Hong Kong, China, May 30, 2011 /Xinwengao.com/ - Beijing, China (May 30, 2011) /Xinwengao.com/ — The Third Global Hotel Industry Cultural Forum and Gold Champion Award Presentation Ceremony took place in Shenzhen on 15 May 2011. At the ceremony, Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing was named the Best Business Hotel in China. This is the second hotel award the hotel has won after being cited “Ten Best Newly Opened Hotels in China” last year since its opening in 2009. The forum was hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the General Administration of Press and Publications of the People’s Republic of China. Nearly 500 attendees from the China National Tourism Administration, hotel industry associations at national and provincial levels, high-grade hotels, hotel suppliers and the media were present at the forum. The Gold Champion Award is one of the highest awards in the hospitality industry in China. It is authorised by the International Tourism Federation to honour the most outstanding hotel and individual of the year. The award recipient selection process was supervised by GHT365.com, and all the candidates went through online voting, media voting and evaluation by the assessment committee. “We are very delighted and honoured that Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing has been recognised. This was achieved with the dedication and the hard work of our staff and support from our honourable guests and all friends. We will continue not just to deliver our services and standards but also to exceed the expectations of our guests,” said Mr. Phillip Couvaras, the hotel’s general manager. Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing is strategically located in the north-eastern area of Beijing’s central business district, just 20 minutes from Beijing Capital International Airport and the new China International Exhibition Centre. Well positioned between the Third Embassy District, Wang Jing Hi Tech Park and Lido Place, the hotel features 419 guestrooms and suites with open views of the adjacent park and city skyline. The hotel’s Grand Ballroom and 15 flexible meeting rooms are all fitted with the latest conferencing systems, making the hotel an ideal choice for meeting, incentive, conference and exhibition (MICE) participants and delegations. Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing was named one of the “Ten Best Newly Opened Hotels in China” during 2010 Hospitality Industry Summit. Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 72 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands, with a rooms inventory of over 30,000. Traders Hotels are designed to satisfy the needs of the fast growing mid-market travel segment by offering a wide range of facilities, and efficient, practical and friendly hospitality, at competitive rates. Traders Hotels are located in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Changzhou, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Male, Manila, Penang, Shenyang, Singapore and Yangon, with scheduled openings in Chennai and Iskandar. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Canada, mainland China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.tradershotels.com. CONTACT INFORMATION Lisa Ciao Director of Communications Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing Tel: (86 10) 5907 8313 Fax: (86 10) 5907 8038 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.tradershotels.com For digitised pictures of the group’s hotels, please go to http://www.shangrila.com/imagelibrary.