[photopress:PuLi_creators.gif,full,alignright]In May last year, the first tenants moved into the office tower of Park Place, a multi-use retail, office and hotel development in Shanghai’s downtown Jing’an district. Mid-2008 (exact date to be announced) is expected to see the opening of its PuLi Hotel and Spa, which has been described as the city’s first luxury ‘urban resort’. (It’s managed by Hong Kong-based Urban Resort Concepts, whose managing director, John G. Laing, is pictured first on the left).
The idea of the hotel, it says, is to give a ‘contemporary’ take on luxury which includes 22 floors of 209 rooms and 20 suites, a 24-hour butler service, flat-screen LCD TVs/DVD players/MP3 docking ports in every room, an Anantara spa, a 32-meter Long Bar, a ‘Library’ and a ‘Wine Cellar’.
Other people pictured are, left to right, Patrick Chen, director of Park Place; Christine Hodder, the hotel’s general manager; and Markus Engel, director and co-founder of Urban Resort Concepts.
Source: PR The PuLi Hotel and Spa