BigTravelNews.info - Aug 30,2010 - Nestled in the cultural and entertainment center of Shanghai, Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi is ideal for both business and leisure guests, offering travelers spacious rooms, excellent value and a great location with easy access to both the local railway and metro. The 456-room hotel is owned by Gain Year Development Real Estate Shanghai Co., Ltd. and operates under a long-term management agreement with Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) headed by Robert Chiang as general manager and Alex Wu as director of marketing.
The hotel is offering an introductory rate at 1188 ++CNY per night for a premier room with one breakfast, complimentary high speed internet access and two bottles of a soft drink or beer from the minibar per day. The offer is valid through 31 December 2010. Nearby attractions include the famed Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Jade Buddha Temple, Jing’an Temple, The Bund and People’s Square.
“Courtyard is a brand that resonates very well here in Shanghai,” said Mr. Chiang. “It provides great value to our in-house guests but at the same time brings to the neighborhood a modern, trendy and attractive venue where people can gather, enjoy and relax.”
The new hotel delivers on Courtyard’s promise, providing flexible space and amenities that allow guests to maximize their stay. Bright colors, open layout and contemporary furniture throughout the hotel reflect its innovative design that aims at creating a welcoming and sociable atmosphere for travelers. Guests can check their e-mail in the lobby business center, gather informally with colleagues or simply take it easy in the stylish, open-space lobby and lounge areas.
Large guestrooms feature amenities that provide both comfort and efficiency, allowing the space to be multi-functional. Deluxe bedding, 37-inch LCD panel TVs, iHome docking stations and satellite channels ensure that guests are able to enjoy down time and unwind while well-lit work areas, high speed internet, laptop size safes and the latest in-room technology tools help to increase productivity.
Courtyard Shanghai Puxi offers a culinary treat with its MoMo Café, presenting a menu that blends western dishes with local favorites, from hamburgers to dim sum, pizza to kung pao. Highlighting the freshness of its ingredients, MoMo Café offers diners quality food and an assortment of flavors. Its open kitchen and wood-fire oven produce delightful aromas and create a warm home-like ambiance that makes the restaurant inviting to both guests and locals. For guests “on the run,” the hotel offers a “grab and go” kiosk called MoMo 2 Go which provides quick and tasty beverage and snack selections.
An executive lounge on the top floor boasts a spectacular panoramic view of the city and offers complimentary breakfast, evening drinks and snacks. The Courtyard Shanghai Puxi offers a
24-hour fitness center and an indoor swimming pool that help guests stay on their work out schedule during their travels. A state-of-the-art ballroom and four function rooms with natural light provide provide a 5,382 square feet of meeting space.
This new hotel is the third Courtyard branded property in Shanghai and joins a