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Shangri-La to open second luxury hotel in Inner Mongolia

Asia Pacific`s leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, will open a hotel in Hohhot in China`s Inner Mongolia late 2007…

Asia Pacific`s leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, will open a hotel in Hohhot in China`s Inner Mongolia late 2007. The Shangri-La Hotel, Hohhot will be the second hotel in the Inner Mongolia region, following the Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou opening mid 2007.The Shangri-La group currently has 19 hotels under its Shangri-La and Traders brands in mainland China.

Designed by Hong Kong-based Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects and Engineers Ltd., the Shangri-La Hotel, Hohhot will be centrally located in the city`s prime commercial area, a 20-minute drive from the airport and five-minute drive from the train station. The 19-story hotel will feature 373 guestrooms and 11 serviced apartments.

Hohhot offers tremendous economic potential and Shangri-La is committed to remaining at the forefront of expansion into thriving China business centres, said Giovanni Angelini, Shangri-La`s chief executive officer and managing director. This landmark new hotel will attract both business and leisure domestic travellers and further strengthen our presence in mainland China.

Hohhot is the capital of China`s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, with a population of over two million. Built in the Ming Dynasty, Hohhot, meaning a city in green in Mongolian, is well known for its culture and history. It is also a centre for wool and leather products, building materials, iron and steel production. Of special interest to tourists is the famous Mongol Summer Festival in mid-August every year with traditional Mongolian sports.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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