The Kerry Hotel Pudong has opened its doors in Shanghai on 18 February 2011, marking the debut of a new five-star hotel brand by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts: Kerry Hotels.
The 31 storey property, located in the new Kerry Parkside complex in Pudong, offers 574 guestrooms and suites, ranging in size from 42 to 168 square metres.The rooms are kitted out with custom-designed in-room consoles with high stools and build-in minibars, 40-inch flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations and complimentary broadband and wireless Internet access are standard. Sliding wall panels partition the guestrooms, leading to separate bath and shower facilities.
“Kerry Hotels will appeal to the business traveller who prefers a vibrant and relaxed environment without compromising on service or quality. The hotels are contemporary in style and provide a seamless link between business, entertainment and recreation. Extensive leisure facilities are designed to become a social activity hub for both hotel guests and the local community,” said Greg Dogan, president and chief executive officer of Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd.
Guests can enjoy round the clock butler and Club concierge services, such as restaurant and sightseeing tour reservations, and exclusive access to the 670-square-metre Club Lounge, with expansive Century Park views. All suites have a separate living room providing a residential-style ambience. DVD players and Nespresso coffee machines are available in addition to the standard guestroom amenities, as are complimentary daily breakfasts and evening cocktails.
The COOK, the main à la carte restaurant with 11 live show kitchens and a gourmet delicatessen has seating for 365 people, including an outdoor patio. The BREW is a lively, contemporary pub. Meanwhile diners at The MEET, a contemporary steakhouse and speciality grill opening in April 2011, are greeted by a theatrically lit “Ageing Room” window dominating the restaurant entrance. Rounding out the hotel’s dining and entertainment options are The COOK Lounge, which serves refreshments and premium teas by day and speciality cocktails at night.
The hotel houses Kerry Sports, a recreation destination spanning 6,000 square metres over three floors. The facilities include a 24 hour gymnasium with studios for aerobics, spinning, Pilates and yoga (including hot yoga), a 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool, an outdoor basketball court and tennis court and an outdoor roof garden with a jogging track.