[photopress:chi_ShangriLa.jpg,full,alignright]Shangri-La plans to open two hotels in an affiliated company’s development in Shanghai in 2011.
The Jing An Shangri-La will have 347 rooms on 24 floors of a 58-story Grade A building. Shangri-La will also have 600 rooms in the new 43-story Jing An Kerry Centre. Both hotels will be in a development on Nanjing Road in the city’s Puxi section.
Shangri-La is expanding beyond Asia into North America and Europe. The group runs 55 hotels and has more than 48 projects in development in 15 countries including India, the United States, Austria and Maldives. Kuok is also the controlling shareholder of Kerry Properties, the real estate developer active in Hong Kong and China building the hotel, office and shopping center project in Shanghai that will be home to the two Shangri-La hotels.
The illustration is of the Shangri-La in Bangkok but it gives you the idea of what to expect.