Sofitel Hotel Shanghai Jing’an to open in 2011

Sofitel has announced plans to
open the Sofitel Shanghai Jing’an in 2011, the hotel is expected to be their
flagship property in Shanghai featuring an iconic building design and occupy 32
floors of a 61 room building.


In addition the hotel will feature
a total of 515 rooms with 82 of them earmarked for suites.


The full media release from
Sofitel can be read below:


 Sofitel Hotel Shanghai Jing’an to open in 2011





Paris, June 17th, 2010 – Sofitel Luxury Hotels has
recently signed a new management agreement in China for its future flagship in
Shanghai, the Sofitel Shanghai Jing’an, scheduled to open in 2011. This address
will be the third Sofitel in Shanghai, with a fourth one on the outskirts of
the city in Sheshan,  and is set to be
one of the city’s most luxurious hotels with an iconic building design.


The Sofitel Shanghai Jing’an will enjoy an ideal location
in the center of the city, at the intersection of Beijing Road and Jiangning
Road and mere steps away from the famous Nanjing Road. This very central
location is surrounded by international headquarters, luxury boutiques and the
city’s most popular malls – like Puxi’s renowned Plaza 66 – and near the former
French concession, museums and the Shanghai convention center. The building
also has a number of floors with the most advanced office space, which offer
the perfect solutions for local enterprises or multi-national corporations.


The future Sofitel Shanghai Jing’an will occupy 32 of the
building’s 61 floors, offering 515 rooms, 82 of them suites, on levels 29
through 54. The first and second level will be home to the Lobby Lounge and two
restaurants, one international, and the other spotlighting the full range of
Chinese cuisine.

The top level, on the 55th floor, will feature a bar and
restaurant with an innovative concept that perfectly reflects the hotel’s clean
modern decor, with suspended gardens and an exceptional view of both the east
and west of the city.


The Sofitel Shanghai Jing’an will also devote a full 1,500
m2 to wellness, with a So SPA, a So FIT, an indoor pool and a beauty salon.


Finally, on the 3rd level, 2,900 m2 will be designed for
business, featuring a ballroom, a junior ballroom, a variety of configurable
spaces and a business center.


“I am
particularly excited to welcome this true flagship to the Sofitel network. The
Sofitel Shanghai Jing’an, with its excellent location, will be a valuable asset
for the brand both in China and abroad. After the Sofitel Wanda Beijing, the
hotel will be our second jewel in a country where Sofitel already has a strong
says Sofitel Monde COO Robert Gaymer


Sofitel in China


The brand, which
already boasts a network of 23 hotels in China, is consolidating its presence
with this new addition. The agreement was signed at a time when the brand has just
announced two new locations in China, the Sofitel Lianyungang Suning Galaxy and
the Sofitel Haikou, which will open their doors in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
It is also preparing to open two more between late 2010 and early 2011: the
Sofitel Dongguan Humen Oriental and the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich.

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