms including 53 Luxury Suites and an Imperial Suite. There are also seven luxury villas specially designed for international and local government officials as well as business delegations.

The rooms and suites, all with private balconies, feature Sofitels MyBed concept, an all feather bed and extra light down duvet combined to promise a perfect nights sleep, a pillow menu, LOccitane and Hermes room amenities, free broadband internet access and many other attributes.

The hotel has a diverse range of restaurants:

- Vie All Day Dining features fresh seafood and international cuisine
- M Mediterranean Restaurant is inspired by countries around the Mediterranean Sea
- Fukami Restaurant proposes creative Japanese dishes using live seafood, grain-fed beef, freshly-made sushi and teppanyaki
- Prince Restaurant specializes in abalone, seafood and authentic regional Cantonese cuisines
- Link Lounge Bar features exotic cocktails and a rich selection of high quality champagnes which can be enjoyed whilst looking out over the beautiful and soothing lagoons, waterfalls and the lush landscaping in the lush gardens outside.
- The Poolside Bar serves all day refreshments, while the Health Bar has light meals and healthy drinks, with a spectacular lagoon view
- Club Millsime and Cigar Bar provide a wide selection of cigars as well as an array of cognacs, spirits and aperitifs.

The hotel has 12 multi-function rooms of total 2100 sqm, all located in a custom, built conference centre. The 1200 sqm pillar-less Grand Ballroom can be separated into three, which can be configured according to clients requirements. All inspired meeting rooms are fully equipped with the latest technology and services required for today's executives.

The Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Huanghes So Spa creates a unique luxury sanctuary, for body and soul reconnection, blending Chinese and French natural roots. So Spa blends its natural surroundings into its 15 treatment rooms, where guests can enjoy a selection of signature treatments and refined French cosmetology.

Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Huanghe also offers a wide variety of leisure activities including the SOFIT Health Club, 3400 sqm outdoor swimming pools and indoor swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, an indoor golf driving range, an outdoor mini golf and a night club.

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