Shangri-La Group has opened its third property in China’s southeastern Fujian Province, and the first in the city of Putian.
Shangri-La Group opens the first phase of Shangri-La Putian, which features 125 guest rooms, a Chinese restaurant, a banquet hall and conference facilities. As the Group’s third hotel in Fujian Province, following Fuzhou and Xiamen, the hotel is placed on the banks of the Shouxi River.
Shangri-La Putian’s architecture and interior design pay tribute to local culture and history. Commonly seen in Fujian architecture, brick red and gray are used in the hotel façade.
This art installation is a modern interpretation of the “flying swallowtail ridge”, an ancient architectural feature in the southern Fujian Province. While the layout of the hotel is influenced by local architecture, the interior décor focuses on the city’s culture, as Putian was once known as the “State of Literature”. Themed around “Tea”, “Imperial Examination” and “Water Village”, the cultural references and ornamentation can be seen throughout the hotel.
In addition, the hotel has created 12 "Champion Scholar" themed rooms with customised children’s facilities, like tents and special bathroom amenities. The “Champion Scholar” refers to the winning scholar at the imperial examinations and Putian is famed for having the largest number of champion scholars in China history. These will allow guests to explore Putian’s Imperial Examination culture.