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press kit - Shangri-La
PRESS KIT
CONTENTS
Hotel Overview
Page 2
Rooms, Suites and Residences
Page 2-4
Culinary Offers
Page 5-7
Fitness and Wellness
Page 8-10
Meeting and Banqueting Venues
Page 10-12
Hotel Personalities
Page 12-13
Exploring the Neighbourhood
Page 13-15
Press Contact
Page 15
HOTEL OVERVIEW
Strategically located in the city’s new business and commercial district, the
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou is adjacent to the Guangzhou International Convention
and Exhibition Centre—home to the world-renowned Canton Fair and the largest
exhibition centre in Asia, with easy access to a host of major attractions and nearby
transportation.
Nestled amidst 5,800sqm of
tranquil gardens overlooking the
Pearl River, the hotel is a reputed
urban oasis, offering 704 spacious
rooms and suites and 26 serviced
apartments.
Eight
stylish
restaurants and bars cultivate an
authentic ambience for exploring
dynamic culinary arts and a
newly renovated backyard putting
green allows for a friendly golf
practice session of “approach and putt.” 6,000sqm of meeting and banqueting venues,
featuring two majestic ballrooms, eight functions rooms and a 100-seat auditorium,
cater to events of any scale. In addition, the signature CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La
blends traditional Asian healing philosophies with modern-day luxury to create an
experience of pure indulgence and spiritual revitalization.
ROOMS, SUITES AND RESIDENCES
The Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou offers exceptionally spacious and luxurious
accommodation, including 639 guestrooms, 65 suites and 26 serviced apartments.
With a minimum size of 42sqm and up to 305sqm of space for suites, all guestrooms
feature complimentary Wi-Fi and broadband Internet access, flat screen televisions
and panoramic windows from which to enjoy splendid views of the Pearl River or the
vibrant city of Guangzhou.
Guestroom Features
- Complimentary Wi-Fi and broadband Internet access
- Floor-to-ceiling window with spectacular views of the Pearl River or lush garden
- 24-hour in-room dining
- Fully stocked mini bar and refrigerator
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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- Electronic in-room safe deposit box suitable for laptops
- IDD / DDD call with voicemail and dual lines
- Full size executive writing desk and sofa
- Flat screen television offering 42 satellite / cable TV channels
- Spacious wardrobe with iron and ironing board
- Individually controlled air conditioning & heating system
- Fully marbled bathroom with overhead shower and soaking bathtub
- Feather duvet and pillow menu with hypoallergenic options
- Coffee / tea making facilities
- Laundry and valet service
- 14” LCD TV and range of Shangri-La toiletries (available in suites)
- DVD and sound system (available in Suites)
The hotel’s guestrooms are divided into different categories,
Categories
Rooms
Area (sqm)
Deluxe Room
80
42
470
42
89
44
Suites
63
87 - 218
Signature Suites
Speciality Suite
(Yangcheng Suite)
Presidential Suite
(Shangri-La Suite)
Premier Room
Premier Riverview Room
Horizon Deluxe Room
Horizon Riverview Room
261
305
Horizon Club Privileges
Situated on 31 to 36 floors, the Horizon Club, which includes108 rooms and a most
expansive executive lounge with panoramic views, offers the following exclusive
privileges:
- Private check-in and check-out at the
Horizon Club Lounge (Level 34)
- Complimentary buffet breakfast, evening
cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
- Complimentary coffee, tea and soft drinks
served throughout the day
- Use of private meeting room for up to two
hours per day
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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- International newspaper and seasonal fruits delivered to the room
- Complimentary pressing of one suit and shoeshine service upon arrival
- Concierge and secretarial services
Shangri-La Suite
(305sqm / 3,279sqft)
The Shangri-La Suite pays homage to rich Asian cultural heritage while offering the
Shangri-La’s renowned “Hospitality from the Heart.” With 3,279 square feet of luxury,
the Suite includes a master bedroom, a separate sitting room, full-service kitchenette,
dining or conference table for up to ten and views of the tranquil Pearl River.
Featuring a 42-inch plasma television
equipped with DVD player and Hi-Fi
sound system, a 14-inch built-in LCD
screen in the marbled bathroom and a
cozy interior design palette of ivory, the
Shangri-La Suite offers a signature
experience unlike any other.
Other Services and Facilities
- Courier, parcel and postal services
- Chauffeur-driven limousine with
complimentary in-car Wi-Fi access
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access in all public
areas
- Rooms for the handicapped
- Outdoor and underground car park
- Concierge desk
- Kiosk and gift shop
- Florist
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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CULINARY OFFERS
From Cantonese favorites to the best of Italian cuisine, eight award-winning
restaurants and bars offer an international range of culinary choices, reflecting
Guangzhou’s history as a cultural crossroads for travellers from around the world. In
addition, regular exotic food festivals—collaborating with a host of consulates—bring
Guangzhou the authentic excitement of world cuisine.
WOK TOO Café
(356 Seats)
WOK TOO Café features a food
theatre-style concept serving a selection of
Western, Chinese, Japanese and South East
Asian cuisines, with a choice of à la carte
and buffet specialties. Enjoy a stunning
visual display of fresh produce prepared,
cooked and presented at live, interactive
food stations by the hotel’s team of chefs.
Diners have a choice of indoor seating,
private rooms or alfresco dining.
All Day Dining: 6:30 – 23:00
Buffet Breakfast: 6:30 – 10:30
Buffet Lunch: 12:00 – 14:30 / Buffet Dinner: 17:30 – 21:30
Summer Palace
(302 Seats)
Savour the best of regional Chinese cuisine
in the stylish surroundings of Summer
Palace, which features 18 luxurious private
dining rooms for an intimate meal among
friends, family or formal business associates.
Breakfast: 8:00 – 11:00 (Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 11:30 – 14:30
Dinner: 17:30 – 22:30
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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coolThai
(88 Seats)
coolThai creates an exciting ‘hip’ dining and
entertainment venue for the trend conscious
and young of heart crowd. Our chef team is
delighted to introduce signature Thai dishes,
prepared with specially imported Thai herbs
and spices.
18:00 – 23:00 (closes on Monday)
il Forno
(84 Seats)
Enjoy Italian cuisine at its best at il Forno,
Guangzhou’s premier Italian restaurant,
which offers a rich choice of fresh seafood,
steaks, oven-baked pizza, pasta, antipasti,
soups and more.
18:00 – 23:00 (closes on Sunday)
Nadaman
(120 Seats)
Nadaman
restaurant
offers
a
world-renowned Japanese fine dining
experience in Guangzhou, where diners
have a splendid view of the gardens, the city
and the Pearl River while enjoying authentic
Japanese cuisine.
Lunch: 11:30 – 14:30
Dinner: 18:00 – 22:30
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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Lobby Lounge
(106 Seats)
Featuring signature beverages, snacks and
live entertainment, the Lobby Lounge is at
the heart of the hotel, with beautiful,
traditional Asian decor serving as a backdrop
to gourmet coffees, afternoon teas and
evening cocktails.
9:30 – 01:00 (Sun to Thu)
9:30 – 02:00 (Fri & Sat)
Lift Bar
(40 Seats)
The lively atmosphere makes Lift Bar the
perfect place for any evening gathering.
Relax with friends over a freshly mixed
cocktail by our highly-trained bartenders
while enjoying panoramic views of the Pearl
River.
17:30 – 01:00 (Sun to Thu)
17:30 – 02:00 (Fri & Sat)
Poolside Bar & Grill
(80 Seats)
Enjoy a refreshing tropical drink as well as
tempting salads, burgers and other casual
fare while soaking up the relaxing
atmosphere at the Poolside Bar and Grill.
8:00 – 20:00
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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FITNESS AND WELLNESS
For those wishing to energise before a meeting or unwind after a long day, the hotel
offers the very best in fitness and wellness.
Health Club
Combining Pearl River views and chic interior design, the 1,000sqm Health Club is a
full serviced club with world-class workout facilities, including:
- A gymnasium offering 18 types of equipment by Life Fitness® with entertainment
systems. Private personal training is also
available;
- Two full-size outdoor tennis courts;
- A 15m x 30m heated indoor swimming
pool designed for enchanting water all year
long. Under the glorious glass ceiling,
guests can watch the clouds drift by as they
perfect their backstroke. The pool also
includes a separate children’s pool;
- A 1,500-square-metre picturesque outdoor
pool embedded amidst landscaped gardens and surrounded by palm trees and groves,
plus cany sun-loungers and a paddling pool for children. Snacks, healthy drinks and
cocktails are served at the Poolside Bar & Grill by the pool;
- A 2,000-square-metre backyard putting
green, where guests may enjoy a friendly
golf practice session of "approach and putt";
- Group exercise courses, including Yoga,
aerobic dance and Pilates, led by fun and
professional instructors;
- Men'
s and women'
s locker rooms with
Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and dryers, in
addition to a specially designed Spray
Shower. The shower offers warm spray with orange flavor and chilled spray with mint
flavor, allowing better blood circulation through the contrast of cool and warm;
- Garden jogging track along the Pearl River.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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CHI, The Spa
As soon as the elevator doors open to the softly lit fourth floor, guests are greeted with
a sense of calm and the lingering hint of burning incense. The sense of detachment
from the outside world is palpable even from the approach to the warm glow of the
reception area where the unmistakable CHI experience begins.
Inspired by the legend of
Shangri-La, the interior design
observes Asian aesthetics and
principles of harmony and
balance. One of the most
striking features of the spa and
one unique to CHI, The Spa at
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
is the lotus pond. As guests are
escorted to their treatment
rooms, they find themselves at
a serene pool adorned with
dramatic
sculptural
flora.
Guests then take one of two paths that cross the water to continue on their journey.
CHI embraces a holistic approach to well-being and vitality. Drawing on the
traditional healing philosophies of Asia, CHI massages and treatments are based upon
the well-being principles of restoring the vital life force known as chi. Award winning
CHI signature massages and treatments are complemented with an exquisite local
exclusive – the Oriental Pearl Radiance Facial, befitting the spa’s location on the
banks of the Pearl River.
Three double and eight spacious single spa suites each offer herbal steam and shower,
relaxation lounge, changing and vanity areas. There are two hydrotherapy suites
featuring hydrotherapy baths for detoxifying, body slimming and toning treatments.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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Exclusive Facial
Pearls have been used for health and beauty for over
2,000 years. Chemical analysis shows that pearls contain
amino acids (the building blocks of protein and collagen),
minerals, including calcium, and polysaccharides for skin
tone, clarity and smooth texture. It is also known that
pearls contain age control nutrients that reduce the
transfer of melanin to the skin, hence alleviating dark
patches and spots. In traditional Chinese medicine, pearl
powder has a cooling effect with balancing properties. It
eases inflammation and supports the skin'
s natural
metabolism to heal, rejuvenate, minimise pores and
reduce redness. In the Qing Dynasty, Ci’xi, the last
empress dowager of China, is said to have preferred pearl masks to maintain her
complexion.
Available exclusively at the CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou, the
Oriental Pearl Radiance Facial therapist applies nano pearl powder – pearl powder so
fine a grain is just one thousandth of a millimetre in size, thus enabling a higher
absorption rate of nutrients. The whole treatment also includes a tension releasing
back massage, a pressure point face massage and an antioxidant green tea face
compress for maximum radiance effect.
MEETING AND BANQUETING VENUES
As an ideal event destination in
South China, Shangri-La Hotel,
Guangzhou boasts a total of
6,000sqm of meeting and banqueting
space with abundant choices and
fantastic adaptability. Be it a
wedding, birthday party, baby’s full
moon or anniversary, the dedicated
team is more than ready to take care
of exquisite arrangements, gourmet
menus, special drinks and other
details to ensure every event is
hassle-free and memorable. The expansive hotel grounds include a 2,000sqm lawn for
open-air events and functions.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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Audiovisual equipment
- Permanent and mobile LED panels, 60sqm, 48 units in
total.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi and broadband Internet access.
- Slide projector, overhead projector and LCD projector.
- Satellite and teleconferencing.
- Simultaneous interpretation system available upon
request.
- Public address system.
- Portable stage.
- Computer-controlled lighting equipment.
- Moveable partitions.
Pearl River Grand Ballroom (located on Level 1)
The 2,240sqm pillar-less Pearl River Grand Ballroom with a ceiling of 11 metres high
can accommodate up to 1,280 guests for banquets or 3,000 participants for meetings.
It is also divisible into three partitioned function rooms. Equipped with a grand
built-in stage and state-of-art audiovisual equipment, the ballroom makes any event an
exceptional experience.
Guangzhou Ballroom (located on Level 3)
An ideal venue for exhibition or product
launches,
the
elegantly
appointed
Guangzhou Ballroom on level three offers
spectacular views across the Pearl River
from the vast pre-function area, while the
back-of-house elevator allows for easy
transportation of cars and heavy equipment
up to 5,000 kilograms.
Function Rooms and Auditorium (located on both Level 1 and Level 3)
In addition to the two majestic ballrooms,
eight smaller function rooms are also
available for more intimate banquets or
receptions. The 100-seat auditorium with a
raised stage is a preferred venue for press
launches, lectures or presentations.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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Business Centre (located on Level 3)
The fully equipped Business Centre
offers a wide selection of secretarial
support
services,
from
fax,
photocopying and translating to business
card printing. It also provides two
meeting rooms with relaxing river views,
two offices for rent, video conferencing
facilities as well as three Internet rooms.
HOTEL PERSONALITIES
Frank Wen
Vice President / General Manager
Mr. Wen oversees five Shangri-La hotels in Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Guilin and Beihai,
as well as three upcoming pre-opening projects in Haikou, Sanya and Zhuhai. Prior
to his new appointment, he was the general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian and
vice president of the Northern China region.
Well versed in hotel management, Mr. Wen possesses his own perspective on a
leader’s role in the hospitality industry. He believes the development of people is the
main driver of superior quality and service of a hotel and cultivates talent by
incorporating coaching and training into his daily work. Blending global operations
management with local market context, Mr. Wen strives to exemplify Shangri-La
hospitality by foreseeing guest needs, proactively providing service, delighting guests
and exceeding guest expectations.
Mr. Wen’s rich and dynamic work experience in a mixed field of hospitality combined
with his strong academic background led to his becoming, in 2008, the first person of
Chinese descent to carry the titles of area manager and regional vice president in the
Shangri-La family. Within the Shangri-La family, Mr. Wen has held the position of
general manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao and at Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian.
Prior to joining Shangri-La, Mr. Wen held positions as general manager of the first
five-star hotel in Suzhou, and as the hotel owner’s representative of Sheraton Nanjing
Kingsley Hotel & Towers. Before his career in the hospitality industry, Mr. Wen was
an assistant counsellor at the Jin Ling Institute of Hotel Management. He has
participated in a range of doctorate courses in human resources and cross-cultural
management, and he is a graduate of Nanjing University.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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Stephen Teo
Executive Chef
Chef Teo is a Malaysian national of Chinese descent, with culinary experience
ranging over 20 years. His early career saw him land in Singapore, Philippines and
China. Influence of various cultures gained him the opportunities to better his skill in
Southeast Asian cuisines. He first joined Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts as Executive
Sous Chef in 2003, and was appointed Executive Chef at Shangri-La Hotel,
Guangzhou in 2009.
Antonio Tardi
Executive Sous Chef
With 23 years of culinary experience, Italian Chef Antonio has explored many
countries including Italy, France and Caribbean. In the early days of his career,
Antonio had the privilege of developing his culinary skills under some of the
renowned chefs, including Michelin three-star Chef Gualtiero Marchesi – known as
the founder of modern Italian cuisine, Chef Davide Oldani of the Michelin one-star
Ristorante Giannino in Milan, and Chef Jean-Louis Nomicos of the Michelin one-star
La Grande Cascade in Paris. He has also fine-tuned his pastry skills under the
guidance of World Pastry Champion Luigi Biasetto in Padova, Italy.
The many years of working in well-known restaurants and recognized resorts has
given Chef Antonio numerous opportunities to serve well-known icons and celebrities,
including pop star Mariah Carey, professional football players such as Paolo Maldini
and Gianluigi Buffon, model Naomi Campbell, and Mercedes’ Formula 1 race driver
Michael Schumacher. In 2006, he was invited to the World Gourmet Summit in Las
Vegas as an Honorary Inductee and Master Chef; teamed with the American celebrity
chef Walter Staib.
Antonio’s career experience inspired him continuing his culinary journey in Asia.
He joined Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou as Executive Sous Chef in May 2012. Prior
to this appointment, he was Head Chef of Marco Polo Restaurant at Shangri-La’s Far
Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei.
Jacky Chan
Executive Chinese Chef
Jacky Chan, born and raised in Hong Kong, who had the advantage of being in the
best of both worlds, a melting pot of Chinese and Western cultures. He ingeniously
absorbed traditional cooking skills from the Chinese in the East and creativeness from
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
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West, allowing him to create diversified and innovative cuisine. Jacky’s early career
saw him in the kitchen of the Peninsula Hong Kong as Assistant Chinese Chef, where
he obtained his early culinary experience in fine Chinese cuisine. In 1992, Jacky won
accolades for his superb culinary skills in preparing fine Chinese cuisine for former
Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, Deng Xiaoping, when the chairman
visited South China. He joined the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in 2000 and was
appointed as the Executive Chinese Chef of Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou in 2007.
EXPLORING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
The Canton Tower - 5km/8mins by taxi from the hotel
The Guangzhou TV Tower, or ‘the supermodel’ as it’s locally known, gracefully acts
as the centerpiece to Guangzhou’s architectural statement: the Zhu Jiang New Town
and what a statement! At 600 metres high, visitors have the opportunity to visit the top
of the tallest TV tower in the world where they can ride the aptly named highest Ferris
wheel in the world as the city’s lights shine from below. Not a fan of heights? Enjoy a
view of the tower from The Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou, a view that architect Mark
Hemmel promises is one-of-a-kind; no two angles of sight share the exact same
perspective.
Add: Yi Yuan Road, Hai Zhu District
Redtory - 6.5km/12mins by taxi from the hotel
Once a sprawling canning factory on the outskirts of town, Redtory embodies the
post-industrial transformation Guangzhou craves. Today, the area is very much within
the heart of the city, where the Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou is not a stone’s throw
away across the river. Redtory is an expression of community through art, and the
village is immense, with wide boulevards lined with industrial sculpture pieces and
funny bronze statues granting easy access to any number of free exhibition halls and
showrooms. This sanctuary for those who appreciate art in an informal setting
represents a clear sign of Guangzhou’s newly found diversity of tastes.
Add: 128 Yuan Cun Si Heng Road, Tian He District
The Guangzhou Opera House - 8km/17mins by taxi from the hotel
Designed by Zaha Hadid, a renowned international architect, the opera house in step
with the Beijing National Theatre and the Shanghai Theatre; a group considered as the
three biggest theatres in China. With a 1,800 seats capacity and a multifunctional
digital hall with an area of 2,500 square metres, it offers a unique opportunity to
experience live performances across a variety of genres.
Add: 1 Zhu Jiang West Road, Zhu Jiang New Town, Tian He District
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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Guangzhou New Library - 8km/17mins by taxi from the hotel
The ‘Beautiful Book’ is 98,000 square metres of pure literary splendor in the heart of
the new city – Zhu Jiang New Town. The library is an architectural marvel where kids
can explore comics and storybooks while adults peruse through a limited, but
interesting selection of English titles.
Add: Zhu Jiang East Road, Zhu Jiang New Town, Tian He District
Guangdong Museum - 8km/19mins by taxi from the hotel
While it’s worth the trip just to see the building’s famed ‘jewelry box’ design, the new
Guangdong Museum showcases an array of unseen treasures within. This five-storey
building consists of four large exhibition halls with a collection of over 160,000
exhibits. Most notable of which is the paleontology exhibit, host to an army of
prehistoric dinosaur bones, from the wacky-looking Stegosaurus to everyone’s
favorite, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Add: 2 Zhu Jiang East Road, Zhu Jiang New Town, Tian He District
Pearl River Night Cruise - 18km/30mins by taxi from the hotel
Guangzhou is a city defined by its river, and no visitor should leave before taking a
short trip along it by boat. And there’s no better way to take in the sights than on a
night time dinner cruise as Cantonese chefs whip up local delicacies and passengers
marvel at the bright city lights.
Add: Tian Zi Pier, Yan Jiang Zhong Road, Yue Xiu District
PRESS CONTACT
Tina Bai
Communications Manager
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888 extension 6391
Fax: (86 20) 8917 6300
E-mail: [email protected]
Digital images are available upon request
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou
1 Hui Zhan Dong Road, Hai Zhu District, Guangzhou 510308, China
Tel: (86 20) 8917 8888
Fax: (86 20) 8917 8899
[email protected]
www.shangri-la.com
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