The FINANCIAL — Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. on December 6 announced the opening of Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang in the Hongqiao Hub of Shanghai.
The hotel marks the third Le Méridien and the 34th property in the Marriott International’s fast growing portfolio in the city of Shanghai. Through the distinctive Le Méridien lens, which highlights cuisine, culture and art, Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang presents unexpected and engaging experiences to curious-minded travelers.
“As the third Le Méridien destination in Shanghai, this hotel is illustrative of the brand’s robust growth in China over the past several years, hitting its stride with guests and locals as well as owners and developers in the region,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. “We are thrilled to introduce Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang and offer another opportunity for global travellers to unlock this dynamic destination.”
Boasting a mid-century modern design approach and tranquil water views, Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang features 240 luxurious guestrooms and suites. The hotel is anchored by the signature Le Méridien Hub, which reinterprets the traditional hotel lobby into a social gathering place built on the brand’s award-winning arrival experience and coffee culture. Le Méridien provides signature éclairs, light bites and illy coffee, expertly prepared by the hotel’s creative Master Barista, creating an experience that brings creative and curious-minded guests and locals together, according to Marriott.
For sensational designer settings and gastronomic delights, Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang offers four dynamic restaurants and lounges. Latest Recipe features signature à la carte dishes and international buffets. Le Mei, the Chinese Restaurant offers authentic Cantonese cuisine and an emphasis on quality ingredients. The lobby lounge — Latitude 31, serves a unique illy coffee experience by day and creative cocktails and other beverages by night. Sibarita Spanish creates enticing tapas and other flavorful Spanish dishes, as well as Spanish red wine.
With the capacity to host stimulating meetings and timeless functions, Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang offers over 2,500 square meters of versatile event spaces, including the Powerlong Ballroom and the Fei Long Hall; the latter marks the highest ballroom in the Minhang District with unimpeded views of Qibao Old Town. The stylish Grab & Go Library on the lobby floor can also be used as casual business meeting areas.
The thoughtfully-designed hotel also offers facilities including a well-equipped fitness center, indoor swimming pool and Explore Spa. For those on a family vacation, Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang caters to guests of all ages. As part of Le Méridien Family, the brand’s signature family programme encourages children to partake in hours of active discovery at Le Méridien Family Kids Club, featuring indoor activity centers.
Shanghai Hongqiao Unlocked: Tradition Amid Modernity
Conveniently located in the Hongqiao Hub, the hotel affords easy access to both commercial and cultural destinations. From the hotel, a short water taxi ride along the canal leads to historic Qibao Old Town, filled with traditional Chinese architecture and museums. Visitors can also enjoy unique entertainment, including shadow play performances and cricket fighting, while sampling local specialties. Within a walking distance from the hotel, guests can enjoy tranquil moments at Minhang Culture Park or shop in one of Minhang’s upscale malls, including Powerlong Complex Shopping Mall. Further out, The Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront, the storied pedestrian street of Xintiandi, the historic and fashionable French Concession, the artsy Tianzifang area and more await exploration.
The Shanghai Hongqiao Train Station and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) are a 10-minute drive away, while Pudong International Airport is an hour away by car.
Le Méridien Shanghai, Minhang joins a growing portfolio of twelve successful Le Méridien hotels across Greater China, including Le Royal Méridien Shanghai. The brand is on track to add more than 15 Le Méridien hotels in China’s gateway cities: Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Xiamen and more.