The conference hall at China World Hotel, Beijing, one of the city's largest hotel venues for conferences and banquets, has re-opened after a two-month renovation.
"With the conference hall's refurbishment, China World Hotel, Beijing, is demonstrating its commitment in upholding the high standards that has made our hotel a tourism landmark in Beijing," said Stefan Bollhalder, general manager of China World Hotel, Beijing, in a welcome speech.
"By viewing our conference hall's new touches and experiencing our three new theme parties in one showcase setting, you are witness to our hotel staff's continuing dedication to please. Tonight's fantastic set-ups, the service, entertainment, food and wine, are only a glimpse of the creativity, professionalism and the almost limitless capabilities of our people. We look forward to welcoming you back and being your preferred venue once more for future celebrations, meetings and other significant occasions," he said.
The opening occasion was marked by a grand two-night celebration attended by almost six hundred guests from Beijing's elite social, business and diplomatic community. During both conference hall celebrations, guests experienced the hotel's three new showcase themed settings: The Red Party, The Masquerade and 1920s Shanghai Night. Guests were also treated to a viewing tour of the hotel's new events settings via showroom displays of a mock Internet lounge and media centre, a mock wine and cigar bar and a variety of contemporary lunch and dinner settings in the conference hall's three smaller function rooms.
The second evening of the re-launch celebration was distinguished by a "mobile gala dinner." Select VIP guests experienced the progressive unveiling of the three theme parties during a four-course gourmet dinner served in three different sections of the main hall. Guests first enjoyed a champagne reception in the foyer served by ladies dressed in traditional qipaos carrying a selection of canapés displayed in old Shanghai nightclub-style cigarette sales trays.