Shangri-La Expands in Mongolia

Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts,
will open a new hotel in Manzhouli city of China’s Inner Mongolia
Autonomous Region in late 2007.  This is the third property the group will
develop in the region, in addition to the Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou opening
mid-2007 and the Shangri-La Hotel, Hohhot opening early 2008.Shangri-La Hotel,  Manzhouli will be located in the prime city centre
area,  east of Tong He Road and north of Liu Dao Road, a 20-minute drive
from the airport and five minutes from the train station.  Designed by
Shanghai-based Eva Wang Studio,  the hotel will feature 200 luxurious
rooms with views of the city or the renowned Xiao Bei Lake.  Each room
has an average floor space of 38 square metres.  Guestrooms will feature
a host of Shangri-La amenities and services,  such as 24-hour room
service,  same day laundry and valet service,  coffee and tea making
facilities,  data ports,  satellite TV and broadband Internet access.
Shangri-La’s exclusive Horizon Club will feature special amenities,
privileges and facilities including express check-in and check-out
service, butler service and a Horizon Club lounge.

  A range of restaurants will be available including a lobby lounge, an
all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, a speciality restaurant
and an entertainment centre.  The meeting and banqueting facilities will
be the largest in the city,  featuring a 1,500 square-metre grand
ballroom,  and nine function rooms with a total space of 1,000 square
metres.  Recreation facilities will include a health club and indoor
swimming pool.

  The city of Manzhouli in Inner Mongolia is China’s top inland port of entry in terms of imports and exports.  Situated on the Chinese-Russian
border,  Manzhouli accounts for   37%  of total foreign trade in Inner
Mongolia and 13%  of China’s total trade with its 15 neighbouring
countries.  Manzhouli is also a city of natural wonders.  The area around
Manzhouli is one of China’s most untouched regions,  with verdant
grasslands, lush woodlands and large numbers of wildlife.

  “Our new hotel in Manzhouli will undoubtedly be the top five-star hotel
in the city,”  said Giovanni Angelini,  Shangri-La’s chief executive
officer and managing director. “We look forward to expanding further into this most promising region which has so much potential.”

Shangri-La currently has 19 properties in mainland China and Shangri-La
Hotel,  Manzhouli is one of more than 15 hotel projects under development in that country.
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