Mercure Continues Expansion in China with the Opening of Mercure Shanghai Royalton


Shanghai, China, December 8, 2015 / - AccorHotels, the world’s leading international hotelier, is pleased to announce the opening of Mercure Shanghai Royalton, the 8th property in the group’s midscale Mercure brand to open its door in Greater China. Located in the heart of China’s largest and most vibrant metropolis, Mercure Shanghai Royalton provides guests with globally renowned standards of service and accommodation infused with authentic local touches.

With a host of retail and dining options including the famous Cloud Nine Shopping Mall all within walking distance, and the charming Zhongshan Park nearby, this impressive new hotel is the ideal choice for guests looking to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.

“Mercure Shanghai Royalton is a fantastic addition to the Mercure brand, a global network of hotels that fuses international hotel standards with authentic local culture to provide an unparalleled hotel experience,” said Paul Richardson, Chief Operating Officer, AccorHotels Greater China. “Shanghai is one of the world’s most exciting destinations, and with central location offering the best accommodation, dining experience and meeting facilities in its segment, with the opening of Mercure Shanghai Royalton we will continue to expand our network in the region.”

Mercure Shanghai Royalton features 239 guest rooms and suites, warm, comfortable spaces that come fully equipped with the latest equipments, including free high-speed WiFi and flat-screen LCD TVs. Guest rooms are cozy yet contemporary, providing the perfect space to unwind after a long day spent in meetings or exploring the city. The hotel also features six meeting rooms accommodating up to 200 people, with state-of-the-art conferencing technology and a dedicated professional support team on call to make sure your event is held successfully. Meanwhile, for those who want to unwind at the end of the day, Mercure Shanghai Royalton also features a fully equipped spa and fitness centre where guests can go to let off some steam.

Mercure Shanghai Royalton also provides a wide range of international and local dining options. The hotel’s trendy Lobby Lounge Bar is fully stocked with a host of international beverage options. Fuji Restaurant offers an authentic Japanese dining experience with ingredients imported all the way from Japan, while the unique, cellar-like ambience of the Grand Bodega Spanish Restaurant offers a wide range of traditional Spanish dishes. Meanwhile, R Kitchen, the hotel’s Chinese restaurant, employs some of the best chefs from the local area, cooking up authentic Cantonese and Shanghainese dishes guaranteed to tantalize the taste buds.

Seamlessly incorporating modernity and tradition, Mercure Hotels offer global standards of service and hospitality with a genuinely local experience. With over 750 hotels in 51 countries, no two Mercure hotels are exactly alike, offering a superior midscale hospitality experience that is in perfect harmony with the people and places where the brand is represented. From friendly, fast-track check-in in the stylishly designed and welcoming lobby, to contemporary, fully equipped rooms, delicious international and local dining options and flexible, customized meeting facilities, Mercure Hotels are the perfect way for guests to get the most out of the world’s most exciting destinations.

About Mercure

Mercure is the midscale non-standardized brand of AccorHotels, the world’s leading hotel operator with 3,800 hotels and 180,000 employees in 92 countries. Mercure hotels share common quality standards and are driven by passionate hoteliers. Whether they are located in major city centers, by the seaside or in mountain resorts, each establishment offers an authentic experience for both business and leisure travelers. The Mercure network spans 732 hotels in 55 countries around the globe, represents a real alternative to standardized or independent hotels, and combines the power of an international network with professional and digital expertise. For more information, visit

Source: Accor Greater China

Beijing’s Art Community Expands With Launch Of Art Realm


Beijing, China, December 6, 2015 / - Wanda Realm Beijing, together with 3rd Times Art Space, has created a new art space in Shijingshan called Art Realm.

Located at the Wanda Realm Beijing Lobby Lounge, it strongly advocates changing the traditional understanding of art exhibitions. It will break the old pattern that only art museums or galleries can host art exhibitions. Art Realm combines the hotel venue space and art, and presents the unique charm of art to the public. We believe that Art Realm is the first art space in Shijingshan district, and will soon be the most representative art venue in western Beijing.

All 26 paintings featured in "In The Mood For Love" are from Ren Yi Hong's classic works, and give viewers artistic enjoyment and edification.

More art exhibitions will be held in Art Realm periodically, such as solo exhibitions and more theme exhibitions. Once this art space becomes better known, Wanda Realm Beijing will keep creating opportunities for young painters with great potential.

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Painter Profile
Born 1990 in Shanxi Province, Ren Yi Hong is a professional painter and artist. In 2008 she was admitted to the Central Academy of Art and won a scholarship and the outstanding work award. In 2010, Ren was assigned to the Paris Academy of Art as an exchange student. Her representative works include "The girl with a guitar", "Summer night", "Morning", and "The girl with a peacock".

About Wanda Realm Beijing
Wanda Realm Beijing is located in the heart of Shijingshan District and Capital Recreation District (CRD), which is adjacent to the Shijingshan Wanda Plaza and walking distance to a subway station (Line 1) and the airport shuttle bus station (Shijingshan Line). It is only 45 minutes away from Beijing Capital International Airport by car and 25 minutes away from the Summer Palace and Fragrance Hill. Wanda Realm Beijing is equipped with 308 magnificent guestrooms and suites which are designed for unparalleled comfort and pleasure, featuring two restaurants serving different cuisine, from formal dining to a relaxed buffet. For events large or small, Wanda Realm Beijing is at your service with the leading banquet facilities in western Beijing. Choose from a graceful selection of fully equipped meeting rooms, while the spectacular 1,400 square meter pillar-free China Grand Ballroom is equipped with an 8.5 meter-high ceiling and a 70 square meter LED screen. The first-class leisure facilities provide business travelers with a gathering place to refresh body, mind and spirit, including a state-of-the-art gym and an indoor heated swimming pool.

About 3T Art Space
3T Art Space is on south bank of Tonghui River, Chaoyang District. Located in Gaobeidian Cultural & Art Park, it is in front of the terminal, and close to parks and recreational places. In line with the past, present and the future, 3T Art Space is looking into the art in the past, the present and the future impact of modern artistic forms of cognition. Each of the exhibitions is a time-oriented mode. It is not only a gallery, but also a brand new Gallery Mode, the coffee gallery. In appreciation of the art works at the same time, the taste of a cup of hand-ground coffee could bring your mind to feel the art movement.

Source: Wanda Realm Beijing Hotel