The latest hotel openings and announcements made this week.
Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ second hotel in Harbin, a 344-key property with 32 serviced apartment units, is scheduled to open in December. For meeting and event needs, the hotel boasts Songbei’s largest pillarless ballroom – a 1,616m2 space – in addition to a 408m2 ballroom and two function rooms. F&B options include upscale Chinese restaurant Shang Kitchen; all-day dining restaurant Café Song; Grab & Go, which offers a selection of gourmet pub food for takeaway; the Lobby Lounge which serves classic high tea and refreshments; and De Drunk’n Pig for evening entertainment and live music. A spa, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and fitness centre are also available.
Hilton Garden Inn Zhongshan Guzhen
Hilton has opened the 246-room Hilton Garden Inn Zhongshan Guzhen. Hotel features include a 24-hour fitness centre, a self-service laundromat, a flexible meeting room and a board room. The property also boasts all-day dining restaurant Garden Grille and Bar; the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry, stocked with snacks and drinks; noodle bar Mian Tan; and the Garden Bar, which provides a relaxing space for cocktails and informal meetings. The property is located in the commercial district of Guzhen Town, adjacent to Lihe Lighting Exhibition Center and 1.5km from the Guzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.
Ramada Japan Niigata
Wyndham has brought its Ramada brand back to Japan with the opening of the Ramada Hotel Niigata. Formerly the Niigata Tokyu Rei hotel, renovations were completed over the past year to revitalise its 300 guestrooms and facilities. The full-service hotel is equipped with five F&B outlets and a bar, including El Dorado restaurant, which serves Japanese-fusion cuisine and accommodates up to 105 diners. To cater to business travellers, the hotel offers six meeting rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and an on-site laundromat. The property is a three-minute walk from the Niigata train station, close to the Toki Messe Convention Centre and the Niigata City Aquarium.