Shangri-La opens third hotel in Inner Mongolia

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SHANGRI-LA has expanded its growing portfolio of hotels in the region with the opening of the Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli.

The city in northeast China shares a 54-kilometre border with Russia and is China’s busiest land port entry. Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli is the group’s third hotel in Inner Mongolia following its sister properties in Huhhot and Baotou.

Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli is a short stroll from the main shopping and entertainment district, 20 minutes from the airport and within a five-minute drive of the railway station.

Walking into the 18-floor hotel, guests are greeted by a ceiling dome reminiscent of a Mongolian yurt, with a feature chandelier over the main lobby. The colour palette throughout the hotel is predominantly purple to exude a warm and inviting atmosphere. The hotel also celebrates the city’s unique mix of cultures by showcasing many of its tapestries and furnishings of various influences, such as Mongolian pattern carpets, Chinese bed runners and Russian motif lamps.

Designed by Eva Wan Studio, the 235-room hotel including 24 suites takes on a contemporary designed scheme, accented by Chinese and Mongolian soft furnishings.

“We are delighted to bring to Manzhouli the Shangri-La brand,” said Greg Dogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd.

“Manzhouli is one of China’s most important trading ports and a growing tourist destination. Our new hotel will cater to the increasing demand for international luxury hotels in this city and will further strengthen Shangri-La’s presence in mainland China, which remains the key focus of the group’s expansion plan in Asia.”

To celebrate the opening, Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli is offering an introductory rate of Rmb 688 in a Superior room until 30 June 2011. The rate includes service charge and government tax, is for single or double occupancy, and includes daily breakfast for two guests and welcome fruit basket upon arrival.

Manzhouli is easily accessible via either airplane or train within China from cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Dalian and Harbin, as well as from Moscow and Chita in Russia.