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Shangri-La Building Luxury 200 room Hotel in Manzhouli, 
a Frontier Town in Northeast Inner Mongolia
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Hong Kong, June 22, 2005 - Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, will open a new hotel in Manzhouli city of China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region late 2007.  This is the third property the group will develop in the region, in addition to Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou opening mid-2007, and Shangri-La Hotel, Hohhot opening early 2008.

Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli will be located in the prime city center area, east of Tong He Road and north of Liu Dao Road, a 20-minute drive from the airport and five minutes from the train station.  Designed by Shanghai-based Eva Wang Studio, the hotel will feature 200 luxurious rooms with views of the city or the renowned Xiao Bei Lake.  Each room has an average floor space of 409 square feet.  Guestrooms will feature a host of Shangri-La amenities and services, such as 24-hour room service, same day laundry and valet service, coffee and tea making facilities, data ports, satellite TV, and broadband Internet access.  Shangri-La's exclusive Horizon Club will feature special amenities, privileges and facilities including express check-in and check-out service, butler service and a Horizon Club lounge.

A range of restaurants will be available including a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant, a Chinese restaurant, a specialty restaurant and an entertainment venue.  The meeting and banqueting facilities will be the largest in the city, featuring a 116,150 square-foot grand ballroom, and nine function rooms with a total space of 10,765 square feet.  Recreation facilities will include a health club and indoor swimming pool.

The city of Manzhouli in Inner Mongolia is China's top inland port of entry for imports and exports.  Situated on the Chinese-Russian border, Manzhouli accounts for 37% of total foreign trade in Inner Mongolia and 13% of China's total trade with its 15 neighboring countries.  Manzhouli is also a city of natural wonders.  The area around Manzhouli is one of China's most untouched regions, with verdant grasslands, lush  woodlands and a large wildlife population.

"Our new hotel in Manzhouli will undoubtedly be the top five-star hotel in the city," said Giovanni Angelini, Shangri-La's chief executive officer and managing director. "We look forward to expanding further into this most promising region which has so much potential."

Shangri-La currently has 19 properties in mainland China and Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli is one of more than 15 hotel projects under development in that country.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently manages 47 hotels under Shangri-La and Traders Hotels brands with a rooms inventory of over 21,000. 

Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, mainland China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.  The group has over 30 projects under development in Canada, mainland China, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. 

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Contact:

Judy Reeves
Public Relations Manager, North America
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
1501 Broadway, Suite 502
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 382-3155
E-Mail: judy.reeves@shangri-la.com
Website: www.shangri-la.com

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Also See: Shangri-La Hotels Opens The Shangri-La Academy to Provide Chinese Students Hospitality Tools and Training; Anticipating 32 Hotels and 19,000 Employees by 2007 / December 2004
Shangri-La Opens New Property, Announces Additional Projects / January 2005


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