The new five-star Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen, will open in the heart of Futian in the fourth quarter of 2008. Futian is the bustling business district of Shenzhen, one of the largest and busiest cities in southern China.
The hotel will be just a few minutes’ walk from Shenzhen’s mass transit railway system, which links directly to the border crossing with Hong Kong. It will also offer easy access to Shenzhen International Bao’an Airport, the Shekou ferry terminal and the city’s major tourist attractions.
Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen is a 40-storey building with 548 guestrooms as well as 53 serviced apartments.
The guestrooms measure an average of 45 square metres.
This is very much a MICE hotel for it will offer a 1,800-square-metre grand ballroom with a high ceiling of 9.5 metres and a hydraulic built-in stage, as well as direct access to a huge lift that makes the ballroom ideal for car launches and similar events. Also available is an auditorium, a junior ballroom, a boardroom and a range of 8 function rooms. There will be a professional team of event specialists.
The hotel will be adjacent to the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre and the city’s Civic Centre so it is impossible to better its positioning as a MICE hotel.