Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces that the five-star Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, one of the most
highly regarded deluxe properties in China, has completed its US$138
million expansion programme, unveiling a 36-floor new glass tower featuring
375 rooms and suites. The new structure also comprises a range of
trend-setting designer restaurants and bars, a grand ballroom, CHI Spa, a
Health Club and glassed-in outdoor swimming pool. With the opening of Tower
2, Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, with a total room inventory of 981, has
become the largest deluxe hotel in Shanghai and the largest of Shangri-La
Hotels and Resorts’ 48 properties.More than 600 guests from around the world, including top government
officials from the Shanghai municipal government, gathered in the hotel’s
China Ballroom to celebrate this grand occasion on 26 September.
“We truly appreciate the significant contribution the hotel has made to
Pudong’s development since its 1998 opening,” said Mr. Du Jiahao, party
secretary of the Communist Party Committee of Pudong District. “With the
opening of Tower 2, I am sure Pudong Shangri-La will attain new levels of
The new tower is designed by New York-based architect Kohn Pedersen Fox
(KPF). It features premier rooms, the largest in Shanghai, offers a minimum
floor space of 54 square meters (581 square feet) and views of the
historical Bund or Pudong’s cityscape. All rooms offer the full array of
Shangri-La amenities, which includes WIFI, broadband, data ports and IDD,
satellite TV, in-room facsimile and 24-hour room service.
Making its China debut is CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, featuring some of the
largest and most luxurious private spa suites in the city, which provide a
“spa within a spa” atmosphere. A sanctuary of tranquility inspired by the
legend of “Shangri-La,” CHI offers a range of specialized body, water,
massage and facial therapies based on the ancient healing traditions,
philosophies and rituals of China and the Himalayas.
Adding a new dimension to the Pudong and Shanghai dining and entertainment
scene are the Pudong Shangri-La’s eight additional cutting-edge
restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing the design style of international
award-winning creative mavericks like Bilkey Llinas Design, Super Potato
and Adam D. Tihany.
Making a grand entrance to the Shanghai restaurant scene in mid-October
will be the hotel’s signature restaurant and bar—Jade on 36. Guests will
appreciate the architecture and design by award-winning Adam D. Tihany and
the panoramic views of Shanghai and the famous Bund from Level 36.
Celebrated Chef de Cuisine Paul Pairet will showcase his “cuisine de
voyage” ? culled from extensive international culinary experience and
fuelled with a passion for cutting-edge technique.
Taking pride of place is the hotel’s second ballroom ? the China Ballroom ?
which is Shanghai’s largest, with a capacity of up to 1700 guests for
receptions. In addition to the existing Grand Ballroom and 10 meeting rooms
of various sizes in Tower 1, the hotel offers a total of 6,500 square
metres (70,000 square feet) of versatile indoor and outdoor event space.
To complement the new level of facilities and services, a brand new
Rolls-Royce Phantom and two Mercedes E350 stretch limousines have been
added to its fleet of limousines.
“With the opening of our new tower, the Pudong Shangri-La is now elevated
to a class of its own and is set to become ‘the destination’ in the city,”
said Philippe Caretti, vice president and general manager of the Pudong
Shangri-La. “It will reinforce our position as one of the leading hotels in
Shanghai, if not China, and allow us to better cater to the increasing
demand for luxury accommodation, innovative restaurants and bars and
comprehensive meeting facilities.”
“The spectrum of new facilities and services presented by the addition of
Tower 2 will greatly strengthen the hotel’s competitive advantage in its
key market segments, especially individual business travel, conferences and
leisure travel,” said Kent Zhu, vice president, sales and marketing.