Harbin, the Chinese city that's known for its stunning ice sculptures, has recently landed itself a second Shangri-La hotel. The 344-room Songbei Shangri-La is located in the heart of the city's business district on the edge of the north bank of the Songhua River and is a five-minute drive from the ice festival at the Ice & Snow World and 40 minutes and 30 minutes from the international airport and Harbin West Railway Station, respectively.
Guest rooms and suites range from 42 to 175 square metres and come with Wi-Fi, spacious marble bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes. For long-term business travellers the hotel also provides 33 serviced executive apartments.
Horizon Club Lounge offers select guests express check-in and check-out, a complimentary breakfast buffet, all-day refreshments, evening cocktails and a concierge service.
On the dining front there are a few eateries to choose from: Shang Kitchen, the hotel's main restaurant, offers Chinese cuisine with private dining rooms; Café Song offers an international buffet and blackboard menus with interactive theatre kitchens and an outdoor terrace; De Drunk'n Pig is the hotel's speciality bar that serves an array of local and international beer and pork dishes to share; and The Lobby Lounge offers all-day refreshments.
The hotel's health club has a gym, an indoor swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna and steam rooms. CHI, the hotel spa, has private suites and provides a range of therapeutic treatments.
Extensive meeting facilities including Songbei's largest pillar-less ballroom which covers 1,616 square metres and seats up to 1,000 guests for receptions. An additional ballroom at 408 square metres and two function rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
To celebrate the opening, the hotel has an introductory offer priced from RMB 1,350 per night until 20 February 2017.