Shangri-La opens new China property

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has opened a new hotel in China.“The opening of Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen not only sets new standards of luxury hospitality and dining in Shenzhen, it also focuses attention on this dynamic new part of the city, the ‘New Centre of Shenzhen’ - Futian,” said Mr Gerhard Hecker, the hotel’s General Manager.

The opening of the 548-room Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen adds a 40-storey luxury building to the city’s skyline. Guestrooms, averaging 45 square metres in size, feature a design that is both classic and contemporary, while being warm and comfortable.

Café Zen, the hotel’s all-day dining outlet, is a restaurant that offers diners specialities from Hong Kong, local favourites as well as Asian and Western dishes. Alfresco dining on the restaurant’s terrace is available. The Chinese restaurant, Fook Lam Moon, open for lunch and dinner, entices diners with its authentic and exquisite Cantonese cuisine. Open all day, the Lobby Lounge offers snacks, pastries and desserts, as well as high tea in the afternoons, in an international ambience. Live entertainment is available throughout the day including an eight-piece Chinese band and a pianist. Opening later this year, Angelini Restaurant & Bar will serve diners authentic Italian cuisine with an extensive collection of vintage wines, while the club-like bar will provide drinks and antipasti along with exciting live entertainment.

For event organisers, Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen houses a 1,800-square-metre grand ballroom with a high ceiling of 9.5 metres. With the latest technology lift transportation to deliver massive equipment, including vehicles, directly to the ballroom, the grand ballroom is ideal for car and product launches. An auditorium, a junior ballroom, a boardroom and a range of seven function rooms are also available, and can be customised to meet requirements.

Guests interested in fitness can enjoy the fully equipped health club and outdoor tennis court. The 25-metre indoor swimming pool and luxurious spa facilities with a spacious wellness area offering a variety of signature facial and body treatments will open in December 2008.

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Futian is the bustling business district of Shenzhen, one of the largest cities in southern China, and is located adjacent to Hong Kong. The hotel is only a short distance from the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre, Shenzhen Civic Centre, thriving retail areas and office towers, and just a few minutes’ walk from Shenzhen’s mass transit railway system, which links directly to the border crossing with Hong Kong. It offers easy access to Shenzhen International Bao’an Airport, the Shekou ferry terminal and the city’s major tourist attractions.
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