INTERCONTINENTAL UNVEILS 200th HOTEL in GREATER CHINA
InterContinental Hotels Group has unveiled its 200th hotel in Greater China with the InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin. The first international company to enter the Chinese hospitality industry almost 30 years ago, the group is the largest international hotel management group in China with another 170 in the development pipeline. The InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin, owned by Shanghai Donghu Group Corporation, has been a landmark in the city for almost 100 years and is the first heritage hotel in Asia in the group and the sixth globally under the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts.
ABU DHABI AL MAQTA IS NOW HILTON ABU DHABI CAPITAL GRAND
Abu Dhabi Al Maqta hotel will rebrand and re-open as Hilton Abu Dhabi Capital Grand this summer. Described as an “architectural masterpiece”, the 281-room conversion property is a curved glass landmark in the capital, conveniently close to Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and in the heart of the city’s new Capital District with spacious accommodations, from classic and deluxe rooms as well as junior to presidential suites, all with signature design pieces of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and marble bathrooms. The hotel facilities also include a 700-capacity grand ballroom with a separate 500-capacity function room, five large meeting rooms, two boardrooms and a VIP Majilis with private entrance, an indoor or outdoor pool, seven restaurants and bars, many offering panoramic views of the city.
SHANGRI-LA BOSPHORUS NOW OPEN
The Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul, is now open. The 186-room hotel (including 17 suites) is the second in Europe for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. Located on the site of a former tobacco warehouse from the 1930s (a restored six-storey Neo-Classical façade with two carefully preserved 150- and 350-year-old Sycamore trees in the courtyard) on the European side of the Bosphorus, between the Dolmabahce Palace and Naval Museum, it overlooks the panorama of Istanbul’s domes and minarets and the green hills of the city’s Asian shores. The hotel’s guestrooms are some of the most spacious in Istanbul (ranging from 42 to 60 square metres), and have free high-speed broadband Internet and Bvlgari bath amenities. Rates at the hotel start from €550 (Dh2,615) excluding breakfast and taxes. For more information log on to shangri-la.com