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Shangri-La Fuzhou Opens Its Doors

Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts,
today announced the opening of its 19th hotel in mainland China, the
Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou.  The hotel is the first international five-star
standard hotel in the city, the capital of Fujian province.Strategically situated in the heart of Fuzhou, overlooking Wuyi Square
and the scenic areas of Wushan and Yushan, Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou is
within walking distance of municipal government offices and shopping
areas,  and a 45-minute ride to Fuzhou Changle International Airport. The
hotel is conveniently located for both business and leisure visitors.

  The 414-room hotel is designed by Tokyo-based KKS Architects and US-based
Wilson &  Associates Interior Design. All guestrooms provide an array of
modern   facilities   and services,  including 24-hour in-room-dining,
satellite TV,  computer data ports and broadband internet access.  The
four floors of Horizon Club offers personalised service and a host of
exclusive privileges and amenities.

  Shangri-La   Hotel,  Fuzhou provides several options for dining and
entertainment.  Innovative lighting is combined with traditional and
artistic Chinese décor in the Summer Palace Chinese restaurant, which can
accommodate 110 guests in the main dining room, with additional seating
of up to 235 in its 13 private rooms. The restaurant features an eclectic
mix of authentic Min (Fujian province) and Cantonese cuisine as well as a
variety of seafood.

  Open for all day dining, eZ Cafe presents several open kitchens where
culinary artists are on “show” creating local and international cuisines.
The refined decor of the Korye Jung Korean Barbecue Restaurant is
enhanced with authentic rustic touches and the menu offers Korean Royal
Court cuisine and Korea’s best loved dishes such as Bulgogi-barbecued
beef.  Overlooking famed Wuyi Square and the hotel’s own lush gardens, the Lobby Lounge is a place to relax and enjoy a selection of speciality

  The hotel has extensive meeting and banqueting facilities. Its ballroom
is the largest in Fujian province, accommodating up to 1,800 guests.
Seven additional function rooms of smaller sizes cater to more intimate
meetings or social gatherings. All these are supported by audio/visual,
lighting, translation and video/tele-conferencing facilities.


The Business Centre offers a range of secretarial services in addition to
private   meeting rooms.  The hotel’s fitness facilities include a
gymnasium, aerobics room, spa, indoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

The hotel’s opening rates start from RMB518 per room per night including
breakfast,  valid from January 25 to April 30,  2005,  subject to availability.  For reservations and information, contact (86 591) 8798
8288, fax: (86 591) 8798 8388 or email: [email protected].