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GRAND HYATT SHENZHEN OPENS IN SOUTHERN CHINA

A New Hotel Beacon Shines in Shenzhen

CHICAGO (December 1, 2009) - Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced today the opening of Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, the newest addition to its world class Grand Hyatt portfolio. A part of the prestigious City Crossing complex, Grand Hyatt Shenzhen is the only luxury hotel in Shenzhen in a mixed-used commercial development. It is located alongside MixC, the city’s largest shopping mall, which houses the greatest number of international luxury brand retailers in , an Olympic-sized skating rink, and Park Lane Manor, the most exclusive residential property in Shenzhen.

Located in Luohu District – Shenzhen’s financial and trading center – Grand Hyatt Shenzhen is only a five-minute drive from the Hong Kong border and Luohu Station, 10 minutes from the , 20 minutes from , and approximately 40 minutes from .

The hotel is housed in a distinctive 38-story crested building, where the top seven glass-encased floors create an illuminated ‘lantern’ at nightfall, offering magnificent, panoramic views of Shenzhen, the CRC Building, the iconic 384-meter-high Diwang Building, one of the tallest buildings in China, and the green mountains of northern Hong Kong. With mezzanine floors creating multi-story open shafts, the lantern is a dynamic entertainment hub at the building’s summit, housing the contemporary art-filled Sky Lobby, the only sky lobby in Shenzhen, as well as many of the hotel’s innovative dining destinations.

Restaurants and Bars

At the very top of Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, on the 38th floor, The Penthouse is a sophisticated 109-seat venue comprised of multiple residence-inspired areas offering myriad experiences in a single setting. These experience-focused areas include a Living Area with a DJ booth, a Kitchen featuring a teppan hot plate, a Balcony, a Terrace, and an illuminated Bar serving premium spirits, wines, champagne and cocktails as well as imported cheese and charcuterie. Also available is a glass-walled, temperature-controlled cellar, featuring a large wine and single malt selection, which can be booked as a private room. Directly below on the 37th floor, Belle-Vue is a European restaurant where classic Western cuisine is prepared à la minute on 10 tableside cooking stations. Guests can opt to dine in the Library, the Oval Room or in one of two private rooms.

China Lodge, located on floors 35 and 36, is comprised of 14 premium private dining suites, which cater to parties between eight and 22 guests. Menus are customized using the freshest seasonal ingredients, prepared in traditional Cantonese and Northern Chinese style, and complemented by an extensive wine and tea selection.

On the 33th floor, adjacent to the Sky Lobby, The Lounge is Grand Hyatt Shenzhen’s main gathering space and will offer refreshments, light snacks and evening cocktails throughout the day. On the floor below, The Show Kitchen offers four distinctive open kitchens - Asian, Japanese, Western and Seafood - allowing guests to dine among the live culinary action creating an interactive restaurant experience. The venue seats 226 and includes a 10-seat private room.

1881,located on the ground floor is a contemporary, but casual, 169-seat venue with four private dining rooms. Equipped with wood-fired duck ovens, 1881 offers a unique ‘dining in the kitchen’ atmosphere with a specialty in Northern Chinese cuisine, serving dishes such as Peking duck, beggar’s chicken and dumplings.

Nearby, La Terrazza is a stylish 158-seat trattoria featuring an outdoor terrace and a rustic wood-fired pizza oven, serving made-to-order pizza as well as handmade pasta and traditional Italian antipasti. Adjacent is Sugar Box, a patisserie with alfresco seating, offering homemade chocolates, cakes, pastries and light meals.

Meetings and Events

Grand Hyatt Shenzhen’s dedicated event space spans 2,769 square meters (29,805 sq ft) over three floors and offers a variety of venue options, and can cater from eight to 1,410 guests. The 1,000 square meter (10,764 sq ft) pillar-less Grand Ballroom on the 2nd floor features a colossal nine-meter high ceiling, and can be divided into three soundproof sections, each with its own sound and lighting control rooms.

The Salon du Theatre, translating to ‘show kitchen’, is one of the first meeting spaces of its kind in the area. Measuring 468 square meters (5,038 sq ft), the pillar-less ballroom incorporates an open show kitchen where up to 16 chefs can perform live culinary action in view of guests, for a unique banqueting experience. Salon du Theatre can cater up to 645 guests, theatre-style, or 360 guests for a banquet. With both ballrooms, pre-event cocktails can be taken on private outdoor terraces.

For organizers of more intimate, exclusive events, The Mansion on the ground floor and 1st floor is a unique, split-level venue covering 1,000 square meters (10,764 sq ft) that has been designed to resemble a stately home. Events can also be held in any of the six private rooms or in the loft kitchen, which all benefit from natural light.

Recreation

After a productive day of meetings, guests may wish to work off the stresses of the day or the calories consumed in the Fitness Centre. Located on the 3rd floor, the gym is equipped with the latest exercise machines from the United States, which feature individual touch-screen consoles where you can watch TV or connect an iPod® for music and movies. The consoles feature a Virtual Trainer or private trainers are available on request. Nearby is a 25-meter heated outdoor pool, alongside a sun deck and poolside bar. Also available are locker rooms featuring hydrotherapy areas with whirlpools and steam rooms.

Those who enjoy a more leisurely approach to unwinding may prefer Shui Xiang, a Hyatt Pure spa, also on the 3rd floor. Shui Xiang translates as ‘water village’ and the expansive 3,132 square meter (33,713 sq ft) spa has been created in traditional open-air hutong (Chinese courtyard residences separated by narrow alleyways) style, with 13 individual spa ‘houses’ circling a central water feature. The majority of the houses feature private outdoor terraces. Each spa suite contains a private lounge area, bathroom, shower room and therapist’s pantry.

Nine of the suites feature private steam rooms with a heated treatment bed and four have outdoor bathtubs. There is also a foot reflexology area with three private rooms.

Accommodation

After a relaxing treatment, guests will be more than ready to retire to one of the hotel’s 491 contemporary guestrooms (including 53 suites and 48 long-stay serviced apartments), decorated in plush, rich-toned fabrics and carpeting. Ranging in size from 46 to 328 square meters (495 to 3,531 sq ft), all rooms feature floor-to-ceiling picture windows to best capture the views of ’s lush mountains or the hustle and bustle of downtown Shenzhen.

The highlight of the guestroom is the spacious, spa-style marble bathroom, housing an over-sized rain-shower and separate bathtub. When privacy is desired, the bathroom’s glass sliding doors frost over, automatically, when closed. Equally hi-tech is the main room, which is equipped with automatic time-controlled curtains, a self-contained workstation with wireless, high-speed Internet access, a multi-channel 40-inch LED television and DVD player, an iPod® docking station, and dual phone-lines with voicemail.

Those travelers who require more exclusive accommodation may opt for one of the hotel’s Grand Club rooms spanning floors 22 to 31, which allow access to the Grand Club Lounge on the 25th floor. Grand Club guests are offered complimentary continental breakfast, all-day refreshments, evening canapés, and cocktails, as well as one-hour complimentary use of a private boardroom.

“We are very pleased to introduce the Grand Hyatt brand to this vibrant city,” says General Manager Peter Chau. “With our advantageous location and eight innovative and exciting restaurants and bars, we hope to redefine the art of dining and entertainment in Shenzhen, while establishing our hotel as the favored gathering point for local residents and international guests alike. We hope to attract discerning guests who have an appreciation for authentic cuisine offered in a dramatic, but comfortable, setting, and Grand Hyatt’s level of sincere and friendly service, provided by a team of passionate employees.”

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Shenzhen
1881 Baoan Nan Road, Luohu District
Shenzhen, Guangdong, People's Republic of China 518001
Tel: +86 755 8266 1234
Email: shenzhen.grand@hyatt.com

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Katie Rackoff
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
+1 312 780 5361
katie.rackoff@hyatt.com

Daniella Wu
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
+852 2768 1271
daniella.wu@hyatt.com


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