Retailing, Franchising, and Consumerism Business Intelligence in China Gives Kerry Sports Most User-friendly Design Award

Beijing, China (March 30, 2010) / — Kerry Sports of Shangri-La's Kerry Centre Hotel, Beijing has been granted the Most User-friendly Design Award by in the category of health clubs, which is one of the categories of the New Fashion Life Concept Awards that cross brands women's and men's fashion, cosmetics, jewelleries, watches, cars, laptops, travel destinations and hotels., the official website of Trends Publication Group, is renowned for its leading role in promoting quality lifestyle. After online voting, editor's pick and comments received from a senior panel of experts, the results were released in March 2010.

"As one of the most comprehensive sports facilities available in Beijing, Kerry Sports has always kept a high standard, from facilities to services. We never compromise our endeavour to deliver 'Sports the Difference' to our members and guests." said Teddy Schrijvers, the manager of Kerry Sports.

Kerry Sports has become known as the mecca of sports and fitness in Beijing. Fully-equipped gymnasium, huge 35-meter indoor swimming pool with a separate children's wading pool; spacious locker and changing rooms, 2 indoor tennis courts, 4 badminton courts, basketball court, and squash court; pool/billiards, snooker, and tables tennis. In addition, there are plenty of activities for everyone, of all ages. Wide variety of daily classes from Step to Latino Dance to Tai Chi, children's fitness, and private coaching and group clinics.

Shangri-La's Kerry Centre Hotel, Beijing has received various accolades, including all the categories of "Hurun Presidential Awards" in 2009, Zagat Survey's "Top 10 Most Popular Hotels" in Beijing in 2008 and Travel + Leisure China magazine's "China's Top Hotels 2007" award. It also received the Hewitt Associates' awards as "Best Employer in Asia 2007" and "Best Employer in China 2007".

Located within the central business district and just 30 minutes from the international airport, the hotel provides easy access to the commercial, shopping and historical sightseeing spots of metropolitan Beijing, including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Heavenly Temple, the Lama Temple, Ritan Park, the Pearl Market, the Silk Market and the Friendship Store.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 66 hotels under the Shangri-La and Traders brands with a rooms inventory of over 30,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The group has over 40 projects under development in Austria, Canada, mainland China, France, India, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Qatar, Seychelles and United Kingdom. For more information or reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at For digitised pictures of the group's hotels, please go to

  • Sue Meng Chan
    Director of Communications
    Shangri-La's Kerry Centre Hotel, Beijing
    Tel: (86 10) 6561 8833 ext. 6666
    Fax: (86 10) 8529 6272
    E-mail: [email protected]

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