Updated: January 2012
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, will open a new hotel in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, in 2013. It will be Shangri-La’s first hotel in Mongolia.
A joint venture between Shangri-La Asia Limited and MCS Holding, Mongolia, the 273-room hotel will be part of an office, retail and hotel complex located on the east side of the Sukhe-Bahor Square, between the City Theatre and Peace Avenue, in the centre of Ulaanbaatar city. Guestrooms will start at 42 square metres and offer contemporary interiors with design touches reflecting the local cultural heritage. The modern hotel will feature various dining and entertainment options including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and bar, a Chinese restaurant and a lobby lounge. The meeting and banqueting facilities will include a 1100-square-metre grand ballroom, and a variety of function rooms. Recreational facilities such as a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, health club and spa, will also be available.
Ulaanbaatar lies to the north of the Tuul River at an elevation of 1,310 metres. The city is the cultural, industrial, and financial heart of Mongolia with significant mining industries and cashmere production. Ulaanbaatar is the gateway to Mongolia and a good base of travel for those wishing to explore the country’s grasslands, Gobi Desert, and national parks. The city’s Chinggis Khaan International Airport is 18 km from the city and has regular domestic flights and international flights from China, Japan, Russia, Korea, and Germany. A land transportation hub, Mongolia’s road network, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the Chinese rail system converge in Ulaanbaatar.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages 79 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands, with a room inventory of over 32,000. 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, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com