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Traders Hotel in Xinjiang to Open in 2007

Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts,
announces that the group has signed a new management agreement with
Xinjiang Lai Yuan Real Estate Development Company Ltd for a Traders hotel in Urumqi of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, opening in early
2007.    The capital of Xinjiang region, Urumqi, lies west of the Bogda
Mountain and is known as the ‘shining pearl’ of the ancient Silk Road.
The city’s breathtaking views,  rich natural resources and cultural
heritage have made Urumqi a special destination for business and leisure
travellers.The 39-storey Traders Hotel,  Urumqi is conveniently located in the
central business district of the city,  a 30-minute drive from the
airport.  The hotel’s accommodations will feature 500 guest rooms with a
minimum floor space of 35 square metres.  In addition to a host of
Traders signature amenities and services,  each room will showcase
mountain or city views.  Occupying three floors of the hotel, the Traders
Club will offer exclusive privileges and services such as express
check-in and check-out, free use of meeting room, and a club lounge for
daily breakfast and cocktails.  The hotel is part of a large complex
consisting of offices, residential and retail.

Dining and entertainment facilities will include a coffee shop, Chinese
restaurant,  Western restaurant and local specialty restaurant.  Meeting
and banqueting facilities will feature a 1,200 square-metre pillar-less
grand ballroom, and other function rooms with a total space of 500 square
metres.  Other facilities such as business centre, fitness centre and
indoor swimming pool will also be available.