Guests and media representatives were welcomed for the first time on 18 December 2012 at Shangri-La Residences, Ningbo.
In apartment 829, a two-bedroom apartment, Chef Pablo from Lobster Bar and Grill welcomed guests as the host of the apartment. With the smell of baked bread, Chef Pablo could be seen opening the oven in the kitchen, removing the tray carefully and examining each home-made tapas, just like an artist appreciating a newly completed masterpiece. Guests sat around the table enjoying the glühwein and looking forward to the host bringing food from the kitchen.
At the other end of the corridor, in apartment 810, there was a Chinese style cocktail reception. A main bedroom, a guest bedroom and a twin-bed children’s room made for a warm Chinese home. Chef Han, the hotel’s Chinese executive chef, was the host at the apartment. It seemed that the love story playing on the television was telling the story of the family. The scene was of the hostess dressed in Chinese qipao bringing dim sum and the host making home-made fresh soya bean milk, giving everyone a true feeling of family.
With the arrival of night, the view of the confluence of the three rivers becomes more attractive. Friends and guests could ease their troubles and stress by looking out on the river view and enjoying the peace and serenity that apartment 829 and 810 offers.
Located from levels five to nine of Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo, Shangri-La Residences, Ningbo offers an exclusive selection of 57 serviced apartments including 9 three-bedroom apartments and 15 two-bedroom apartments overlooking the confluence of the city's three rivers. The Residences, surrounded by a garden and river, is within easy walking distance of Ningbo's largest shopping area, Tianyi Square, and near all major tourist attractions. Ningbo Lishe International Airport is just 20 minutes by car, and Ningbo East Train Station is only 15 minutes.
Shangri-La Residences, Ningbo is perfectly suited to discerning guests seeking a home-away-from-home and local business executives enjoying Shangri-La hospitality. All apartments are fully furnished and feature a kitchen, providing a homely feeling, and tend to be more spacious than hotel rooms. Guests staying in the Residences enjoy many of the benefits provided by hotels, such as maid service, complimentary broadband Internet access, complimentary use of the swimming pool and gymnasium, and dining discounts.
“I live and work away from my home town, so I fully understand the feelings and needs of apartment guests,” said Gregor Wateler, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo. “Shangri-La Residences, Ningbo offers Shangri-La hospitality and provides a feeling of home to make guests welcomed in Ningbo and relaxed after work.”
For more information and reservations, please call the hotel’s service centre on (86 574) 8799 8888, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.shangri-la.com/ningbo.
Situated at the confluence of three rivers, Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo is the largest five-star conference accommodation property in the city. Located just minutes away from the city’s main shopping hub, Tianyi Square, the 563-room hotel offers lifestyle and business conveniences to meet the needs of all travellers. The hotel offers health and leisure facilities, restaurants and bars, executive accommodation and Horizon Club privileges, as well as meeting facilities spanning 5,000 square metres, wireless connectivity, support services at the well-equipped business centre and fully furnished private office spaces.
Guest facilities include the exclusive members-only Health Club, a fully equipped gymnasium, two tennis courts, an indoor heated swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a spa spanning 1,000 square metres complete with nine private treatment rooms.
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Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000. 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, Mongolia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. 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