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Harbin, China, October 27, 2016 Set to unveil its second hotel in Harbin, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts today announced Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin is scheduled for a December 2016 opening.  Occupying a prime position on the edge of the Songhua River’s north bank, the 344-room property will offer surrounding river and city views.

The new modern icon of luxury and elegance will grace the skyline of Songbei’s business district that is in the heart of a vibrant city.  With the modern traveler in mind, Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin will feature 33 executive serviced apartments and is conveniently located a mere five-minute drive from Harbin’s internationally renowned ice festival at the Ice & Snow World, and close to local attractions namely the Sun Island Garden, Siberian Tiger Park and Harbin Great Theatre.  The international airport and Harbin West Railway Station are 40 minutes and 30 minutes away, respectively.

“Having the opportunity to introduce a second Shangri-La in Harbin and ahead of the ice festival is exciting,” said Tyson Wang, general manager of Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin.  “Our intentions are to deliver rich and unique experiences that not only embrace the vibrancy of the fabled city of ice, but also the hospitality of the Shangri-La brand from the arrival experience through to service details, culinary inspiration and our luxurious living spaces.”

Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin will accept room reservations from November 2016.  For enquiries, please email or visit

Surrounding guests with a high level of comfort and privacy are guest rooms and apartments ranging from 42 to 178 square meters (about 452 to 1,916 square feet).  Serenely appointed in tranquil hues and bespoke artwork, the guestrooms have all-encompassing views of the city and river are framed within the floor-to-ceiling windows.  Mood lighting, quality linen and luxury amenities will be available in addition to a Horizon Club Lounge and dedicated guest floors to offer personalized concierge service and benefits.

Sophisticated and innovative dining options include Shang Kitchen, an upscale Chinese restaurant for Peking roast duck, casserole dishes and regional specialties.  Café Song, an all-day dining restaurant is a theatre concept of open kitchens serving Asian and Western favourites, while Grab & Go will provide a selection of gourmet pub food for take away.  The Lobby Lounge will serve classic high tea and refreshments throughout the day and De Drunk’n Pig will be perfect for entertaining and live music in the evening.

Catering to prestigious conferences and banquets are the hotel’s extensive meeting facilities including Songbei’s largest pillar-less ballroom, which covers 1,616 square meters (about 17,395 square feet) and seats up to 1,000 guests for receptions.  An additional ballroom at 408 square meters (about 4,392 square feet) and two function rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

Providing a place of calm for guests is the spa and indoor swimming pool.  Along with therapeutic treatments that combine conventional and contemporary techniques, a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and fitness center complete the wellness options at Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin.

About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, currently manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Over 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 mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.  For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

Contact: Judy Reeves / (212) 382-3155

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