The Sukhothai Shanghai Launches Bespoke Event Experience In the Heart of Shanghai New Venues and Service to be Unveiled in March 2018

An inspired work of architectural design by world-renowned practice Neri & Hu, the contemporary event space at The Sukhothai Shanghai is conveniently located in the heart of the city. Crafted for exquisite social and corporate events, conferences and exhibitions of all scales, the Grand Shanghai Ballroom along with six multi-purpose function rooms occupy a spacious area of 450 square-metre on the hotel’s second floor, conveniently accessible from the main driveway and grand terrazzo staircase. 
The Grand Shanghai Ballroom captures the spirit of modern simplicity with interiors featuring oak wood panels and natural silk fabric in muted green, lending it a stylish yet inviting ambience. The 300 square-metre ballroom can be divided into three sections with one able to command natural daylight, while the two adjoining hospitality rooms serve as breakout areas or holding rooms for speakers and presenters. Boasting a high ceiling of 5.3 metres, the pillar-free open space can comfortably host banquets of up to 250 guests and approximately 350 guests for cocktail receptions.
Equipped with the latest technology, the Grand Shanghai Ballroom is complete with multiple Tannoy 8-inch dual ceiling speakers and subwoofers for full-range quality acoustics, three high-definition LCD projectors and three five-metre widescreen monitors to create immersive visual effect, as well as state-of-the-art lighting array for the perfect ambience, all operated with its intelligent iPad master control at the touch of a button. The six flexible function rooms are also equipped with 65-inch or 85-inch widescreen display with sound bar. All meeting facilities provide 100MB high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity to ensure uninterrupted video conferences, livestreaming and the adoption of advanced technology to deliver interactive and fully-immersive experience. 
On arrival at Level 2, guests can socialise over refreshments or cocktails at The Meeting Point before the event or between sessions. Communal break area The Pantry is a new concept made available to all event delegates as a place of relaxation, rejuvenation and refreshment. As our culinary experts take centre stage at the live cooking station, The Pantry also serves gourmet coffee and teas, freshly-squeezed fruit juices and soft drinks, along with a sumptuous selection of savoury canapes and sweet treats. In keeping with The Sukhothai Shanghai’s service philosophy, a professional team of catering, culinary and banquet specialists is dedicated to offer exceptional and personalised service from planning to completion of each bespoke event, ensuring every detail is impeccably executed.
Located in the shopping and tourist hotspot of West Nanjing Road and Shimen Yi Road, The Sukhothai Shanghai is a contemporary design hotel that forms an integral part of the HKRI Taikoo Hui mixed-use complex, which also includes Grade-A office towers and a premium shopping mall. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the hotel features 170 well-appointed guest rooms and 31 suites ranging from 44 to 172 square metres, five inspiring lifestyle dining venues serving authentic modern cuisines and artisanal beverages, a state-of-the-art fitness studio complete with a 25-metre heated indoor pool, and a spa specialising in revitalising wellness programmes. The Sukhothai Shanghai is scheduled to open in March 2018.


About The Sukhothai Hotels & Resorts
The Sukhothai hotel logo consists of 22 diamond droplets forming the Chedi design that was inspired by Sukhothai, the first capital of Siam. Each drop of diamond, polished to an identical marquise shape and seemingly finding its own position within the whole represents the individuals of the qualified hotel staff who, guided by intuition yet precise in every detail, anticipate our guests’ needs and cater to them exceptionally. 
Each property within the brand portfolio remains distinct and uniquely designed while maintaining the essential quality that is the hallmark of the brand.
About HKRI Taikoo Hui
Located at 789 Nanjing Road (West), HKRI Taikoo Hui is a 50:50 joint venture between two Hong Kong listed companies – HKR International and Swire Properties, with a total investment of RMB17 billion. The development covers an area of about 63,000 square metres, and a gross floor area of about 322,000 square metres which accommodates a lifestyle shopping mall, two premium Grade A office towers, three boutique hotels and serviced apartment, and more than 1,200 parking spaces. It is connected to Metro Line 13, with Line 2 and Line 12 at West Nanjing Road station only a walking distance away. The development is also strategically located next to Yan'an Elevated Highway and N-S Elevated Highway, providing direct access to the Hongqiao Transportation Hub and Pudong International Airport.
About HKR International Limited  
HKR International Limited has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 1989 (Stock Code: 00480). The Group’s diverse interests include real estate development and investment, property management, luxury hotels and serviced apartments, healthcare services and other investments in Hong Kong, Mainland China and across Asia.
About Small Luxury Hotels of the World™  
Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) matches independently minded guests with independently spirited hotels. The diverse collection of over 500 hotels in more than 80 countries around the world includes everything from cutting edge design hotels and city centre sanctuaries to historic country mansions and remote private islands – all SLH hotels are consistently different, however, they are all united by the fact that they offer the best locations, highest quality, personalised service and a truly authentic way to discover a destination. Guests can now join INVITED, SLH’s refreshed loyalty programme, to experience Small Luxuries across the collection.