Shangri-La Hotel, Tangshan opened

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened the 301-room Shangri-La Hotel, TangshanThe property is located in the Phoenix New Town, a new eco-oriented urban area adjacent to the new financial and commercial hub. Inspired by the property’s location, the hotel has custom pieces that include crystal chandeliers, embossed metal artwork and marble and wood carvings. Located within the Tangshan Kerry Property complex, the hotel adjoins a shopping mall and landscaped park.

Outside of the hotel, visitors can see Tangshan's UNESCO-listed Eastern Qing Tombs.

The hotel's guestrooms and suites, which range from 45 square meters (484 square feet) to 135 square meters (1,453 square feet), use natural tones to offset the carpet's green motif. There are also Chinese-style paintings and local ceramic ware. The rooms have Wi-Fi connectivity, a workspace and marble bathroom.

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Within the hotel are 34 apartments styled as studios and one- or two-bedroom apartments. All residents enjoy full access to Shangri-La Hotel, Tangshan's facilities and services.

Located on level 23 is the Horizon Club Lounge.

At Tang Huang Ge, the hotel's Chinese restaurant, there are wooden lattice screens at the entrance. A chandelier fashioned in the abstract form of a phoenix - the symbol of Tangshan - crowns the center of the restaurant and each of its 10 private dining rooms. Walls are adorned with screens depicting Chinese shadow puppet forms and complement carpet patterns of the China Rose, the city flower of Tangshan.

Cafe Shang has glass frontage that looks out on to a garden and park, and leads to an outdoor terrace for alfresco dining in the warmer months.

Meanwhile, the Lobby Lounge has an unobstructed view of the outdoor greenery with its floor-to-ceiling windows.

Other amenities include a health club with a 24-hour gym, yoga and aerobics studio, an indoor temperature-controlled swimming pool and kids' pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, all on the third level.

For events, the property has the pillar-less 1,800-square-meter (19,375 square feet) Shangri-La Ballroom, as well as eight other function spaces.

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