Updated: November 2014
Shangri-La Hotels and
Resorts is pleased to announce three new hotels to open in north China in 2013
and 2014. The projects are in Tianjin, Tangshan and Qinhuangdao, all of which
are important coastal cities on the Bohai Bay with ports serving North China and
The Shangri-La hotels will join the group’s portfolio of
north China properties in Beijing and Inner Mongolia. With this year’s opening
of China World Summit Wing, Beijing, Shangri-La will have eight properties in
the region. Developments in the Hebei province, the Tianjin municipality, and an
additional hotel in Manzhouli Inner Mongolia, will bring this number to 12
hotels in the region in the next three years.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin will be a landmark within Tianjin’s new
downtown Kerry Centre complex, linked to the adjacent Kerry Centre Mall and
office buildings. Located along the Haihe river, the 468-room hotel will
reflect Tianjin’s rich cultural heritage and the diverse local architecture of
the historic port city and commercial centre. The hotel’s Horizon Club lounge
and sky lounge will offer panoramic views of the city. Dining options will
include an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant and a lobby lounge
and bar. The hotel’s extensive meetings facilities will include a 2,000 square
metre grand ballroom.
Tianjin is bordered by the Bohai Sea to the east
and the Hebei province encircles the north, west, and south of the city. Located
70 miles southeast of Beijing, the city is thirty minutes by high speed rail
from the capital. In early 20th century, Tianjin was the most commercially
developed city in north China and was the home of the first stock exchange in
China, which opened in 1921. The city’s port is the most comprehensive and
busiest commercial port in north China and operates as a hub of commerce for the
region and as a gateway to the capital city of Beijing.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tangshan will be located in the Phoenix
New Town development on the north side of the city adjacent to the new financial
district. The hotel will have 436 guest rooms and suites, some with views of the
large public park to the northwest of the hotel. The lobby lounge will be
located within an atrium with park views, around which the meeting space,
including a 1,375-square-metre grand ballroom, will be located. The hotel will
offer an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant with Cantonese cuisine
and local favorites, and specialty restaurants.
Tangshan is located in
the central section of Bohai Bay, with the Yanshan Mountain to the north,
Qinghuangdao City to the east and Bohai Sea to the South. Beijing and Tianjin
are located 180km and 120km respectively to the west. Facing D.P.R.Korea and
South Korea across Bohai Sea, Tangshan has long been known as the treasured land
east of Beijing.
An important coastal port on the Bohai Bay, Tangshan is
rich in energy resources, minerals, limestone and gold. The city is a center for
energy and raw material production and manufactures glass, pottery,
pharmaceuticals, electronics, and automobiles, producing 1,000 cars per day.
Phoenix New Town will be the new financial and commercial hub for the city and
will include a high tech industrial park with a new luxury residential district.
The city is a railway hub of north China and a high speed railway from Tianjin
to Tangshan is planned for completion in 2011.
The 328-room Shangri-La Hotel, Qinhuangdao will be an urban
resort in the Haigang neighborhood near the central business district. The
low-rise contemporary building is located right on the beach and will appeal to
business and leisure travelers alike. Each guestroom features a spacious balcony
where guests can enjoy views of Bohai Bay. Culinary outlets will include a
Chinese and an all-day dining restaurant as well as a bar with live
entertainment in the evenings. Meeting space will feature a 1,200-square-metre
grand ballroom and a multi-purpose pavilion set within the waterfront landscaped
gardens. The health club will include a 25 metre lap pool and an additional
freeform pool. Guests travelling as a family will enjoy the children’s club with
extensive recreational facilities.
Qinhuangdao is located 320 kilometers
east of Beijing and is one of the economically important cities of Hebei
province, while also a popular leisure destination during the summer season.
With its location in the Golden Dream Bay, the latest development in
Qinhuangdao, the hotel will provide a good base for business travelers, while
also providing a seasonal seaside getaway and center for social and corporate
gatherings. Rich in mineral resources and a centre of the glass industry,
Qinhuangdao’s other key industries include tourism, port logistics and
electronic and information technologies.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the
world's premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages nearly 90
hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 37,000. Over
four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of 'hospitality from
the heart'. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming
projects in mainland China, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri
Lanka. For more information and reservations,
please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com