LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER
January 18, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky
What better place to celebrate the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays than China itself? Chinese New Year is on January 23rd, and the Shangri-La Hotel Beijing has gone above and beyond to ensure a phenomenal celebration. This Shangri-La property has put together various gift packs with a variety of sticky rice cakes and rice balls which make perfect gifts for family members and friends. The hotel will also be putting on a traditional feast featuring a suckling pig, roast duck, and poon choi. The Shang Palace, a fine dining restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel Beijing, will be offering a Chinese New Year package which will feature foods with promising names to bring good fortune and joy to the New Year. The Shang Palace will feature Happy Chinese New Year (suckling roasted pig and steamed chicken), Good Fortune (lettuce with dried oysters), and All Wealth (abalone with Chinese mushrooms and sea cucumber). All of the foods served during Chinese New Year tell a story and a captivating legend worth exploring during your stay in China.
On the first day of the Chinese New Year, the Shangri-La Hotel Beijing will put on the lion dance in the lobby to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. Be sure to make your reservation at the Shangri-La Hotel Beijing to enjoy the extravagant dinner and the snacks available to all guests to share the taste of an authentic Chinese New Year with all!
By: Oksana Balytsky
January 4, 2012
By: Christopher Roney
Opening in the first quarter of this year, the East Hotel in Beijing is looking to add a little spice to the East brand by moving it north from Hong Kong. Billed as a "business hotel with a life," its 348 rooms and 21 suites will have access to all the important things a business traveler needs: free Wi-Fi, a business center with individual working pods, accelerated paperless check-in, and of course a complete fitness center to work off the excess energy you've built up over a day of meetings.
The 'life' part of the East starts with Feast, Food by East, that fits into the business lifestyle. Focusing on crisp, well-prepared classic food, you'll be comfortable in a bustling environment where you won't feel out of place working on your presentation for the next day. Relax when you're done by listening to live performances in the separate bar, the perfect spot to wind down as your finishing up the day or getting ready for a night out. The East Beijing is guaranteed to give a fresh new face to the tried and true methods of East Hong Kong, its sister hotel.
October 20, 2011
By: Five Star Alliance
No surprise to see the Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing selected as the official hotel for the 2011 China Open Tennis Tournament for the eighth year in a row. The staff has been highly trained to attend to the world's top tennis stars-- working with the players' nutritionists on specific dietary needs,* talking with their trainers about customized exercise programs and specialized massages. And of course handling all that extra laundry! A team of personal butlers was on call to make the players feel at home.
The world’s top-seeded tennis stars played the China Open from September 30 to October 9, 2011, and the Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing hosted more than 300 guests who attended the event. The hotel was also the official caterer for VIPs at the VIP lounge.
*Over the 10-day period, the hotel's chefs sourced highly nutritious ingredients in preparing carboydrate- and potassium-rich meals, amounting to at least half a ton of pasta and half a ton of bananas, 3,000 eggs, 500,000 ml of olive oil as well as truckloads of seasonal greens and fresh fruits.
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