SHANGHAI and BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 21, 2017 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) — Tribute Portfolio™, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), today announced its debut in China with the addition of The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai. Owned by Shimao Property Holdings, the hotel joins Tribute Portfolio’s collection of exceptional hotels around the globe, spanning from Palm Springs to Paris, and from Miami to Mendoza. In almost two years, Tribute Portfolio has opened 19 hotels with 14 on the horizon, including The Honghe Nativeland Mile in Yunnan, China.
“With a growing demand from global travelers for new, imaginative travel experiences, we are thrilled to bring the brand’s truly independent spirit to the sought-after Song Jiang district of Sheshan,” said Brian Povinelli, SVP & Global Brand Leader, Tribute Portfolio. “As part of Tribute Portfolio, The Yuluxe Sheshan offers unique and unexpected experiences that today’s adventurous travelers are seeking in a growing tourist destination.”
Following a multi-million dollar renovation, the 325-room hotel subtly reflects the independent spirit of Shanghai through dynamic design and thoughtful amenities. Each guestroom and suite offers breathtaking views of Sheshan or the Moon Lake, and guests can enjoy a full suite of upgraded hotel facilities including a state-of-the-art gym; indoor and outdoor pools; a spa and beauty salon; a new 700-sqm kids’ playground, as well as a KTV room and a billiards room.
The Yuluxe Sheshan, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Shanghai is surrounded by breathtaking natural lakes, forests and parks, anchoring what is quickly becoming a burgeoning tourist destination.
“We share Tribute Portfolio’s vision of offering an independent experience for guests, and are very honored to be the brand’s debut hotel in China,” said Ma Lin, General Manager, The Yuluxe Sheshan. “We are also thrilled to be part of Sheshan’s development as a tourist destination and look forward to leveraging our long legacy of providing outstanding hospitality to guests from around the globe.”
The Yuluxe Sheshan offers a variety of exquisite gourmet experiences. The Yu Palace serves innovative and creative Cantonese, Hang and local cuisines with 11 private rooms where diners overlooking the Sheshan National Forest Park and the Moon Lake. Le Café offers a wide range of Continental and Asian fare, while the Skyline Lobby Lounge provides a more casual, relaxed atmosphere. The Shandy Bar features a unique circular bar for guests seeking a lively nightcap.
The hotel, a haven for nature lovers, also boasts the brand’s signature selection of #independentmoments: moments found at each Tribute Portfolio hotel that extend beyond the brochure to highlight the secret spots, must-sees and can’t-miss independent design touches and experiences. Often socially-sourced, guests are encouraged to share their own #independentmoments throughout their stay. At Yuluxe Sheshan, they include:
- Sheshan National Tourist Park: Surrounded by the national forest, guests can dedicate an afternoon to strolling through the lush bamboo greenery.
- Yu Palace: Guests can feast their eyes on the sweeping mountain and lake views while enjoying the local cuisine at this on-property restaurant.
- Wedding Pavilion: Nestled between nearby mountains and a peaceful riverbank, the only chapel in all of Shanghai is located on the hotel’s property.