This just in: The PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai was just awarded the “best new hotel” award at the TravelWeekly China Travel and Meeting Industry Awards 2009, held in Beijing.
Martijn Van der Valk, the hotel’s new GM, accepted the award and said:
“It is a delight to receive such a prestigious award. To be named ‘Best New Hotel’, is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our team.”
Hard work is a bit of an understatement in describing what this fabulous hotel in Shanghai has been up to this summer!
The hotel just opened this fall, and has an extensive health club and spa.
In fact, PuLi just announced its new Anantara spa, which is quite exciting for guests looking for an excellent new spa experience in China, and a new restaurant called Jing’An with New Zealand Chef Dane Clouston at the helm.
The spa opened in August, and draws on healing therapies from China, Thailand and India with “tea-inspired” treatments. Think about trying a detoxifying green tea or anti-ageing white tea treatment. Yummy and relaxing.
Jing’An, the hotel’s new restaurant, will be a real treat – especially for guests who enjoy home-cooked type cuisine with a twist. Chef Clouston is making it his mission to give guests three different types of experiences.
At breakfast, guests can enjoy a western-style menu with some Asian favorites and pastries prepared by German master baker Ralph Gottschalk. Lunch is casual an unpretentious bistro fare and dinner kicks it up a notch with some of Clouston’s more experimental dishes.
The TravelWeekly China Travel and Meeting Industry Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions to the travel industry in Asia Pacific. This year, more than 800,000 votes were cast by TravelWeekly China’s readers.
The awards were presented at the Raffles Beijing Hotel – one of our fabulous hotels in Beijing! (We love gross demonstrations of good taste).
The PuLi is located in the Jing An District in Shanghai and is right across from the Jing’an Temple (a gorgeous Buddhist temple in the city).