One of the featured alternatives in China is inspired by the Suzhou Museum. The 700-sq m Shang Garden at Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou is features the traditional elements of rocks, water, plants and a pavilion.
In Shenzhen, the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen has banqueting facilities that span over 4,600 sq m. At the heart of the hotel is the airy 700-sq m Roof Garden on level four. The open space has unobstructed city views and a pathway that can be candlelit for a cocktail soiree for 200 guests.
The flower-filled grounds at the Pearl River-facing garden of Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou makes a lovely backdrop for event photography. There is also an outdoor pool bordered by palm trees and a gazebo surrounded by waterfalls.
The Shangri-La Hotel in Ningbo, one of China's oldest cities, is a blend of tradition and modernity. The hotel can organise a Chinese banquet in its function space – the largest in the city – or customise catering for a ceremony at its 500-sq m outdoor oasis that is enclosed by tall trees and water features. The garden is ideal for 80 to 100 persons with a standing buffet and live band.
At the Kerry Hotel, Beijing, the Rooftop Garden is a premier venue in the city and spacious for a 250-guest reception or 120 seated attendees. The hotel's two ballrooms also feature in banquet packages.
Landscaped to resemble an imperial Chinese garden, the 3,000-sq m natural retreat at Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing has been designed with koi ponds, red Chinese pavilions, willow trees and waterfalls. Guests can sit comfortably in the ornamental grounds for a buffet or Chinese set menu. A rooftop garden caters for smaller events.
Offering more than an urban setting, the decked Roof Garden at Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong is the only venue of its kind in the city. Hidden high above the city on level 56 of the hotel, this little-known enclave is surrounded by cascading greenery and the verdant heights of Victoria Peak. The split-level venue, measuring 148 sq m, can be reserved for events with a dinner in either the hotel's ballroom or Atrium rooms.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has a newly built 80-sq m Banyan Deck with a canopy of towering trees to provide privacy and shade during a ceremony or reception. Made from Malaysian Balau wood using traditional carpentry that does not require nails or screw joints, the deck is distinctively designed with two separate levels to hold 60 guests, while three-metre tall antique brass lamp posts add a touch of nostalgia.
The Poolside Garden at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta is a charming venue for evening events, catering to gatherings of up to 500 guests.
The lawn at Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi can accommodate 400 guests with a stage setup, while a maximum of 80 guests can be hosted at the garden at the Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns in Australia.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. The group has upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, and Sri Lanka.
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