Conde Nast Traveler Places Le Royal Meridien Shanghai on its 2007 Hot List

SHANGHAI, China, June 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Le Royal Meridien Shanghai made it in the annual “Hot List” of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, the only five star hotel cited in China’s most stylish city. Conde Nast Traveler Eleventh Annual Hot List is the world’s wealthy traveller’s passport to the hottest new hotels and restaurants around the world. After opening for seven months only, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai was selected in three out of four “hot list” -– The 2007 Hot List, Hot Spas 2007 citing Le Spa and Hot Tables 2007 mentioning Ai Mei Chinese Restaurant.

The Conde Nast Traveler 2007 Hot List features 138 new hotels and resorts, 95 new restaurants, 25 new nightclubs, and 75 new spas whose design, service, and amenities transcend industry standards. To develop the list, the magazine's editors checked out hundreds of new properties around the globe, rigorously evaluating each one on a standard set of criteria. The result is a definitive guide to the world's most exciting new establishments destined to become instant classics.

Located in the heart of the city as the tallest building in Shanghai Puxi, Le Royal Meridien Shanghai stands between the historic Nanjing Road East and the greenery of People’s Square. Dominating the skyline with 66 floors, it offers unparralled views over the Shanghai Museum, Grand Theatre and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in the Puxi district and Pudong with the Huangpu River and the Bund. Le Royal Meridien Shanghai boasts 770 luxurious rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and an ultra modern design. Le Royal Meridien Shanghai features 10 restaurants and bars offering a variety of cuisines from around the globe with authentic Cantonese cuisine plus Shanghainese and Sichuanese signature dishes available at Ai Mei Chinese Restaurant. Eight private luxury treatment suites at the property’s Le Spa offer a welcome counterpoint to the frenetic energy of Shanghai.

For more information, contact Le Royal Meridien Shanghai at Tel +86-21-3318-9999 or visit the website at .

Le Meridien

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts, with its portfolio of more than 120 luxury and upscale hotels in 52 countries worldwide, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. The majority of Le Meridien properties are located in the world's top cities and resorts throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. In the 2005 Luxury Brand Status Index survey Le Meridien was recognised as one of the top 15 luxury hotel brands. For more information, please visit .

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with approximately 850 properties in more than 95 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood(R) Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), Sheraton(R), Westin(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, W(R), Le Meridien(R) and the recently announced AloftSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit .

Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
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