Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou
What We Love
- The classic Chinese garden that encircles the hotel
- Tucking into dim sum at Shang Palace
- The 80-foot lap pool and state-of-the-art fitness center
- Interiors are dotted with Asian art
What To Know
- A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- A visa is required for a stay in China
- Horizon Club Rooms offer myriad extras, such as all-day canapés and cocktails
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A classic modern high-rise in the New Western district of the city, the Shangri-La Yangzhou overlooks Mingyue Lake and the Yangtze River. Touted as the city’s poshest hotel, it offers signature Shangri-La pampering coupled with exquisite Asian service. Like most of the structures in this new part of town, it has an exterior that is a medley of glass, sharp lines and steel, symbolizing power and urbanity. But the tranquil garden surrounding this luxe hotel is replete with pagodas, pavilions and koi ponds, ensuring a sense of place. Inside, warm tones and walls dotted with Asian art are welcoming touches, and such rich textures as damask-covered furnishings and silks add opulence.
Bed and Bath
Shangri-La is synonymous with oversize guestrooms, and the Yangzhou is no exception. Subtle Asian motifs and superior fabrics set a princely tone, and rooms showcase local products, such as the region’s stunning lacquerware; many offer views of Mingye Lake or the river. Suites are expansive and comprise two separate rooms. Horizon Club Rooms are located on floors 21 to 25 and offer such benefits as all-day canapés and cocktails, and ready-to-use meeting rooms. In keeping with the bedrooms, bathrooms are commodious too. Uber-chic, with marble tubs and countertops, they provide a relaxing respite, especially when used for a butler-drawn specialty bath.
Embracing the region’s well-known Huaiyang cuisine, Shang Palace serves local specialties such as beggar’s chicken and crab soup dumplings, and it’s renowned for its Cantonese cuisine, especially expertly made dim sum. In typical Chinese style, the restaurant has intimate, personal dining areas, as well as a large open-plan space. At Café Xiu, five interactive cooking stations wow guests with international gourmet fare, and the hip lobby bar serves cocktails, fine wines and light snacks throughout the day. The third-floor fitness area is equipped with an 80-foot pool, hot tub, plunge pool, sauna and steam room.
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I stay in the hotel. Everything was very nice. Especially the ladies Dora, Jessica and siren in the horizon club were very nice. You can work there quite good.
The gym is very well equipped.
In total a very nice Hotel.
We were here to have a relaxing trip and yet again received a wonderful welcome and excellent service. Especially, we were treated with kindness and warmth by the club lounge staffs, Dora and Lucky. Thank you!
Average hotel. Rooms are a bit worn out, but still somehow acceptable.
The Lobby bar is lacking most of the stuff displayed on the menu: No gin tonic, only limited beers, most of the red wines not available.
A simple platter of sushi took over 30 min.
Breakfast is average to ok.
However, room rates are cheap. You get what you pay.
Sorry to say that this property does not live up to the usually high standards of Shangri-La.