MICE venues

The Shangri-La Hotel, Tangshan, which opeened on Aug 28, offers the largest banqueting and conference venue in the city. The Shangri-La Ballroom, with an area of 1,800 square meters, features exquisite interiors, high ceilings, luxury crystal lights, the latest audio-visual equipment and a top banquet service team. There are also eight other well-appointed function rooms that can cater to a variety of occasions.The hotel is offering 10,000 yuan ($1,574) cash value to be offset against function room rental to companies panning meetings that book at least 50 guest rooms. Customized meeting packages start from 488 yuan net per person, including a buffet lunch, two coffee breaks, function room rental, AV equipment and writing materials. The price includes a 15 percent service charge.

Appointment

Sidney Hardy has been announced as the general manager of Hyatt Regency Tianjin East.

VIP guest

Legendale Hotel Beijing General Manager Stephen Hsu (left) welcomes the President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj upon his arrival at the hotel on Wednesday.

New menu

In partnership with the Mexican Consulate, Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Center is introducing authentic Mexican cuisine prepared by guest chef Miguel Angel Barrenechea. The “Mexican Feast” will be available from Sept 16 to the end of October. Tel: 021-2312-9724

CBD International Cuisine of Grand Millennium Beijing is unveiling a new menu featuring Southeast Asian dishes created by innovative Executive Chef Muss and his team, which will be available from Monday. The dishes include Singapore Laksa, Hainanese Chicken Rice and Teochew Bakuteh. Tel: 010-8587-6888

Park Hyatt Shanghai is introducing “Oyster Madness” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy fresh Gillardeau oysters from La Rochelle in France, one of the best and most well-known oysters, for 390 yuan ($61) per dozen, plus a 15 percent service charge. Tel: 021-6888-1234

Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing will host the famous Munich beer festival, Oktoberfest, from Sept 18 to 21. The festival will feature home-brewed Bavarian beer and authentic German food, as well as boisterous Bavarian parties with onstage entertainment from the Donautal Trio. There will also be challenging competitions for fantastic prizes. Tel: 010-6961-8811

Events

With less than 365 days to go before the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, Hilton Worldwide hosted two Olympic-themed events at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing and DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou on Aug 29 in support of the China Olympic Team’s “Journey to Rio.” The events kick-started a year-long series of activities organized by the hotel group, which is the official partner of the Chinese Olympic Committee.

Celebration

To celebrate its first anniversary, which fell on Aug 31, Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel is offering a special package featuring one night in a Club Room with dinner for two at its Food Studio for 2,199 yuan ($346) net per night stay until Dec 31. Tel: 010-6520-8888

(China Daily 09/05/2015 page10)