East Meets West at the New Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel

SOURCE: Marriott

The New Marriott International Property Welcomes Influx of World Expo Visitors to Shanghai

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwire – October 29, 2010) –  Discover something wonderfully new at the Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel, now open and welcoming World Expo visitors from around the world. The upscale 330?room Hongqiao district hotel offers guests a unique experience featuring exquisite restaurants, state?of?the?art meeting spaces and deluxe accommodations. The hotel opened under a long?term management agreement with Shanghai Mingjie Real Estate & Development Co., Ltd with Sammy Ng as general manager and Adam Cheng as director of marketing.

The interior design displays exceptional style and flare that create the distinctive atmosphere of a Renaissance hotel. Inspired by the city’s maritime and trade traditions, wind motifs are used to depict currents and flow while contrasting décor such as Asian inspired wooden walls and modern art deco expressions are used in collaboration to articulate the complimentary coexistence of both Eastern and Western cultures in the city.

“Shanghai beautifully incorporates artistic and cultural styles from past and present, creating its own unique character that is vibrant and exciting,” said Tina Edmundson, senior vice president lifestyle brands. “All five of our Renaissance hotels in Shanghai offer unique and distinctive experiences, representative of the neighborhoods in which they are located.”

Located just steps from shops, exciting nightlife and a major business hub, the Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel is perfect for both business and leisure travelers. Embracing various local elements from design to cuisine, the hotel provides visitors with a unique environment as well as comforts in forms of luxurious bedding, LCD televisions, high?speed internet and exclusive amenities.

This hotel near the World Expo houses four excellent dining options for both guests and locals. The warmth of the open kitchen’s wood?fire oven at Café BLD creates a casual ambiance for sumptuous buffets and a variety of international culinary treats. Cantonese delicacies with a modern twist stimulate your senses at New Dynasty, serving up steaming hot dim sum accompanied by aromatic teas from the serenity tea bar. Those in the mood for sushi, grilled seafood and lemon sake will be inspired by Yu Zu Japanese Grill’s colorful menu. The Lounge is an all?day stylish socializing area that offers mouthwatering tapas alongside drinks and entertainment. 

For relaxation, guests can lounge at the inviting indoor swimming pool or work out in the 24 hour fitness center, fully equipped with modern cardio machines and free weights. Mandara Spa will soon be open in the hotel offering seven treatment rooms including a special mud therapy suite that features a unique handcrafted heated jade slab. Relieving guests of stress, Mandara Spa’s well?known heat therapies relax tense muscles and soften tissues allowing them to heal and strengthen.

The new Renaissance gem provides five meeting rooms and over 11,000 square feet of creative event space. The grand ballroom is 5,600 square feet and seats a maximum of 520 people theater?style. High tech equipment along with certified planners guarantees well?planned and successful events.

Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel participates in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows its over 30 million members to earn points or airline miles for each dollar spent during each stay. The hotel is currently offering 2,000 bonus points to Marriott Reward members staying at the property between now and Aug 31, 2010.

Renaissance Hotel’s portfolio in Shanghai also includes 375?room Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, 327?room Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel, 544?room Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel and 680?room Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel.

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RENAISSANCE HOTELS is an upscale brand with more than 140 properties in 28 countries that speaks to passionate travelers in search of authentic local discoveries when traveling for business or leisure. Renaissance Hotels has recently welcomed several new “gems” to its global collection – the ultra?modern Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel, the chic Renaissance New York Hotel 57 in Manhattan and the beautifully restored historic Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach Resort . These hotels join a rich portfolio defined by distinctive and well?known icons such as the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel Washington, D.C., the Blackstone Renaissance Hotel Chicago, the Shelbourne Dublin Renaissance and the Renaissance Hotel Beijing. To make reservations and for more information about Renaissance Hotels, visit www.renaissancehotels.com. Follow Renaissance on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RenHotels.

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