Shangri-La Signs Deal With Far Eastern Group For Tainan Hotel

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has signed a contract with Far Eastern Group to manage Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Tainan, opening the third quarter of 2008.

The partnership marks the second hotel in Taiwan owned by the prominent Far Eastern Group and managed by Shangri-La, following Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei which opened in 1994.

Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Tainan will be adjacent to the Tainan Rail Station and a 20-minute drive from the High Speed Rail Station with connections throughout Taiwan. The hotel adjoins the Far Eastern Group's FE21 Mega shopping complex and is located near the famous National Cheng Kung University.

The 336-room, 38-floor atrium hotel is designed as the most luxurious international deluxe hotel in southern Taiwan, with interior design by Hong Kong-based AB Concept and Taiwan-based Metro Space Design as architects. The hotel will feature the largest guestrooms in the city with an average size of 50 square meters. The Horizon Club, featuring 51 guestrooms and suites, will offer a host of special amenities and privileges such as express check-in and check-out service, exclusive club lounge for daily breakfast and evening cocktails, and meeting facilities.

Dining options will include a Chinese restaurant on the 38th floor offering Huaiyang, Cantonese and Taiwanese specialties and 360 degree city views, an all-day cafe featuring international cuisines at interactive cooking stations, and a comfortable Lobby Lounge. Additional facilities will include a health club, spa and outdoor swimming pool.

The hotel will also provide a total 2,293 square meters of function space, including a 1,055-square-meter pillarless ballroom as well as a 300 square-meter auditorium and intimate function rooms totaling 550 square meters.