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26 Apr, 2018

The Sukhothai Shanghai joins Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Media release

London, 26 April 2018 — Small Luxury Hotels of the World has announced its newest member hotel in China, The Sukhothai Shanghai, which opens on 28th April. The official joining ceremony was held today at The Sukhothai Shanghai.

The contemporary lifestyle hotel is conveniently located at HKRI Taikoo Hui in the vibrant Jingan district which offers a shopping mall and access to the Shanghai Metro.  Designed by internationally-acclaimed Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, the 201-room luxury hotel marks the first foray into Mainland China’s hospitality scene by the prestigious Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts. The neighbourhood is easy to explore on foot with People’s Square, Grand Theatre and Shanghai Natural Museum all nearby.

From left: The Sukhothai Shanghai General Manager Marcel Holman, Small Luxury Hotels of the World CEO Filip Boyen, and The Sukhothai Shanghai Executive Vice President Operations Ivan Lee

Ranging from 44 to 172 square-metres, the guest rooms are among the largest in the city. The hotel features natural materials including environmentally-friendly diatom-silica clay walls, which are highly effective in air purification, humidity regulation and sound absorption to create a healthy and peaceful environment.

The hotel will include La Scala restaurant – led by Michelin-starred guest chef Theodor Falser and Chef de Cuisine Stefano Sanna – serving fresh-to-order contemporary Italian cuisine from an open theatre kitchen. Additional restaurants and bars include URBAN Café & Lounge where guests can create their own tea blend from a herb trolley with over 18 infused fresh herbs, The ZUK Bar featuring artisanal and classic cocktails as well as Nordic cuisine at daytime, and Beans & Grapes serving wholesome comfort food and beverages by day and Asian-inspired tapas paired with wine by night. The Retreat will offer a range of Southeast Asian healing therapies and signature wellness programmes, and guests can also workout at the Fitness Studio’s 25-metre heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room.

Filip Boyen, CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World says: “SLH is delighted to have a presence in Shanghai after a four-year absence. Bookings for our China hotels have risen by 33% over the past 3 years, and having such a stellar member hotel in the main hub of China will serve not only as a fantastic base to explore this vibrant city, but also as a great starting point for guests to experience authentic Chinese culture at our eleven other member hotels around the country.”

Marcel Holman, Hotel General Manager of The Sukhothai Shanghai says: “We are thrilled to be part of the distinctive collection of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a name synonymous with excellence in the art of hospitality, which is very much in line with the essence of The Sukhothai Shanghai. We bring together sophisticated design, thoughtfully-curated facilities, a welcoming ambience and experiential hospitality to create “a place apart” in the heart of Shanghai”.

Rooms start from CNY 2098.00++ including daily breakfast, in-room refreshments a credit of CNY300 on food & beverage consumption and WIFI broadband access.  For more information or to make a reservation visit www.slh.com or call us.