New Shangri-La Ningbo Gives Shanghai Luxury Style For Just $120 a Night
Although properties in New York and Chicago are out of the picture for now, Shangri-La Hotels are continuing to expand in Asia, just opening a new fancy high-rise is the Chinese city of Ningbo. The Shangri-La Ningbo would be your typical five-star property, if it weren't boasting of special introductory rates as low as $120 and a residential community of 60 apartments.
Available until December 31 for stays in a deluxe room, the $120 opening deal will hopefully attract tourists on a sidetrip from visiting Shanghai, as Ningbo is just across the Huangzhou Bay. For that $120, you'll get a whole bunch of free stuff: free buffet breakfast, free broadband internet access, free use of hookups and speakers for iPods and other digital accessories, and access to the gym with pool and two tennis courts.
Since Ningbo is only a 40-minute drive from Shanghai, we expect that discount-seeking leisure and business travelers alike will seek out this hotel if they want to go five-star, but not pay five-star. Shanghai might be in China, but it sadly does not follow the cheap reputation of other cities. Staying here might be the answer to having your cake and eating it too.
[Photo: Shangri-La Ningbo]