Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai set to open in June
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' newest flagship hotel will open in the heart of Shanghai in June 2013. The 508-room Jing An Shangri-La in West Shanghai presents luxury and glamour befitting one of the world’s most exciting cities. The hotel is the cornerstone of the new Jing An Kerry Centre, a 450,000-square-metre complex of prime retail, office and residential space.
Guestrooms will occupy the top 29 floors of the hotel's 60-storey main tower, while restaurants, offices and retail shops will be located on the lower levels. All rooms feature bathrooms with heated marble floors, LCD TV and digital clock embedded in the bathroom mirrors. The hotel will overlook a 3,000-square-metre piazza, which was once home to Chairman Mao Zedong during the 1920s, featuring pathways, gardens, water features and al fresco dining. Preserved amidst the Jing An Kerry Centre's gleaming modern towers, the heritage home is being restored with the support of Kerry Properties and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, in collaboration with the Jing An District Government.
Among Jing An Shangri-La's draws is its array of restaurants and lounges. Venues include Summer Palace, which serves Southeastern Chinese cuisine with Cantonese flair; classic American bar and grill, 1515 WEST Chophouse & Bar; international buffet experience Café LIANG; and a modern Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar in a striking stand-alone two-storey glass-roof building clad in bamboo. Other highlights include Shangri-La's signature CHI, The Spa, a state-of-the-art health club and a 25-metre heated indoor sky-dome lap pool.
The hotel offers an unparalleled 4,465 square metres of function space catering for meetings and events in the central business district. Its 1,740-square-metre pillarless Jing An Grand Ballroom is the largest in West Shanghai and boasts a 10-metre-high ceiling, roof garden and 1,039-square-metre pre-function area. The self-contained Lifestyle Suite, a signature event venue, provides the perfect combination of privacy and exclusivity with its own bar, reception area, living room, dining room and courtyard, catering for up to 80 guests.
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