Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan (武漢香格里拉大酒店) is a luxury hotel located in the Hankou district of Wuhan City, the capital of China's Hubei province. The hotel is surrounded by the headquarters of some of the biggest state and multinational companies as well as government and civil offices, making Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan an ideal accommodation for business travelers in the central business district of Wuhan.



Wuhan is one of the biggest cities in China and is considered as the commercial and transport hub of Central China. This puts Wuhan as a strategic center for trade and commerce, making it one of the top destinations in China for business travelers. Being located in the central business district of the city, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan primarily caters to business travelers coming from major cities around China, as well as from other Asian countries such as Japan and Korea.

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan has the signature Shangri-La elegance design characterized by the generous use of marbles and hardwood in its interiors, coupled by motifs of gold and dark red with touches of oriental elements of design. Entering the hotel lobby, guests will be welcomed by the familiar Essence of Shangri-la fragrance. Guests coming from South East Asia will easily identify the close similarity of the lobby of Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan with the lobby of Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Edsa Shangri-La Manila, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok.



Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan has a total of 442 guestrooms and suites, as well as 45 fully serviced apartments for longer staying guests. All rooms have been recently refurbished with interiors designed with modern elegant Chinese motif. All guests are guaranteed with panoramic view of the city at the comfort of their rooms.

Room Category Room Size
(sqm)
Bed
Configuration
Horizon Club Lounge
Access
Deluxe Room 36 - 43 King or Twin none
Horizon Club Room 36 - 43 King or Twin yes
Executive Suite 86 King yes
Premier Suite 125 King yes
Presidential Suite 208 King yes
Superior One Bedroom Serviced Apartment 72 - 86 King yes
Deluxe One Bedroom Serviced Apartment 108 King yes
Deluxe Two Bedroom Serviced Apartment 108 - 160 King & Twin yes




► FEATURED GUESTROOM: DELUXE ROOM

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

The Deluxe Room measures 36 square meters and is the only guestroom category of Shangri-a Hotel Wuhan. The room is designed with the signature Shangri-La elegance characterized by wall-to-wall carpet, dark wood furnishings, a chandelier, and accent pieces that reflect the local culture.

Highlights:
  • 36 square meters of luxury
  • available in King Bed or Twin Beds configuration
  • scenic view of the central business district
  • marble bathroom with separate walk-in shower and bathtub
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► HORIZON CLUB LOUNGE

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan guests staying in Club Rooms or Suites, as well as Golden Circle Diamond members, enjoy a host of complimentary services at the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge, including:

  • private check-in and check-out
  • complimentary semi-buffet breakfast (6:30am to 10:30am)
  • complimentary evening cocktails and canapes (6:00pm to 8:00pm)
  • complimentary all-day coffee, tea, bottled juices and canned drinks
  • complimentary use of meeting room for up to two hours per day
  • late check-out until 4:00pm (subject to availability)
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► DINING OUTLETS AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL WUHAN

Lobby Lounge | Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

Guests staying or visiting Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan can choose among its four dining outlets which offer local, Asian and Western cuisines. Each restaurant having its own charm that is suited for casual or intimate dining experience:
  • Café Wu - the all-day dining restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan serving local and international cuisines freshly prepared in its theater kitchens, the restaurant is open for buffet breakfast, lunch and for dinner, as well as a la carte dining. read more ►
  • Shang Palace - the signature restaurant of Shangri-La, Shang Palace serves exquisite Cantonese as well as Huaiyang cuisines, private dining rooms can cater to various group sizes. read more ►
  • Tori-ji - the only one of its kind in Wuhan, the yakitori restaurant serves excellent selections of yakitori and teppanyaki which guests can pair with premium sakes, whiskies, choyu or beer 
  • Lobby Lounge - a must visit in any Shangri-La hotel, the Lobby Lounge is the center of all social and business gatherings of the hotel where guests can enjoy the relaxing vibe of the interior while sipping on freshly brewed coffee or tea, or unwind over cocktails and light snacks   




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: SHANG PALACE



Shang Palace (香宫) is the premier Chinese restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan featuring fine Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisines expertly prepared by the restaurant's culinary team. Dishes are made with fresh and high quality ingredients and are prepared using traditional Chinese cooking techniques. Read more ►




► FEATURED RESTAURANT: CAFE WU



Café Wu (香苑) is the all-day dining restaurant of Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan. It serves a la carte and buffet dining which features local and regional Chinese as well as international cuisines. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the hotel and has in-door and al fresco dining areas. Read more ►




► BREAKFAST VENUES AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL WUHAN



Guests staying at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan can choose from a full buffet breakfast, a la carte or in-room breakfast, or a semi-buffet breakfast at the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge:

  • Buffet Breakfast at Café Wu - Guests staying at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan enjoy their complimentary buffet breakfast Café Wu. This includes guests who booked a room package inclusive of breakfast, as well as Golden Circle Jade and Diamond members who enjoy complimentary breakfast as part of their member benefits. Walk-in guests are also welcome. Guests can choose among a wide selection dishes ranging from Chinese, Japanese, Continental, American as well as local Wuhan breakfast items. Read more ►
  • Semi-Buffet Breakfast at the The Horizon Club Lounge - Guests staying in Horizon Club Rooms or any of the Suites, as well as Golden Circle Diamond members, have the choice to have the full buffet breakfast at Café Wu or opt for a semi-buffet breakfast at the Horizon Club Lounge. The buffet spread includes freshly baked breads and pastries, fresh fruits and salads, premium cold cuts and cheeses, Western, Chinese and Japanese warm dishes plus unlimited servings of dishes from the a la carte breakfast menu. Read more ►




► FEATURED DISH: REGANMIAN



Wuhan is also called the city of breakfast because of the wide variety of breakfast dishes available in the city. The most iconic of all and perhaps the single breakfast dish that best represents Wuhan is the reganmian (热干面). Its English name, hot-dry-noodles, does not however give justice to this dish as reganmien is more than just being hot or dry. It has an interesting mixture of flavor coming from the sesame paste and the various sauces and pickled vegetables added in the dish.



Here at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan, guests can begin their day by sampling the best local breakfast dishes of the city, right at the comfort of the hotel's breakfast venues. A live-cooking station at Cafe Wu is dedicated entirely for the reganmian. Just approach the station and ask the chef to prepare one for you. Guests dining at the Horizon Club Lounge can also enjoy unlimited servings of reganmien. Just call one of the lounge associates and they will have a bowl of freshly made reganmian prepared for you.




► LEISURE AND WELLNESS AMENITIES AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL WUHAN



Keeping physically fit while traveling is made easy here at Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan. Checked-in guests enjoy complimentary access to the 24 hours Health Club. So whether you are just starting your day or trying to fix a jetlag, you can access the gym any time of the day or night. There is also an indoor swimming pool, wet and dry steam room, and a jacuzzi.




► MEETINGS AND EVENTS VENUES AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL WUHAN

Grand Ballroom | Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan prides in itself for having the largest Grand Ballroom in the city of Wuhan. Measuring 1,600 sqm with a ceiling height of 7 meters, the Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,800 persons. In addition, Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan also has 14 function rooms, each equipped with state of the art audio-visual technology that contributes to the overall success of the meetings.





► LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan stands along the Jianshe Avenue (建设大道) the main thoroughfare of the central business district of Wuhan. The hotel is located 25km from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (武汉天河国际机场); 22.5km from Wuhan Railway Station (武汉站); and 4km from Hankou Railway Station (汉口站).

  • International Flights - Several airlines serve daily flights to Wuhan coming from key cities around Asia such as Tokyo, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Jakarta. There are currently no flights to Wuhan coming from Manila 
  • Domestic Flights - Travelers coming from cities with no direct flight to Wuhan can fly to one of China's primary international airports such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, and then take a connecting domestic flight to Wuhan. From Manila, I took a flight to Guangzhou and took a connecting flight to Wuhan. Alternatively, you can also fly to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok and take a connecting flight directly to Wuhan

Wuhan Railway Station

  • China Railway High-Speed (CRH) - coming from another city in China, travelers may also opt to take the bullet train going to Wuhan. Wuhan has two railway stations serving the bullet train lines: the Wuhan Railway Station (武汉站) and the Hankou Railway Station (汉口站). Below are some sample routes for bullet trains going to Wuhan: 
    • Beijing West - Hankou Station | travel time: ~5.5hrs (fare from CNY519.50)
    • Beijing West - Wuhan Station | travel time: ~5.5hrs (fare from CNY520.50)
    • Shanghai Hongqiao - Hankou Station | travel time: ~5.5hrs (fare from CNY262.00)
    • Shanghai Hongqiao - Wuhan Station | travel time: ~5.5hrs (fare from CNY261.00)
    • Guangzhou South - Wuhan Station | travel time: 4~.5hrs (fare from CNY463.50)
  • Ctrip.com - when booking your CRH tickets, I highly recommend that you use Ctrip.com or the Ctrip mobile application. Credit cards and debit cards issued outside of China are accepted by Ctrip. Take note of your reference number and proceed to the Ticket Office of your train station to claim your ticket. Your passport is required when claiming your ticket. 

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport Station | Wuhan Metro

  • Airport Transfer - guests arriving at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport have the option to arrange a hotel limousine pick-up (starting from CNY 495.50) or take the Wuhan Metro - Line 2 from the Tianhe International Airport Station (天河机场), transfer to Line 6 at Changqing Huayuan Station (常青花园), and alight at Xianggang Road Station (香港路). The hotel is just a few walks away from Exit A.
  • Train Station Transfer - guests arriving by high-speed train at the Wuhan Railway Station have the option to take a taxi (~CNY50.00) or take the Wuhan Metro - Line 4 from the Wuhan Railway Station, transfer to Line 8 at Yuejiazui Station (岳家嘴), transfer to Line 3 at Zhaojiatiao Station (赵家条), and finally alight at Xianggang Road Station (香港路) and take Exit A. For guests arriving at Hankou Railway Station, the most convenient way to get to the hotel is by taxi (~CNY25.00).
  • Getting Around - the fastest and most convenient way to get around Wuhan is by taxi. From the hotel, just approach concierge and tell them where you wish to go. Also, don't forget to ask for a copy of the complimentary tourist map. The concierge can help get a taxi for you and they will make sure that the driver understood where to drop you off. Taxi rides can range from CNY 20.00 to 40.00 for short distance trips within the downtown area.


    NOTE: Most taxi drivers in Wuhan do not speak English. When taking a taxi to the hotel, make sure you show them the name and address of the hotel in Chinese, shown below:



    武漢香格里拉大酒店
    中国武汉市汉口建设大道700号




► ATTRACTIONS IN WUHAN

Wuhan University | Wuhan, China

Considered as one of the Cherry Blossom Capitals of the World, Wuhan has thousands of cherry blossom trees planted in various public parks, making it a popular travel destination during Spring when the trees go into full bloom. One of the favorite places to enjoy the cherry blossoms is the Wuhan University (武汉大学). The university itself is rich in history and architectural wonders. The university grounds are open to the public starting from 5:00pm every day.

Yellow Crane Tower | Wuhan, China

Another famous landmark in Wuhan is the Yellow Crane Tower (黃鶴樓). It is the most recognizable symbol of Wuhan known around the country as one of the four great towers of China due to its historical and literary significance. The tower is located within the Yellow Crane Tower Park. Entrance to the park is CNY80.00 per person. An elevator brings visitors from the base to the various levels of the tower. From the topmost level of the tower, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city and of Yangtze River.




► GOLDEN CIRCLE BY SHANGRI-LA



To get the best room rate, make sure you book your room via www.shangri-la.com or via the Shangri-La Mobile App. If you are a Golden Circle (GC) Member, make sure you log-in to your account when booking your room in order to earn GC Award Points on your stay. You can then redeem these GC Award Points to pay, in full or in part, your future dining bills at any participating Shangri-La restaurants around the world. You can also convert your points to overnight stays. If you're not yet a Golden Circle member, you can join here for free.

Earn Points
Dine
Earn 1 GC Award Point for each USD 1 qualifying spend when dining at over 500 participating restaurants & bars worldwide. GC Award Points will be credited to your account one to two weeks after the date of transaction.

Stay 
Earn 1 GC Award Point for each USD 1 qualifying spend when staying at Shangri-La, Kerry Hotel, Traders Hotel or Hotel Jen.

Experience 
Earn 1 GC Award Point for each USD 1 qualifying spend at CHI, The Spa.
Redeem Points
Dine
Redeem your points instantly at any participating restaurants & bars with 10 GC Award Points covering every USD 1 of your dining bill. You may also choose to redeem your points for dining vouchers online. 

Stay 
Redeem free room nights at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Kerry hotel, Traders hotel or Hotel Jen worldwide. 

Experience 
Redeem spa vouchers at CHI, The Spa, exquisite fine wines, and signature "Shangri-La" fragrance.

► Redeem Golden Circle Award Points for Free Hotel Stay

Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan is a Collection A property where Golden Circle (GC) members can instantly redeem a free overnight stay in a Deluxe Room for only 1,000 GC Award Points.

Redemption can be made online via www.shangri-la.com or via the Shangri-La Mobile App.





Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan
700 Jian She Avenue, Hankou, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Contact: +86 (27) 8580 6868
Email: slwu@shangri-la.com
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