Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of its latest China hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei The 27-story property is centrally-located near the commercial area and leisure attractions of this ancient Chinese city.


Chaohu Lake in Hefei China
A view of Chaohu Lake in Hefei China


A new landmark in the city, the Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei brings the group’s famous hospitality from the heart to 2,200-year-old Anhui province, home to the Huangshan Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Located between China’s largest river, the Yangtze River, and one of China’s largest freshwater lakes, Chaohu Lake, the hotel offers some of the best views of the setting sun in Hefei.


Guestroom at Shangri-La Hefei
One of the guestrooms


The hotel offers 401 guestrooms, ranging from 45 to 135 square meters (about 484 to 1,453 square feet), with expansive views of the urban landscape. Full-length windows and elegant landscape features – namely mountains, flowers and streaming rivers – found typically in Chinese paintings, are fused with the room interior of soft beige tones.  A well-appointed bathroom and large desk space enhance the convenience to enjoy the space at leisure.

Situated on the highest floors of Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei are its spacious Executive and Speciality Suites, which are fitted with plush living and sleeping spaces, and large windows overlooking the city.  Marble-clad bathrooms include a separate bath, walk-in shower and television.

Aside from panoramic views of Hefei, suite and Horizon Club guests can enjoy extra privileges at the Horizon Club Lounge on level 27 of the hotel, including express check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast buffet, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails, and full concierge service.

Dining at the hotel’s restaurants and lounge provide an opportunity to experience cuisines from talented chefs.  Chinese restaurant Yang Zi Xuan (literally meaning a ‘dining hall in the Yangtze delta’) serves specialties from different provinces of China in a setting styled with lattice screens, cozy banquettes and murals.  From dim sum to hot pot to family-style dishes, the menu offers diners the season’s freshest ingredients.  Nine dining rooms are available for private gatherings.

At Café Wan, diners are treated to a theater-style concept serving Western, Chinese, Japanese, South East Asian and local cuisines, and choices from the à la carte menu.  Chefs at work in the glass-encased kitchens provide all-day dining and a multi-sensory experience.

CHI, The Spa offers a range of wellness and massage remedies based on ancient healing philosophies.  Guided by a personal therapist, each guest experiences a wellness journey within the sanctuary that is configured to maximize privacy. The spa includes two double and five single spa suites, a spacious relaxation lounge for use pre or post treatment, as well as the comforts of an herbal steam and shower.

Whether guests are after a vigorous workout or a relaxed regime, the multi-purpose equipment at the 24-hour Health Club suits all fitness levels.  Guests can enjoy many recreation offerings, including personal training sessions, a 25-meter (about 82-foot) indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam and sauna room, and a beauty salon.

Visitors to Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei can arrive via the Xinqiao International Airport, Hefei Railway Station or the Hefei South Railway Station, which are all approximately within a half hours’ drive to the hotel.  The cities of Nanjing and Shanghai are an hour and three hours away respectively by high-speed train.

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