Hotel in China Unveiled: The Millennium Hongqiao Hotel


MILLENNIUM & COPTHORNE HOTELS UNVEILS ITS FIRST HOTEL IN CHINA: THE MILLENNIUM HONGQIAO HOTEL IN SHANGHAI

SINGAPORE – August 15, 2006 – Millennium & Copthorne International Limited (MCIL) will be unveiling its first hotel in China, Shanghai on 28 August 2006. This is a management contract signed with China owner, the Shanghai Workers Union which also owns hotels, villas and spas amongst other investments in China.

“We are very excited and look forward to unveiling the hotel group’s first venture into China. Our Millennium Hongqiao Hotel in Shanghai comes at a time where the Asia segment of our business has experienced strong growth. We look forward to further strengthening our presence in China with our second hotel, the Millennium Beijing, scheduled to open in the capital city in the second quarter of 2008 in time for the Beijing Summer Olympics,” said Mr Michael Tan, executive vice-president (chairman’s office) of Millennium & Copthorne International Limited.

Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai is a 5-star international hotel located along Yan An Xi Road and in the heart of the city’s commercial and residential district in Hongqiao. It is within close proximity to convention and exhibition venues, plush residential community, the Carrefour Supermarket and the exciting entertainment area. With its central location, the hotel is a mere 10 minutes drive away from the city’s domestic Hongqiao Airport and 40 minutes drive from the Pudong International Airport.

This 369-room deluxe hotel is uniquely designed with a glass façade where every corner of the hotel overlooks into a botanical haven of lush greeneries, exuding a sense of beauty and serenity. Millennium Hongqiao caters to the needs of business travelers and serves as a corporate retreat destination for both Chinese and multi-national companies.

All guestrooms and suites are spacious with contemporary design and tastefully furnished, complete with long bath and separate shower, electronic safe, flat screen LCD color television, broadband Internet access, electronic key card access, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities.

There are five food and beverage outlets that include:

Spectrum Chinese Restaurant – the hotel’s premier signature outlet, featuring walk-in wine cellar and 12 private dining rooms accommodating up to 10 persons each room
TKNY Grill & Bar – a contemporary “East meets West” cutting-edge restaurant with an adjacent lounge with live-entertainment
‘O’ Café – features a multitude of meal options from breakfast, snacks and buffets to international, Asian and new wave creations by the Chef
CHATZ Lobby Lounge – chill-out area perfect for a business discussion, catch-up with friends or just to relax, unwind and enjoy the live entertainment
Delicatessen – pastries and sweet delights for dine-in or takeaways

The hotel offers more than 1,000 square metres of exclusive function space, including two pillar-free ballrooms and nine function rooms of various sizes to meet the demands and expectations of organizers. These state-of-the-art meeting facilities are WiFi connected and well equipped for high-powered business and social events. The hotel’s lush gardens are also ideal for outdoor weddings, garden parties and team building activities. A dedicated Catering and Meeting Services team will attend to different guests’ needs.

Special Introductory room rates:
August and December 2006

From RMB1,320 per room per night (rates begin at approximately USD$165.50)

September, October & November 2006

From RMB1,540 per room per night (rates begin at approximately USD$193)

For the opening, Millennium Hongqiao is extending an attractive offer of stay two nights and gets the third night free, for a maximum of 10 nights per booking. This offer is valid for stay till 31 December 2006.

For reservations, please call +86 21 6208 5888 or email: sales@millnniumhongqiao.com. For more hotel information, please visit www.millenniumhongqiao.com.

About Millennium & Copthorne

Millennium & Copthorne International Limited (a subsidiary of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc and member of the Singapore-based Hong Leong Group) owns and operates hotel properties in nine countries in Asia. Globally, the UK-headquartered Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc owns and operates more than 100 hotels in 18 countries, making it one of the largest owned and managed hotel groups in the world.

The Millennium and Copthorne brands are the principal brands for this worldwide portfolio. Each hotel within the portfolio exhibits its own unique personality but they are all collectively distinguished and recognized for their capacities to provide the best possible business, leisure, incentives, meetings and events experience to all customers worldwide.

The Millennium Hotels portfolio showcases 4-star deluxe and 5-star properties located in international gateway cities throughout the United Kingdom, continental Europe, North America, Asia, New Zealand, North Africa, and the Middle East. The Copthorne Hotels stable – many of which have won a succession of major industry awards, comprises 4-star properties located in major regional business centers around the world.

In Singapore, Millennium & Copthorne International Limited manages the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Orchard Hotel, M Hotel, Copthorne King’s Hotel and Copthorne Orchid Hotel. In other Asia-Pacific, it manages The Heritage Hotel Manila in the Philippines, Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta in Indonesia, Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang and The Regent Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Millennium Seoul Hilton in Korea, the new Millennium Hongqiao Hotel Shanghai in China – scheduled to open in August 2006, Millennium Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok – scheduled to open in last quarter of 2007 and Millennium Beijing – scheduled to open in 2008.

Additionally, Millennium & Copthorne International Ltd owns several other chain-managed hotels including the Grand Hyatt Taipei in Taiwan, the Nikko Hotel and JW Marriot Hotel in Hong Kong, Millennium Hilton Bangkok in Thailand and the new St. Regis Hotel in Singapore.

About Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR), established in the United States in 2000, is the North American arm of London-based Millennium and Copthorne Hotels plc (MLC). The MHR portfolio includes 20 holdings in The Americas, and the company operates properties including: Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York City; Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, New York City; Millennium Airport Hotel Buffalo, New York; Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles; Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago; Millennium Bostonian Hotel, Boston; Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis; Millennium Hotel, St. Louis; Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati; Millennium Harvest House, Boulder; Millennium Hotel, Durham; Millennium Alaskan Hotel, Anchorage; Millennium Resort, Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch; the Millennium Maxwell House, Nashville; and the Royal Palm Resort, Galapagos Islands. MLC holdings outside of the Millennium brand include the Millenium Hilton in New York City. For further information on Millennium Hotels and Resorts, call 866-866-8086 or visit www.millenniumhotels.com.

Millennium and Copthorne Hotels comprises 100 four and five star hotels with 24,681 rooms worldwide in 16 countries. Our World of Hospitality marketing alliance partner Maritim Hotels has 45 hotels with 13,069 rooms in 9 countries. For more information please visit www.millenniumhotels.com or www.maritim.com.

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