Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Opens 28th Hotel in China

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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo today— its third property in the Zhejiang province after Shangri-La Hotel, Hangzhou and Shangri-La Hotel, Wenzhou— to complement its current portfolio of 27 mainland China hotels.

The 563-room Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo is located in the heart of the central business district, at the confluence of the Fenghua, Yuyao and Yong Rivers. As the city's latest luxury hotel, it is a 20-minute drive from the airport and within walking distance of Ningbo's largest shopping area, Tianyi Square, and major tourist attractions.

With luxury and technology in mind, the guestrooms at Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo feature broadband internet access, as well as integrated audio-visual equipment. Guests can interface personal electronic devices such as MP3 players, iPods and digital cameras in their rooms— the first hotel in Ningbo to offer such technology.

Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo also provides comprehensive event solutions to corporate clients, meeting organizers and the local community. With 5,000 square metres of meeting and banqueting space, facilities include a 2,000-square-metre, column-free grand ballroom— the largest of its kind in the Zhejiang province— and a variety of function rooms suited for any event. In addition, a purpose-built VIP interview room, the first-of-its-kind in the city, offers an excellent facility for guests to hold high-level dialogue.

With a health club comprising the city's largest lap pool, a gym and two tennis courts, Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo also provides a fully-equipped and spacious spa with nine private treatment rooms. The property offers guests a range of dining experiences, including 13 private dining rooms at the hotel's signature Chinese restaurant, Shang Palace, the Yi Cafe, the Lobby Lounge and the Lobster Bar and the Grill.

Long known as a major trading and shipping hub, Ningbo is situated across the Hangzhou Bay from Shanghai. It is one of China's oldest cities, steeped in history and boasts a number of cultural relics. In modern times, Ningbo has become a major exporter of consumer and electrical products, textiles, food and industrial tools, and is one of China's busiest port cities. Ningbo is a two-hour drive from Shanghai via the Hangzhou Bay Bridge and a two-hour flight from Hong Kong.

To celebrate the opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo, a special introductory rate is available for single or double occupancy in a Deluxe room, including daily breakfast. The rate is subject to a 15 per cent surcharge.

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