Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has celebrated the opening of its latest hotel in China. Located in Hefei, a city founded as a county seat in the Qin Dynasty between China’s largest river, the Yangtze River, and the freshwater Chaohu Lake, the hotel was built to complement the striking structures which form the modern skyline of Hefei. The 27-storey Shangri-La hotel is centrally located on Suixi Road and to both the commercial area and leisure attractions.The hotel offers the brand’s guest-centred technology of free Wi-Fi in the property and its limousines and paperless check-in, while establishing a destination for the community to appreciate design elements and culinary creations inspired by the local Hui culture.Situated on the highest floors of Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei are spacious Executive and Speciality Suites that are fitted with plush living and sleeping spaces, and large windows overlooking the city. Marble-clad bathrooms include a separate bath, walk-in shower and television.Aside from panoramic views of Hefei, suite and Horizon Club guests can enjoy extra privileges at the Horizon Club Lounge on level 27 of the hotel including express check-in and check-out and a complimentary breakfast buffet.Chinese restaurant Yang Zi Xuan (literally meaning a ‘dining hall in the Yangtze delta’) serves specialties from different provinces of China in a setting styled with lattice screens, cosy banquettes and murals. From Northern China dim sum to hot pot to family sharing dishes, the menu presents diners with the season’s freshest ingredients.At Café Wan, diners are treated to a food theatre-style concept serving Western, Chinese, Japanese, South East Asian and local cuisines, and choices from the à la carte menu. Chefs at work in the glass-encased kitchens provide all-day dining and a multi-sensory experience.