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Shangri-La Shenzhen to Debut 2007

Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts,
staged a groundbreaking ceremony to announce it will open a new hotel in
Shenzhen city in China at the end of 2007. Shangri-La Futian, Shenzhen is
one of the 25 additional hotels the group will open through to 2007, to
complement the current portfolio of 17 mainland China hotels, including the
existing 553-room Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen.Situated in the Pearl River Delta near Hong Kong, Shenzhen is one of
China’s three special economic zones and home to one of China’s major international ports.  It is also recognised as the first city in China’s
history to implement a progressive policy of openness to foreign influences.  Shangri-La Futian, Shenzhen is located in Futian district,
the city’s new central business district, and is a 30-minute drive from
the airport,  making it an ideal location for domestic and international
business travellers.

  Designed by Hong Kong-based Wong & Tung International, the hotel will
feature 596 guest rooms and 51 serviced apartments, with a minimum room
size of 48 square metres. Hotel guests will be provided the full array of
Shangri-La amenities,  including 24-hour room service, same day laundry
and valet service,  satellite TV, data ports, as well as broadband and
wireless internet services.  The seven-floor, 99-room Horizon Club will
offer a host of special amenities and privileges such as private meeting
rooms,  express check-in and check-out service,  in addition to an
exclusive club lounge for daily breakfast and cocktails.

Shangri-La Futian,  Shenzhen’s dining and entertainment options will include a coffee shop, speciality restaurant and bar, Chinese restaurant
and rooftop restaurant and bar.  Its meeting and banqueting facilities
will include a 2,000-square-metre grand ballroom, one of the largest in
the   city,  as well as a 500-square-metre junior ballroom and a
280-square-metre auditorium.  The hotel’s business centre will serve the
needs of business travellers while recreational facilities will include a
health club,  tennis court and Shangri-La’s signature CHI spa whose treatments are based on Chinese and Himalayan healing concepts.

  “Shenzhen has shown significant economic growth over the past decade and
has positioned itself as an important business hub in the Pearl River
Delta.  Our new hotel in Shenzhen will cater to the increasing demand for
luxury hotels.  This opening also demonstrates Shangri-La’s strong
commitment to maintain its position as the largest luxury hotel group in
China,”  said Giovanni Angelini, Shangri-La’s chief executive officer and
managing director.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently manages 44 hotels under the Shangri-La and Traders Hotels brands, in Australia, mainland
China,  Fiji,  Hong Kong,  Indonesia,  Malaysia,  Myanmar,  Philippines,
Singapore,  Thailand,  Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates with a rooms
inventory of over 21,000.  In addition, the group has over 20 projects
under development in Canada, mainland China, India, Malaysia, Maldives,
Oman,  Qatar and Thailand.  For more information or reservations, please
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