Shangri-La Hotel, Yiwu opens at the Gateway of China’s new silk road.
Anticipated to enhance the vibrant city of Yiwu, the 362-room Shangri-La Hotel, Yiwu opened on 24 June in the 52-storey mixed-use Yiwu World Trade Centre – the tallest building in Zhejiang Province.
The tower comprises commercial space, apartments and shopping, and is located in the epicentre of the city’s business district and adjacent to the world-famous Yiwu International Commodity City.
Historically known as a trading town, Yiwu has burgeoned into an economic success attracting merchants from South America, Europe and the Middle East. The recent establishment of Yiwu as the starting point for the new Silk Road – a freight train service that retraces the ancient trading route connecting China with Asia and the rest of Europe – affirms the city’s prominence since it was founded in the Qin dynasty, more than two millenniums ago.
The tranquil setting continues to the hotel’s rooms – starting from 48 square metres – and 136 serviced apartments that are located from levels 9 to 38 of the building and offer far-reaching views of the sprawling Yiwu landscape. Each room is dressed in natural colours and adorned with the Chinese Rose – the flower of Yiwu – which can be found engraved on wood, in a painting and embossed on panels to provide an extra dimension of luxury. Other features include complimentary Wi-Fi, a marble bathroom with premier toiletries, an executive desk and large picture windows.
The elegant suites provide a minimum of 96 square metres of living space and look o