28 December 2021
Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, Officially Opens Ahead of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, a new hotel where heartfelt hospitality meets century-old industrial heritage, officially opens today, just in time for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. The hotel’s design pairs Shougang’s unique industrial landscape and cultural elements with Shangri-La’s design aesthetics and sustainability concepts. As well as bringing vitality and timeless hospitality to Shougang Park, the "new landmark of the capital city’s revival," the hotel will provide dedicated service to visitors as one of the Official Hotels of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Liang Jie, Deputy General Manager of Shougang Park, said “Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, a creative work that combines knowledge and skill, is another major achievement jointly presented by Shougang Group and Shangri-La Group, following the success of Shang Brew. As the Beijing Winter Olympics approaches, we believe this unique industrial-inspired hotel and the rejuvenated Shougang Park, will encourage more people to appreciate this neighbourhood.”
Shangri-La Group Chief Operating Officer, Deputy CEO and Executive Vice President, Operations – China, Sunny Paw, said “Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, epitomises our brand’s fresh interpretation of our classic Asian hospitality, and represents the next chapter of our story. Through bold, innovative designs, we have developed a contemporary, stylish hotel experience inspired by the city’s magnificent steel heritage to create one of the most anticipated destinations for domestic and international guests. We are also excited about opening our doors on the eve of the 2022 Winter Olympics and celebrating this significant event in Beijing.”
An Immersive Cultural Experience
Located at the heart of Shougang Park, the new hotel embraces stunning views of Shijingshan Hill and Qunming Lake. Among its neighbours are the Snowboard Big Air Venue for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Chang’an Mills. The hotel transforms an old power plant into a new urban living space, introducing a range of environmentally friendly features and technological advancements. It will meet the needs of business travellers and leisure guests while also creating a new landmark for Beijing’s urban revival and promoting the cultural, industrial, and ecological rejuvenation of Shougang Park.
Led by renowned Italian designer Piero Lissoni, Milan-based design firm Lissoni Casal Ribeiro S.p.A was responsible for the hotel’s design concept. Building on the original architectural foundation of the former Shougang Power Plant, the designers have paid homage to its industrial heritage by honouring the building's historical value and complementing this with Shangri-La's modern style and Asian sensibility.
The hotel complex is made up of three buildings. The first carefully maintains the original framework of the power plant while adding an extensive glass façade that encloses the building and leaves its structure intact while allowing natural light to infuse the space inside. The hotel’s main entrance and lobby are filled with steel elements that recall its past and wooden patterns that create a sense of warmth. A red steel spiral staircase connects the different public spaces, bringing a touch of added brilliance to the overall aesthetic.
An extension of the main building, the second building houses the hotel’s banquet and event spaces, fitness centre and children’s playground. The third and final building in the hotel complex houses 283 guest rooms and suites that range from 42 to 84 square metres in size. The rooms are decorated in an Asian style with soft tones and minimalist lines, and offer stunning views of Shijingshan Hill, Yongding River and Qunming Lake through floor-to-ceiling windows.
A Harmonious and Natural Green Space
Every element of the design at Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, offers a sense of being immersed in nature. Evergreen plants transform the hotel lobby into an indoor garden, while the lobby lounge presents a tranquil, garden-like atmosphere for guests.
Throughout the hotel, guests are treated to displays of art inspired by Shougang Park and the surrounding natural environment. In the lobby atrium, a mesh wire installation titled “Journey of Hope” by Japan’s Studio Sawada Design is inspired by the birds that migrate to Yongding River every season. The artist has created white “flying birds” from abstract geometric shapes that gradually expand from the ground floor to the roof. Exclusively created for Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, the artwork represents the transformative spirit of Shougang Park and the hotel’s harmonious existence with the environment.
In line with Shangri-La's commitment to sustainable development, the hotel also features many elements that are designed to reduce its impact on the environment. All guest rooms are equipped with air purification systems and drinking water taps to reduce the need for single-use plastic and support environmental protection.
Bringing the Destination to Life
Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, delivers an elevated experience for every guest with diverse lifestyle services. The hotel has two restaurants and a lobby lounge. Shang Market is an all-day dining restaurant that offers a generous buffet, including local and international signatures such as Beijing Roast Duck, Unagi and Braised Meat. Power Station, the hotel’s lobby lounge, features a botanical garden setting amidst the industrial structures and creates an urban paradise for guests to relax in while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee alongside homemade pastries, or cocktails. Shang Brew, located next to Xiuchi Lake, is already a popular spot for those looking to mingle and spend time with friends over craft beers and good food.
As part of Shangri-La’s family experience brand “Fam.ilyTM”, Shangri-La Shougang Park, Beijing, also has an on-site children’s playground, BudsTM by Shangri-La, and family suites. BudsTM is a carefully curated space that provides an immersive, interactive experience for children and their parents. The seven family suites, with themes such as Tree Top, Ski, and Space, are furnished with creative children’s beds and amenities to inspire a spirit of adventure and spark the imagination.
The hotel also has 1,400 square metres of indoor event space, including a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 guests, and five multifunctional rooms that cater to different banquet and event needs.
The hotel's restaurants, banqueting facilities and part of its guest rooms are now open, with the remaining guest rooms, fitness centre, family suites, and BudsTM to follow in phases through 2022. For more information, please call (86 10) 829 8888, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.