Come January 2020, Shangri-La Group will bring its legendary “Hospitality from the Heart” and signature culinary experiences to Zhoushan. Under Phase I of the project development, Shangri-La will present an entirely new hotel experience and product mix by focusing on its standalone food and beverage outlet – CHAO No.18 and its premium event-catering business. Shangri-La will also pilot its new smart hotel technology in the 28 guestrooms in the Phase I opening.
Located 280 km south of Shanghai, Zhoushan is an island archipelago in Zhejiang Province. Well known as China’s “Fishing storehouse of the East Sea”, the island is famed for its spectacular mountains and valleys as well as for having long stretches of sandy beaches. It has a flourishing fish and seafood industry and rich tourism resources that attracts travellers all over from China and abroad. In recent years, the city has seen significant growth in tourism revenue with an average increase of 14% per annum. Against this backdrop, Shangri-La is well placed to meet Zhoushan’s growing market needs and upscale lifestyle.
The opening of Shangri-La Zhoushan will bring new and more exciting destination experiences and services to both our guests and the local residents. The hotel is excellently situated in the city centre; it also enjoys a vantage point of being close to the seaside. Guests staying at the hotel can relax by lying on the lawn and soaking in the sun. They can also sample the various local seafood delicacies at the restaurant. For those interested in exploring the city, Putuo Mountain, a major landmark and other natural and cultural attractions are also within easy reach from the hotel.
Shangri-La’s CHAO No.18 boasts a chic and trendy design blended with the charms of Zhoushan’s local culture. The menu is specially curated by Shangri-La’s culinary experts who will draw the freshest local ingredients and seafood from the surrounding farms and waters. Diners can expect a gourmet experience with our signature dishes such as Braised Yellow Croaker, Ox Tongue with Rose Salt, Braised Cow Feet with Rice and Braised Duck with Dry Squid. CHAO 18 is committed to celebrating the very best of modern and traditional Zhejiang cuisines.
In terms of our premium event-catering business, the 1,600-square-metre Shangri-La Events Centre is designed to boost the city’s event space and to deliver high end catering services. The hotel’s 350-square-metre-outdoor lawn will add to the venue’s charm. This outdoor area can accommodate up to 200 guests and serve both social events and business functions. It offers a unique romantic setting for weddings and private banquets. Shangri-La’s professional event planners and service teams will be on hand to help guests create those special and memorable experiences for every occasion.
In addition, in-house guests will find greater convenience and more personalised experience with Shangri-La’s new smart hotel technology. Some of the features include a smooth, seamless, and secure mobile check-in and check-out system, being able to project screen function under Internet Protocol Television, wireless recharger and having smart control of in-room facilities. As part of Shangri-La’s commitment to sustainability and to help protect the environment, all rooms will be equipped with 24-hour drinking water system and bathroom amenity dispensers to reduce single-use plastic bottles.