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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Building its Second Shanghai Hotel, the
574 room Shangri-La Kerry Centre Hotel, Pudong Shanghai

November 12, 2007 - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, will open Shangri-La’s Kerry Centre Hotel, Pudong Shanghai in mid-2010.  This will be the group’s second Shanghai hotel in addition to the Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai.     

Designed by US-based Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC and Hong Kong-based Aedas Ltd, the 574-room hotel will be located in the Kerry Centre, Pudong Shanghai, a 230,000-square-meter (2,475,940-square-feet) multi-purpose complex that will include serviced apartments, a retail mall and an office tower.  It is a 30-minute drive from Pudong International Airport and a 15-minute drive to the World Expo site.  The city’s underground subway Route No. 7 terminal station is being built adjacent to the new center. 
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Contemporary styled and featuring Century Park views, the hotel's guestrooms will measure a minimum of 42 square meters (452 square feet). The five floors of Horizon Club accommodation, Shangri-La’s exclusive retreat for discerning travelers, will offer a host of special amenities and privileges, including the Horizon Club lounge for daily breakfast and cocktails, meeting rooms, and express check-in and check-out services. 
 
Dining and entertainment options will include an all-day café, a Chinese restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a lobby lounge.   

The hotel will feature a 6,000-square-meter (64,590-square-foot) recreational “mega sports club.”  Occupying two floors, the sports club will include a gym, a swimming pool, tennis and badminton courts, a yoga studio, a lounge and juice bar.  A 600-square-meter (6,460-square-foot) “adventure zone” will be a play fantasy come true for children.  The club will also provide outdoor areas for team building and exercise.   

Meeting and banqueting facilities will include a 2,400-square-meter (25,835-square-feet) grand ballroom and a 1,200-square-meter (12,918-square-feet) junior ballroom, which can be connected to create one space, with a large pre-function area.   

A business, conference and office center will provide secretarial support, courier services, copy shop, travel desk, workstations, meeting rooms and conference facilities in addition to serviced offices for short and long term rental. 

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, currently manages 54 hotels under the five-star Shangri-La and four-star Traders brands, with a rooms inventory of over 24,000.  The group has over 45 projects under development in Austria, Canada, mainland China, France, India, Japan, Macau, Maldives, Philippines, Qatar, Seychelles, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.  For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com. 

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Contact:

 Lori Lincoln 
Director of Public Relations, North America 
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts 
Tel: (212) 382-3155
Fax: (212) 382-3329
E-mail: lori.lincoln@shangri-la.com
Website: www.shangri-la.com   

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Also See: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Signs Development and Operating Agreements with RFR Holding LLC to Construct a 206-room Shangri-La Hotel on 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan / May 2007
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