Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts will launch its new flagship hotel in Shanghai this June.
The 508-room Jing An Shangri-La will form part of the new Jing An Kerry Centre, a 450,000m² complex in the Puxi district of the city, featuring retail, office and residential elements.
The Jing An Shangri-La overlooks the centre point of Jing An Kerry Centre – a 3,000m² piazza featuring pathways, gardens, water features and al fresco dining. Guestrooms will occupy the top 29 floors of the hotel’s 60-storey main tower, while restaurants, offices and retail shops will be located on the lower levels. Also located within the piazza is the home where Mao Tse Tung lived in 1920.
“We set out to create a hotel that would be part of this vibrant community. We look forward to opening our doors on the 29th of June to our many loyal guests, friends, Jing An neighbours, and the greater Shanghai community,” said Shangri-La’s President & CEO, Greg Dogan.
All rooms will feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, plus bathrooms with heated marble floors, LCD TVs and digital clocks embedded in the bathroom mirrors. The best views are offered from the hotel’s Horizon Club Lounge, which takes up the entire 55th floor and offers a 360-degree view of Shanghai. Horizon Club Lounge access will be available to guests staying in the 62m² Grand Premier Rooms and all suites.
Facilities at the hotel will include four restaurants, an event centre with 4,465m² of function space, including a 1,740m² pillarless ballroom, a spa and a 25-metre heated indoor lap pool.
The hotel is located close to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre and the Nanjing Road shopping street.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts currently manages 78 hotels comprising 32,000 rooms.