Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu to open in August

ShangriLa_Hotels_LogoAccording to news reports, Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will open the 211-room Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu in the centre of Qufu, August 1, 2013. It will be the city’s first international luxury accommodation.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu is within walking distance of the Temple of Confucius, the Mansion of Confucius and the Cemetery of Confucius. All three are UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites, and Qufu is one of mainland China’s 24 government-designated famous historical and cultural cities.

The hotel’s interior design concept expresses the three key principles of Confucian philosophy – order, harmony and hierarchy Hierarchy and harmony are conveyed in the hotel’s dramatic lobby, where sleek symmetry and Chinese patterns repeated in ceiling reliefs and on marble floors capture a mood of harmonious elegance.

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