Hilton opens in Shangri-La


SHANGRI-LA, YUNNAN, CHINA, 5 July 2017: Hilton Garden Inn Shangri-La, the first Hilton and the third internationally-branded hotel in Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, opened its doors for guests earlier this week.

Previously referred to as Zhongdian, or Jiang Tang, Shangri-La is a county-level city in Yunnan province that was renamed after the famous James Hilton novel “Shangri-La,” 17 December 2001, in a bid to promote tourism.

The largest city in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Shangri-La stands at an elevation of 3,000 metres. It requires a four-hour bus ride from Lijiang.

Flights use Diqing Shangri-La Airport, one of the biggest airports in the northwest of the Yunnan Province. It is located 5.5 km from Shangri-La City.

“The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Shangri-La  enables us to address the growing demand in the city’s mid-market segment,” said, Hilton area president, operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Qian Jin. “We are committed to meeting the needs of our guests, providing them with more choice through a pipeline of over 270 hotels.”

Located in Shangri-La’s city centre, the Tibetan-styled Hilton Garden Inn Shangri-La is 7 km from Diqing Shangri-La Airport and 2 km from Shangri-La’s main bus station. It is also close to the 1,300-year-old Dekezong ancient town and the Gedan Songzanglin Monastery, often considered as the most important Tibetan Buddhist temple in Yunnan.

The 233 room hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi access available throughout the hotel and guests can enjoy the convenience of a 24-hour gym and a self-service laundromat.

Hilton Garden Inn Shangri-La has 187 square meters of flexible meeting and banquet space for business meetings and social gatherings.

Dining options include The Garden Grille®, which offers a noodle bar, international buffets as well an extensive menu of Western, Sichuan, Yunnan, Cantonese and Tibetan cuisine. The hotel also features the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry, which offers grab-and-go items, and a Lobby Lounge, where soft drinks and snacks can be purchased.

The property is owned by Diqing Shili Industrial Development Co Ltd.

(Source: PRNewswire)