12 September 2012
Opened in March 2010, Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin is the newest luxury international five‑star standard hotel in the city, and sets new standards for luxury and service. Located on the banks of the Li River, Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin features many city's firsts and superlatives, including the city’s largest guestrooms, the largest state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, the only hotel to have a wedding pagoda and the first hotel to feature indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Situated near Yushan Bridge, the seven-storey Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin is a 35-minute drive from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and a 10-minute drive from the city centre. Nearby tourist attractions include Diecai Hill, the Zhengyang Walking Street, Fubo Hill and Elephant Trunk Hill, which are 10- minute drive from the hotel.
The 449-room Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin features the largest rooms in the city starting at 42 square metres, all with complimentary broadband internet. There are 17 suites, ranging from an 84-square-metre Executive Suite to the 210-square-metre Presidential Suite. The hotel also incorporates Shangri-La’s Horizon Club guestrooms and lounge, a haven where today’s traveller can experience an even higher standard of accommodation and personalised service complemented with a host of exclusive privileges and amenities.
For meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions, the 1,800-square-metre Grand Ballroom, the largest ballroom in Guilin, is the perfect venue for hosting high-profile events of up to 2,000 people. The Junior Ballroom at 540 square metres offers natural daylight with a view of the picturesque Li River. With seven additional private function rooms and two dedicated VIP rooms, Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin is able to cater to a diverse range of event needs, from small private gatherings to conferences or large social events. In addition, Guilin’s first and only wedding pagoda makes the hotel a much sought after location for weddings.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin also features a comprehensive range of recreational facilities including indoor and outdoor pools in addition to tennis courts and a health club.
The hotel’s dining includes Shang Palace Chinese restaurant, which offers Cantonese, Hunan and Huaiyang cuisines as well as local Guilin specialities against a backdrop of the Li River. Li Café features live food action stations showcasing both Western and Asian cuisine, and U Bar offers an assortment of grills and beers. For business or pleasure, the Lobby Lounge is a location that offers desserts and pastries, a Chinese influenced snack menu and high tea sets from afternoon to evening. Surrounded by lush gardens, the Pool Bar serves fresh and simple snacks and meals as well as a diverse range of cocktails and juices.
For reservations and enquiries, please contact Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin on (86 773) 269 8888, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shangri‑la.com.
Guilin is situated in the north-eastern corner of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The city is considered one of China’s most beautiful and scenic destinations, and is said to have the “finest mountains and rivers under heaven.” Its name means “forest of sweet osmanthus,” owing to the large number of fragrant sweet osmanthus trees located in the city. Surrounded by two rivers and four lakes, Guilin is studded with sheer karst mountains. The area’s rich natural resources have served as inspiration for artists and painters since ancient times, and numerous inscriptions and paintings carry poems that eulogise its beauty.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 79 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands with a room inventory of over 32,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. 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