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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced its second hotel in Harbin, Songebi Shangri-La, Harbin, will open this December, 2016.
Located right on the edge of the Songhua River’s north bank, the 344-room property will offer views of both the surrounding river and city. The hotel will be the newest addition to the skyline of Songebi’s business district, located in the heart of the vibrant city.
Guestrooms and apartments of Songebi Shangri-La Harbin will range from 42 to 178 square meters. The new property will also include 33 executive serviced apartments, designed specifically to appeal to the business traveler. All guestrooms offer views of the city and river through floor-to-ceiling windows, complemented by tranquil hues and bespoke artwork designed to inspire serenity in hotel guests. The Horizon Club Lounge and dedicated guest floors will offer personalized concierge services and benefits to guests of Songbei Shangri-La Harbin, including quality linens and luxury amenities, among others.
For business travelers, the hotel will offer conference and banquet facilities through a variety of meeting venues, including Songebi’s largest pillar-less ballroom, covering 1,616 square meters and seating up to 1,000 guests for receptions. An additional ballroom, offering 408 square meters, as well as two function rooms are to be equipped with state of the art technology suitable for business or leisure events.
Pro tip: take a work-break at the hotel’s spa and indoor swimming pool. Services offered include a variety of therapeutic treatments designed to combine conventional and contemporary techniques. Also within the spa are a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and fitness center.
Dining options on site include the Shang Kitchen, an upscale Chinese restaurant specializing in Peking roast duck, casserole dishes and regional specialties. Café Song, an all-day dining venue, is a theatre concept of open kitchens that will serve both Asian and Western favorites as well as Grab and Go options featuring a selection of gourmet pub food for take away. Guests can also grab something from The Lobby Lounge, where classic high tea and refreshments will be served throughout the day. Good to know: grab a drink at De Drunk’n Pig in the evenings for some live music and entertainment options.
Located near the hotel will be Harbin’s internationally renowned ice festival at the Ice & Snow World, as well as Sun Island Garden, Siberian Tiger Park and Harbin Great Theater. The international airport and Harbin West Railway station are located 40 and 30 minutes away from the new property, respectively.
Reservations will be accepted starting a month prior to the hotel’s opening, in November 2016, for the new Songebi Shangri-La, Harbin.