Shangri-La Opens its 35th Hotel in Mainland China

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Shangri-La has opened its 35th hotel in mainland China.

The 369-room Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province, overlooks the Mingyue Lake and sits amidst its own classic Chinese garden with pavilions, pagodas and koi ponds.

The hotel features Horizon Club floor accommodations and private lounge; complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; an enticing array of restaurants, and a full complement of leisure and recreational facilities, including a comprehensive Health Club with a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym, tennis court and massage treatment rooms.

Among the hotels dining and entertainment options are Cafe Xiu, which features five interactive cooking stations serving international dishes, and the signature Shang Palace offering authentic Cantonese cuisine and traditional Huaiyang selections.

The citys newest gathering spot for meetings and special events is also one of the largest venues in Yangzhou. The hotels 1,485-square-metre, pillar-free Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 840 people for a banquet function or 1,350 for a reception. The Grand Ballroom can also be divided into three separate ballrooms and it offers a pre-function area of 500 square meters. There are eight additional function rooms plus a VIP greeting room.

Located in the New Western District of Yangzhou, the hotel is steps away from the Conference and Exhibition Centre and a short drive to the city centre and famous Slender West Lake. Yangzhou Railway Station is five minutes from the hotel by car. Yangzhou Taizhou Airport is approximately 30 minutes away and Nanjing Lukou International Airport is an hour and a halfs drive.

Yangzhou is a picturesque city with a storied history. Legend has it Marco Polo served there under Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan from 1282 to 1287. Many famous Chinese poets, especially from the Tang (618-907) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties, praised Yangzhou for its waterways, gardens, lacquer ware and Huaiyang cuisine.

Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou is offering an opening rate of RMB868 per night, plus tax and service charges, through 31 March 2013. The rate includes a one-night stay in a Deluxe City View Room and daily breakfast at Cafe Xiu. Terms and conditions apply.

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