Shangri-La Hotel towers over Yiwu

ANTICIPATED to enhance the vibrant city of Yiwu, the 362-room Shangri-La Hotel, Yiwu opened last Saturday in the 52-story mixed-use Yiwu World Trade Center — the tallest building in Zhejiang Province. The tower is adjacent to the world-famous Yiwu International Commodity City.

Shangri-La Hotel, Yiwu’s exquisite palette of warm sienna and walnut colors are a complementing canvas for the intricate Dongyang wood-carved screens in the hotel’s public areas that connect guests to the culture and history of Zhejiang Province.

The tranquil setting continues to the hotel’s rooms — starting from 48 square meters — and 136 serviced apartments that are located from levels 9 to 38 of the building and offer far-reaching views of the sprawling Yiwu landscape. Each room is dressed in natural colors and adorned with the Chinese rose — the flower of Yiwu — which can be found engraved on wood, in a painting and embossed on panels to provide an extra dimension of luxury. Other features include complimentary Wi-Fi, a marble bathroom with premier toiletries, an executive desk and large picture windows.

The elegant suites provide a minimum of 96 square meters of living space and look out onto the Yiwu River. Enhanced by a full range of modern touches such as a Blu-ray player and tea-and-coffee-making machine, guests can also enjoy the services of the hotel’s Horizon Club Lounge where breakfast, refreshments and cocktails are served daily.

Yue Xiu Wok, the all-day dining restaurant, showcases extensive buffet presentations at the multiple cooking stations. Its brick walls and dark wood floors provide a modern perspective to dining, while cooking paraphernalia line the shelves. Eight private dining rooms provide separate gathering spaces for business entertainment or family celebrations.

During breakfast, lunch and dinner, Brown Sugar Bakery Cafe comes to life with made-to-order Asian and Western dishes. Design elements such as hanging blown glass lamps, an exposed ceiling and black accents complete the distinctly contemporary guest experience. An outdoor terrace is available for alfresco dining.

More than 3,880 square meters of event space offers extensive meeting and conference facilities including a 2,000sqm and 12m-high pillar-less Grand Ballroom, which comfortably accommodates 1,000 guests for banquets.

 

To commemorate Shangri-La Hotel, Yiwu’s opening, an introductory offer priced from 888 yuan is available until September 3 and includes daily breakfast buffet, as well as 200-yuan credit which can be used against any hotel service. For reservation or detail, call (0579) 8151-8808 or e-mail reservations.slyw@shangri-la.com.