A luxurious, 5-star Shangri-La Hotel has recently opened in Tangshan, China
Considered the "Treasured Land to the East of Beijing," Tangshan has been a trove of history, lush parks and arts and culture for centuries, and the new Shangri-La incorporates these nuances into its design. The 301-room hotel is located in the Phoenix New Town, a new eco-oriented urban area adjacent to the new financial and commercial hub, and draws on the timeless surrounds as a source of inspiration.
The hotel's broad spaces serve as a gallery for its custom pieces that include crystal chandeliers, embossed metal artwork, and marble and wood carvings. The guest rooms incorporate natural tones, Chinese-style paintings and local ceramic ware, and a welcoming marble bathroom offer a restful ambience along with views over the park and new city centre.
At Tang Huang Ge, the hotel's Chinese restaurant, wooden lattice screens at the entrance open up to elegant surroundings. A chandelier fashioned in the abstract form of a phoenix – the symbol of Tangshan – crowns the centre of the restaurant and each of its ten private dining rooms. The lobby lounge uses floor-to-ceiling windows to allow for unobstructed views of the exterior green area, and offers live entertainment every evening for those wishing to continue the night away.