Shangri-La opens hotel in Chengdu

Shangri-La has the opening of its first hotel in Southwest China - the Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu. Adjacent to the Shangri-La Office Tower, the 36-storey hotel features the largest spa and ballroom in the city centre.

The hotel is a 25-minute drive from Chengdu International Airport and a
  convenient 15-minute walk to the Chunxi Road Pedestrian Precinct shopping
  area. It is located in the city centre, in the historic site of the Swell
  Fun,  the oldest wine lane in the world according to Guinness World

  Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu overlooks the Jinjiang River, acclaimed as “the
  green necklace around the neck of Chengdu,” where Fu River meets Nan
  River.  The Hejian Pavilion is also located on this spot - built in Tang
  Dynasty, it is now considered a lucky site for local residents.

  The 594-room hotel offers the largest guestroom size in the city centre
  at a minimum of 42 square metres and up to 276 square metres for suites.
  In addition,  26 serviced apartments cater to the special needs of
  long-term guests.

  The river view rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that look on to
  Jinjiang River and the Ming and Qing Dynasty style Lang Bridge.  Lined
  with traditional tea houses, shops and restaurants, it offers a lively
  atmosphere during the day and its cultural character is enhanced by
  bridge lights at night.


  The Horizon Club rooms and suites with panoramic views offer guests
  personalised services as well as extensive privileges, such as dedicated
  concierge;  complimentary American buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and
  evening cocktails; meeting rooms and a business centre.

  The two restaurants include CafĂ©  Z,  which showcases nine open “food
  theatres”  that deliver creatively presented and enticing international
  dishes.  Live entertainment also guarantees a fun and lively dining
  experience.  Shang Palace,  Shangri-La’s signature Chinese restaurant,
  serves fine Cantonese and Sichuanese cuisines and offers different
  private dining rooms.  Nightly live music can be enjoyed at the Lobby

  CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La - Shangri-La’s signature spa brand - will open
  in August 2007 and is inspired by the legend of Shangri-La in the Lost
  Horizon novel,  offering treatments and therapies based on Chinese and
  Himalayan wellbeing rituals and traditions.  With 11 treatment rooms set
  in an area of approximately 900 square metres, Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu
  features the largest spa among the city’s five-star hotels.

  In addition,  the health club facilities include a gym, indoor swimming
  pool, outdoor tennis court and sauna.

  With a floor space of 2,100 square metres and a nine-metre-high ceiling,
  the Grand Ballroom is the largest of its type in the city centre.
  Providing direct access via a large lift, it is even possible to drive a
  car into the Grand Ballroom for exhibits.  For more intimate occasions, a
  selection of 16 additional function rooms and an auditorium are also

  Chengdu is home to the giant Pandas and the world’s only Panda Breeding
  and Research Centre.  The city is also a hub for travel with many World
  Cultural Heritage sites and the only city with direct flights and trains
  to Tibet.