Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts marked the opening of its 35th hotel in mainland China on 17 December 2012 with the opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province. Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou is also the city’s first international five-star hotel.
The 369-room hotel overlooks Mingyue Lake and sits amidst its own classic Chinese garden with poetic pavilions, pagodas and koi ponds. In addition to Shangri-La’s renowned hospitality, the hotel features brand signatures, such as spacious, elegant guestrooms; Horizon Club floor accommodations and private lounge; Horizon Club Premier Lake View King and the most guestrooms on the 21st floor equipped with Bluetooth speakers; complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel; an enticing array of restaurants; and a full complement of leisure and recreational facilities, including a comprehensive Health Club with a 25-metre indoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym, tennis court and massage treatment rooms.
Among the hotel’s dining and entertainment options are Cafe Xiu, which features five interactive cooking stations serving international dishes, and the signature Shang Palace offering authentic Cantonese cuisine and traditional Huaiyang selections.
The city’s newest gathering spot for meetings and special events is also the largest venue in Yangzhou. The hotel’s 1,500-square-metre pillar-free Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 840 people for a banquet function or 1,350 for a reception. The Grand Ballroom can also be divided into three separate ballrooms and offers a pre-function area of 556 square metres. There are eight additional function rooms, plus a VIP greeting room.