Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of its 35th hotel in mainland China with the debut of the Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province. The 2,500-year-old city of Yangzhou is the newest destination in the luxury hotel group's global collection, and Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou is the city's first international five-star hotel.
The 369-room hotel overlooks the Mingyue Lake and sits amid its own classic Chinese garden with pavilions, pagodas and koi ponds. The hotel features brand signatures such as spacious, elegant guestrooms; Horizon Club floor accommodations and private lounge; complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; an array of restaurants; and a full complement of leisure and recreational facilities, including a comprehensive Health Club with a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym, tennis court and massage treatment rooms.
The city's newest gathering spot for meetings and special events is also the largest venue in Yangzhou. The hotel's 1,485-square-meter, 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.
Among the hotel's 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.
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 center and 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 half's drive.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 77 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands, with a room inventory of over 30,000. The group has a development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and UK.