Shangri-La Hotel to Debut in Qufu, China
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced it will open a new property in Qufu, China on August 1. Located in the birthplace of Confucius, the Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu will be situated within walking distance of the Temple of Confucius, the Mansion of Confucius, and the Cemetery of Confucius, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites.
The property will have 211 guestrooms. Rooms facing the Yi River will have balconies offering views of the old city wall and the palaces of the Temple of Confucius.
The hotel’s design will blend Confucian principles, Chinese traditions, and contemporary style. The exterior of the property will resemble a traditional Chinese pavilion, covered in red lacquer panels with Chinese Motifs and traditional Lo Shu Squares printed on the ceiling.
The hotel’s lobby will have marble floors, and Chinese patterns will be repeated on the ceiling reliefs. Two full-grown trees will be planted in the middle of the floor, and the roof will be made of glass.
The property’s restaurant, Shang Palace, will serve authentic Cantonese and Shandong regional Lu cuisine. Also located on the property will be Café Kong, an all-day dining venue that will offer international dishes cooked in open kitchens, as well as the Lobby Lounge, which will offer various teas.
The hotel will also have 17,222 square feet (1,600 square meters) of event space in the pillar-free Qilu Ballroom, as well as six additional function rooms, a Bridal Room, and the Hall of Wisdom VIP room.