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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Breaks Ground on the
418 room Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin in Mainland China
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May 8, 2006 - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group, announced it will open Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin in mainland China early 2009, during the hotel's groundbreaking ceremony.

Situated in the northeastern corner of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin is considered one of China's most beautiful and scenic destinations, claiming to have the "finest mountains and rivers under heaven."  Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin will be situated on the bank of picturesque Li Jiang River, a 30-minute drive from the airport.

Designed by Hong Kong-based Wong & Tung International, the hotel will feature 418 guestrooms, with river views and a minimum room size of 452 square feet. Hotel guests will be provided the full array of Shangri-La amenities, including 24-hour room service, same day laundry and valet service, satellite TV, data ports, as well as broadband and wireless internet services. The 54-room Horizon Club will offer a host of special amenities and privileges such as a private meeting room, express check-in and check-out service, in addition to an exclusive club lounge for daily breakfast and evening cocktails.

The hotel's dining and entertainment options will include a lobby lounge, coffee shop, speciality restaurant, Chinese restaurant, pool bar and
entertainment center.  Its meeting and banqueting facilities will include a 19,375-square-foot grand ballroom, the city's largest, as well as a
3015-square-foot auditorium. In addition, there will be six function rooms measuring from 800 to 2,150 square feet.

The hotel's business center will serve the needs of business travelers while recreational facilities will include a health club, spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

"Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin will be designed to reflect and complement the area's spectacular natural beauty," said Giovanni Angelini, Shangri-La's chief executive officer and managing director.  "Breaking ground in this market is an affirmation of our commitment to remaining the leading luxury hotel group in China."

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently manages 47 hotels under Shangri-La and Traders brands with a rooms inventory of over 23,000. 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, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates.  The group has over 40 projects under development in Canada, mainland China, India, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

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Contact:

 Lori Lincoln
Director of Public Relations, North America
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Tel: (212) 382-3155
E-mail: lori.lincoln@shangri-la.com
www.shangri-la.com

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