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Shangri-La Asia to Open 400-room New-Build Shangri-La
Hotel, Jinan in Eastern China


HONG KONG, Sept. 30, 2011-- Shangri-La Asia Limited announces today that it will open a Shangri-La hotel in 2015 in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province in eastern China. The 400-room hotel, to be operated by Shangri-La Hotels and Resort, will complement the company's existing property in the province, Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao, and Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu, scheduled to open at the end of 2012, and further strengthen its leading position in the region.

Shangri-La Hotel, Jinan will be located on Luoyuan Street in Lixia District, the city's commercial, business and political centre. Right facing the Spring City Square, the hotel will be near the provincial governments and the International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Within 45-minute drive from the international airport, the hotel is also close to the city's key tourist attractions, including Baotu Spring, Daming Lake and Thousand Buddha Mountain.

Shangri-La has named Hong Kong-based Wong Tung International Limited as architect, and Hirsch Bedner Associates will undertake the interior design for guestrooms and the public area. The hotel's 400 guestrooms will range in sizes from 45 square metres for a standard room to 225 square metres for a suite.

A Horizon Club, Shangri-La's exclusive retreat for discerning travellers, will be available to offer a host of special amenities and privileges, including a 360-square-metre lounge for daily breakfast and cocktails, meeting rooms, and express check-in and check-out services.

The hotel will offer several restaurants and bars, including an all-day restaurant, speciality restaurant, Chinese restaurant, lobby lounge, bar and wine retail shop. Meeting and banqueting facilities will include a 1,900-square-metre Grand Ballroom, several function rooms, a Government VIP Room and a Bridal Room. Additional facilities will include an extensive health club, spa, indoor swimming pool, beauty salon and business centre.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages 72 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands, with a rooms inventory of over 30,000. Over almost four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of 'hospitality from the heart.' The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Canada, mainland China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

Jinan is of the centre of history, culture, economy and politics of Shandong Province as well as a national transportation hub, with Jinghu Railway that runs from Beijing to Shanghai as the major north-south backbone of the railway system in eastern China. With more than 4,000 years of being inhabited, it has left a historically rich legacy on Chinese culture, philosophy and traditional medicine. Jinan is also known as the "City of Springs" and it is popular among tourists for its numerous springs and relics. It is the cradle of the Longshan Relics Culture, the reputed prehistoric culture of China. Jinan is also the home of Shandong cuisine, one of the eight traditional cuisines of China. Marco Polo once visited Jinan and left words of praise to the hospitable city.
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Contact: 

Eva Lui
Public Relations Manager - Hong Kong & South East Asia
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Tel: +852-2599-3307
Fax: +852-2599-3374
Email: eva.lui@shangri-la.com
Website: www.shangri-la.com

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