CHINA Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will be opening its newest hotel in Shanghai this June,  offering 4465 square metres of function space, including an Event Centre housed in a five-storey podium block with a direct passage to the hotel tower on the third storey.

Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai’s Event Centre will feature a 1740-square-metre pillar-less Jing An Grand Ballroom. Touted to be the largest in West Shanghai, it will boast a 10-metre-high ceiling and accompanied by a roof garden and a 1039-square-metre pre-function space.

It will also house a 514-square-metre junior ballroom, six function rooms spanning a total of 659 square metres, and a unique self-contained event space, the Lifestyle Suite.

The 508-room hotel is the cornerstone of the new integrated complex, Jing An Kerry Centre, located in the Jing An District in Puxi. The guestrooms will occupy the top 29 floors of the main tower, with restaurants, offices and retail outlets located on the lower levels.

Jing An Shangri-La will offer a myriad dining venues, including a restaurant specialising in Southeastern Chinese cuisine with Cantonese flair, a two-level international buffet café, and a modern Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar.

The hotel is within close proximity to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, and is 45 minutes from Pudong International Airport and 20 minutes from Hongqiao Airport.