Press Release

Press Release

Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai Supports "Silk Roads to Shanghai"

On 16 January 2013, David Burns and Maghnus Collins Smyth, the two Irishmen who are on a 16,000-kilometre adventure, arrive in Shanghai, and their final stop on the journey is at Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.

The journey from Istanbul to Shanghai named "Silk Roads to Shanghai" was undertaken to raise funds for Self Help Africa.  The team embarked on the journey back on 29 March 2012.  The journey consists of three stages: the first stage (8,500 kilometres) from Istanbul to Kathmandu by bicycle; the second stage (1,000 kilometres) from Xining to the source of the Yangtze River on foot; and the final stage of 6,300 kilometres from the source of the Yangtze River to its mouth at Shanghai by Kayak.  As of today, their initiative has raised €24,500.

As the final stop of the adventure, Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai has extended warm hospitality to the two-man team, including comfortable accommodation, an overdue hair cut and the hotels signature Wushu Body Massage to release the tension of 10.5 months of tough travel.

"David and Maghnus were on their journey for charity, challenge and exploration.  I've seen guest check in weary from travel, but this was something totally new to me. Most people endure a delay, some turbulence, loose a bag or the likes, but they had the better part of a year experiencing all of the above daily to get here. This is a great achievement and Kerry Hotel is proud to be part of it," said Peter Clarke, the hotel's general manager.

For details about their adventure, please visit

Kerry Hotels are the next generation of luxury hotels! Vibrant, unpretentious and flexible. Today's traveler wants to engage all senses whether at work or at play. Kerry Hotels have a fresh and energetic vibe and offer some unexpected touches that fuel creativity yet allow time to recharge and relax. Service is less bound by protocol but is enthusiastic and intuitive. 

Launched in February 2011 in Pudong, Shanghai with a sister properties in Beijing and Hong Kong, Kerry hotels are seamlessly integrated with the surrounding environment in multi-purpose complexes. Extensive sports and wellness facilities and trend setting Food and Beverage concepts cater to the youthful and spirited business and leisure traveller looking for a quality five star hotel that focuses on their individual lifestyle needs. Kerry hotels represent passionate hospitality wrapped up in a stylish package.

For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

Press Contact

Grace Yang
Director of Communications


(86 21) 6169 8888


(86 21) 6169 8899


No.1388 Hua Mu Road, Pudong, Shanghai, Shanghai, 201204, China


View Global PR Contacts