Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has signed an agreement with Chongqing Guest House Company to manage a hotel in Chongqing that is scheduled to open in late 2011.
The 469-room Shangri-La hotel will occupy the first 28 floors of a new 58-story landmark building, a multi-purpose complex incorporating office space and retail outlets.
Designed by East China Architectural Design Institute, the hotel will be located in the central business district, 45 minutes from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and an eight-minute walk from the Chongqing People’s Liberation Monument, the commercial center of the Yuzhong District and the largest pedestrian street in western China.
Shangri-La states that the hotel will feature the largest standard guestrooms in the city with a minimum room size of 45 square meters. Guestrooms will feature urban views, and upper floor guestrooms as well as the Horizon Club executive lounge will feature river views. In addition, the hotel will offer a diverse range of dining and entertainment options, including a Chinese restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge and an all-day dining outlet, in addition to a spa and health club, a swimming pool, lounge, hair salon and an entertainment center.
The new Shangri-La hotel will have 2,000 square meters of meeting and banqueting space, including a 1,000-square-meter ballroom with a 12-meter high ceiling, complemented by 10 function rooms to cater to different event requirements. A business center with multi-purpose function rooms will also be available to suit the needs of corporate clients and meeting organizers.