News for the Hospitality Executive
Shangri-La Hotels Building Hotels in the Bohai Bay Port
of Qinhuangdao, Tianjin and Tangshan
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is pleased to announce three new hotels to open in north China in 2013. The projects are in Qinhuangdao, Tianjin and Tangshan, all of which are important coastal cities on the Bohai Bay with ports serving North China and Northeast Asia.
The Shangri-La hotels will join the group’s portfolio of north China properties in Beijing and Inner Mongolia. With this year’s opening of China World Summit Wing, Beijing, Shangri-La will have eight properties in the region. Developments in the Hebei province, the Tianjin municipality, and an additional hotel in Manzhouli Inner Mongolia, will bring this number to 12 hotels in the region in the next three years.
Shangri-La Hotel, Qinhuangdao
Qinhuangdao is located 320 kilometers north east of Beijing and is one of the economically important cities of Hebei province, while also a popular leisure destination during the summer season. With its location in the Golden Dream Bay, the latest development in Qinhuangdao, the hotel will provide a good base for business travelers, while also providing a seasonal seaside getaway and center for social and corporate gatherings. Rich in mineral resources and a center of the glass industry, Qinhuangdao’s other key industries include tourism, port logistics and electronic and information technologies.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin
Tianjin is bordered by the Bohai Sea to the east and the Hebei province encircles the north, west, and south of the city. Located 70 miles southeast of Beijing, the city is thirty minutes by high speed rail from the capital. In early 20th century, Tianjin was the most commercially developed city in north China and was the home of the first stock exchange in China, which opened in 1921. The city’s port is the most comprehensive and busiest commercial port in north China and operates as a hub of commerce for the region and as a gateway to the capital city of Beijing.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tangshan
An important coastal port on the Bohai Bay, Tangshan is rich in energy resources, minerals, limestone and gold. The city is a center for energy and raw material production and manufactures glass, pottery, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and automobiles, producing 1,000 cars per day. Phoenix New Town will be the new financial and commercial hub for the city and will include a high tech industrial park with a new luxury residential district. The city is a railway hub of north China and a high speed railway from Tianjin to Tangshan is planned for completion in 2011.
About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Judy Reeves, Director of Public Relations
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