Marriott International, Inc (NYSE:MAR) announced the opening of the 323-room Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East under a long-term management agreement with Shanghai Hengchang Industry Co., Ltd.
Marriott Hotels & Resorts is the company’s flagship brand with more than 500 properties in 54 countries globally. The Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East is the brand’s 14th hotel in China.
Speaking at the opening of the hotel, Arne Sorenson, Marriott International’s President and CEO, said: “We are delighted to be opening this wonderful Marriott Hotels & Resorts property today and adding to our extensive portfolio of hotels in China across all our brands. This hotel represents our 62nd hotel in the country and our 20th in Shanghai alone, where we are the largest operator of full-scale hotels in the city. I would like to thank our partner in this hotel, Shanghai Hengchang Industry Co., Ltd., for their trust and granting us the opportunity to manage such a magnificent hotel and we look forward to a long partnership with them.” [Pictured in center are Mr. Arne Sorenson and Chairman Wang of China Sigma, along with other Marriott International and Shanghai municipality executives at ribbon cutting.]
Located in the heart of Pudong, Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East is close to two major industrial parks which are home to the China headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies, and is just a five-minute drive from the Shanghai New International Expo Center, a popular venue of high-profile regional and domestic trade shows and exhibitions in eastern China. The hotel is easily accessible from both Pudong and Hongqiao international airports in the city.
The Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East offers 323 rooms and suites that feature scenic views of park, lake or canal of the surrounding area. The hotel provides business travellers with a full array of amenities and facilities to inspire them to perform better and stay connected with business partners, customers and family.
The hotel concierge and ‘At Your Service’ hotline provides guests with insightful information and advice for exploring and discovering the city. Guests staying on the Executive Floor enjoy exclusive access to the 21st floor lounge which is ideally suited for relaxation after a long day, taking advantage of the great panoramic views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East features four food and beverage options providing guests with a variety of local and international culinary delights. Man Ho, the signature Chinese restaurant of Marriott Hotels & Resorts, features sumptuous Cantonese and Shanghai cuisine. This opulent restaurant offers several private dining rooms which are ideal for business meetings or intimate celebrations. Casalingo offers authentic Italian dishes from antipasto, home-made pasta, stone-oven cooked pizza to gelato, as well as a great selection of Italian wine and coffee. Pudong City Bistro offers a variety of international dishes and is a perfect choice for food lovers who want to taste cuisines from around the world, while The Lounge is an ideal venue for informal business meetings and casual social activities.
The hotel offers 1,705 square meters of banquet space, including a 655 square meter divisible and pillar-free grand ballroom, together with another 10 function rooms which feature natural light. The hotel’s recreational facilities include a fully-equipped Fitness Center with a 22-meter heated indoor swimming pool. Jacuzzi, Steam and Sauna are available in both male and female lockers with four spa treatment rooms providing a variety of pampering treatments.
James Macadie, the hotel’s General Manager, commented: “With its unique design and sense of place, the Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East hotel features high standards of services, facilities and amenities of Marriott Hotels & Resorts for business travellers who seamlessly blend work and play worldwide. We strive to be the hotel of choice for accommodation, meetings, dinning and recreation for guests travelling to Shanghai.”
Marriott Hotels & Resorts has been ‘re-imagining’ the guest experience, transforming lobbies and public spaces by designing them for a new generation of business travellers who blend work and play, demand style and substance and desire high-tech and high-touch. Marriott is introducing new concepts designed for the way younger travellers work today.
To mark its grand opening, Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East is launching a series of special offers that are valid until August 31, 2013. These include bonus points for Marriott Rewards members; guests are entitled to free buffet breakfast for a minimum consecutive stay at two nights from CNY1,480; plus an opening meetings package from CNY488 per person per day for a stylish meeting room. Terms and conditions apply.
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