[photopress:meridien.jpg,full,alignright]A new business hotel in Shanghai, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai, is in the People’s Square area. This is the first China opening for a Le Méridien branded hotel after Starwood acquired the international brand.
Akram Touma, the new general manager, who is originally from Australia; prior to coming to Shanghai e was general manager of The Westin Resort Macau for five years. On the key matter which concerned him during pre-opening he said the important points were:
Procurement of hotel operating equipment, which is time consuming, recruiting the right team and establishing the right culture from the beginning.
Now to MICE matters. (For those who have not been paying attention MICE stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.)
On this Akram Touma waxes poetic. Or perhaps the public relations person does.
Le Royal Méridien Shanghai is the newest 5-star luxury hotel in Shanghai with a very privileged location on Nanjing Road East overlooking the People’s Square, museum and opera house. We have 10 bars and restaurants and 12 state-of-the-art ballrooms and function rooms with natural light and wireless Internet. Our chic rooms have stunning views of the Bund, river and Shanghai city. We are not just ideal for corporate meetings and conference – we are a dream come true for every conference organizer.
And with chic rooms to boot.
Source: China Hospitality News