Hotel, Nanchang opened on 8 February in Honggutan, the new central business
district of Nanchang city. Sited on the most sought-after location on the west
bank of the Ganjiang River, the hotel has direct views of the magnificent
1,300-year-old Tengwang Pavilion, one of the four famous towers in China, and
is a five-minute stroll from the popular Qiushui Square. Within 30 minutes
drive is the train station and Changbei International Airport.
Nanchang’s rich art scene has been influential in the
hotel’s approach to its interior style with a mix of traditional Chinese ink
paintings and blue and white porcelain on display in the public areas. Also
incorporated in the open spaces are lotus emblems to honour Zhu Da – the city’s
most prominent calligrapher and painter from the Ming Dynasty – who rendered
the flower in many of his artworks, plus a five-metre handcrafted chandelier
that was inspired by the beauty of blooming flowers and adds visual intrigue in
The hotel’s 473 guestrooms and suites ranging from 45 to 149
square metres are modern in cool silvery and beige tones, and complement the
Ganjiang River, which can be viewed through full-length windows. Embellished
with porcelain and patterns from traditional Chinese paintings on the carpet,
the rooms are also practically equipped with in-room entertainment and free
Wi-Fi. At dusk, the colourful sights of Asia’s largest music fountain at
Quishui Square and the nightly light display from across the waterway can be
Providing an exceptional standard of quality and service is the
hotel’s Horizon Club Lounge, where guests can appreciate extra privileges
including express check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast buffet and
evening cocktails, and full concierge service. The private space, on level 32
of the hotel, was designed with commanding 180-degree vistas and an airy
Five dedicated levels of Club rooms are as sophisticated as they are
spacious and easily accommodate a day bed and a walk-in wardrobe that lead into
a luxurious marble bathroom.
Dining at the hotel is an opportunity to
sample creations from talented chefs at the three restaurants and lounge. Café
Hong, the all-day dining outlet, features five show-stopping open kitchens that
vie for attention alongside an impressive two-metre high and eight-panel
porcelain screen, and over-sized porcelain lamps in the customary blue and
white colours. On the menu and lavish buffets are Asian, Chinese and Indian
selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
One level above the café is
Zi Yu Xuan, a Chinese restaurant specialising in classic Cantonese and Gan
cuisines. Chef Eric Yue uses the freshest ingredients to bring out the
delicate flavours in his beautiful dishes that rival the river view from the
restaurant. Private functions or special occasions can be hosted in eight
separate dining rooms.
For informal meetings and get-togethers, the
Lobby Lounge offers sweet and savoury options, as well as live entertainment.
The extensive recreational facilities at the hotel’s health club cater
to guests of all levels of fitness and practices. In addition to multi-purpose
gym equipment, a 25-metre indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam and sauna room are a
beauty salon and spa.
A total of 3,880 square metres of event space
capable of holding 1,800 guests includes a 1,683-square-metre pillar-less grand
ballroom that is attached to an expansive foyer with a river view. A junior
ballroom and five other function rooms complete the hotel’s meeting
Special introductory rates are now available at Shangri-La
Hotel, Nanchang until 31 July 2015. Priced at RMB550 and RMB600 – subject to
15 per cent service charge – for single and double occupancy respectively, the
offers include Deluxe Room accommodation, breakfast buffet at Café Hong and
double Golden Circle points and dining credit for Shangri-La’s Golden Circle
members. For reservations, telephone (86 791) 8222 2888 or e-mail email@example.com.
Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies,
currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room
inventory of over 40,000. 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,
Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi
Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and
reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.