Hyatt Regency Chongming Opens
Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 - 10:39AM PBA
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SHANGHAI—Hyatt Hotels Corporation recently opened Hyatt Regency Chongming, located on Chongming Island here. The hotel introduces the Hyatt Regency brand to Shanghai and the first international upscale resort to the island.
Located at the mouth of the Yangtze River and the East China Sea, Chongming Island is the world’s largest alluvial river island, according to Hyatt. Sparsely developed and dotted with organic farms, rural villages, national parks and wetlands, it is a coveted retreat destination for Shanghai urban dwellers. The island is linked to the mainland by a tunnel and bridge, and is just a 90-minute drive from downtown Shanghai.
“Hyatt has already established a strong brand presence with four hotels in Shanghai, and we are excited to further expand our brand presence in this important market with the introduction of the Hyatt Regency brand. Hyatt Regency Chongming demonstrates our commitment to thoughtful and harmonious growth in China by bringing convenience and hospitality to a previously untapped nature-based lifestyle destination,” stated Christopher Koehler, VP of Operations, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, China.
Hyatt Regency Chongming features 235 guestrooms, including 21 suites, with complimentary WiFi Internet access and mini bar. Guestrooms are equipped with the latest technology such as 42-in. flatscreen TVs and MP3 player docking stations, and feature private balconies or courtyards looking out to ocean or garden views.
Hyatt Regency Chongming is also the first Hyatt hotel in China to introduce a pet-friendly program, with 25 dedicated dog-friendly rooms complete with enclosed outdoor courtyards and special canine comforts.
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