Sol Melia Enters China With Opening Of Gran Melia Shanghai

Spanish hospitality giant Sol Melia has entered China with its first hotel in the country. The 5-star Gran Melia Shanghai is situated in Pudong’s Lujiazui financial and commercial district, enjoying easy access to Pudong International Airport and in close proximity to attractions such as the famous Oriental Pearl tower and Shanghai Aquarium.


The 686 rooms enjoy panoramic views of Pudong, Puxi and the Huangpu River and are luxuriously furnished with plush bedding, spacious marble bathroom with separate bathtub and shower, flat screen television with satellite programming, iPod docking station, high-speed internet access, IDD telephone and fax lines with printer and computer connection ports, workdesk, in-room safe, minibar and coffee-/tea-making facilities. Discerning guests can enjoy a VIP experience on the hotel’s premium REDlevel rooms and suites, including the Imperial and Presidential Suites featuring separate living, dining and working areas. In addition to standard amenities, guests will also have a private check-in area, complimentary food and beverages and enjoy access to the private REDlevel lounge.


Gran Melia Shanghai will boast 4 world-class dining venues serving a variety of cuisines. Guests can begin their day with the aromas of roasted coffee beans at the international coffee house, followed by Spanish fare with a twist at the elegant La Albufera restaurant. Tian Chao, the Cantonese restaurant offers traditional favorites in a sleek, contemporary environment, while the a la carte Italian restaurant Oasis lets guests dine to a fusion of bright dishes, cool decor and warm lighting. Guests may also retreat to the energetic Cuban music bar La Floridita for premium single-malt scotch whiskeys and cigars from the humidors lining the walls, or the rooftop bar on the 27th floor to take in the sights of Shanghai.


The hotel offers business travellers and meeting planners a range of convention facilities, including a 742.5-square meter Grand Ballroom that can accomodate up to 800 guests. There are also 17 smaller meeting rooms available that cater to more intimate gatherings for between 20 to 150 guests. Each venue is fully-equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment and supported by the hotel’s business center.


For recreation, Gran Melia Shanghai introduces Sol Melia’s YHI Spa to China. Named after the Aborigine Goddess of Light, the spa provides an extensive range of beauty and wellness treatments and relaxing massages. Alongside the spa, a private health club offers saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis and a full-sized indoor swimming pool, while the fitness center is equipped with the latest exercise equipment and staffed by personal trainers to assist guests.


Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca, Sol Melia today operates more than 300 hotels in 30 countries on 4 continents under its 8 brands. The company is the overall market leader in its native Spain and the world’s leading hotel chain for holiday resorts.


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