Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has held the groundbreaking ceremony for Shangri-La Hotel, Nanchang inin Jiangxi province, which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2013.
Shangri-La Hotel, Nanchang will be located in a multi-use complex built in two phases in the Honggutan New District, adjacent to the government administration office and the city’s new convention centre. Phase I will include 319 guestrooms with meeting and function space and recreation facilities. Room sizes will range from 42 to 52 square meters and the hotel's 18 suites will range from 84 to 210 square meters. Many of the rooms will overlook the Ganjiang River and surrounding gardens. And the Tengwang Pavilion, and the Old City are located directly across the river.
The hotel will offer various dining and entertainment outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a speciality restaurant and bar, a Chinese restaurant and a lobby lounge. Meeting and banqueting facilities will include an 1,800-square-meter grand ballroom with a 530-square-meter foyer plus additional function rooms. Recreational options include a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, health club and beauty salon. An outdoor deck near the lobby lounge will allow guests to enjoy the mild summer season.
Phase II of the project will include a residential component, a shopping area, and an office tower.