Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened its latest hotel in China in Hefei, a city founded as a county seat in the Qin Dynasty between China's largest river, the Yangtze River, and the freshwater Chaohu Lake. Built to complement the structures that form the skyline of Hefei, the 27-story Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei is located on Suixi Road.
Welcoming guests are 401 guestrooms that offer views of the urban landscape, and range in size from 484 square feet to 1,453 square feet. Full-length windows and landscape features (such as mountains, flowers and rivers) typically found in Chinese paintings are fused in the room interior through soft beige tones. The rooms also have a large desk space, as well as the bathroom.
Situated on the highest floors of Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei are its Executive and Speciality Suites that are fitted with living and sleeping spaces, and large windows overlooking the city. Marble-clad bathrooms include a separate bath, walk-in shower, and television.
Aside from panoramic views of Hefei, suite and Horizon Club guests can enjoy extra privileges at the Horizon Club Lounge on level 27 of the hotel, including express check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast buffet, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails, and full concierge service.
For dining, the property offers: Chinese restaurant Yang Zi Xuan (literally meaning a “dining hall in the Yangtze delta”), which has nine dining rooms available for private gatherings; Café Wan, which has a theater style concept; and on the lobby level of the hotel, the Lobby Lounge, which includes vast windows that look out onto a manicured garden.
Other amenities include: CHI, The Spa, which has two double and five single spa suites, a relaxation lounge for use pre- or post-treatment, as well as an herbal steam and shower; 24-hour Health Club; a 82-foot indoor pool; Jacuzzi; steam and sauna room; and a beauty salon.
For events, the property has a 15,070-square-foot pillarless Grand Ballroom that can accommodate 900 people. There is also a business center and eight other function rooms with city views to host smaller-scale gatherings and meetings.
Hefei is located in the Anhui province, which is over 2,200 years old and home to the Huangshan Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.