Shangri-La enters Inner Mongolia
Breaking news, 24 Nov 2008, SHANGHAI - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will open a new hotel in Manzhouli city of China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in third quarter of 2009.
When asked why Shangri-la luxury brand selected Manzhouli, Joachim Heineke, hotel GM, said Manzhouli is China’s top inland port of entry in terms of imports and exports. Situated on the Chinese-Russian border, Manzhouli accounts for 37 percent of total foreign trade in Inner Mongolia and 13 percent of China’s total trade with its 15 neighbouring countries. Manzhouli is also a city of natural wonders.
“Shangri-la is always the leading hotel group in China’s second-tier cities. China domestic market has great potential. We were the first one to enter Harbin, Changchun, and other international chains followed,” Heineke said.
Shangri-La Hotel, Manzhouli will be located in the prime city centre area, east of Tong He Road and north of Liu Dao Road, a 20-minute drive from the airport and five minutes from the train station.