Shandong Hotel (山东大厦, 5 Star ) Jinan, China
Located downtown Jinan, Shandong Hotel covers an area of 150 mu (10 hectares) with a floor area of 135,000 m2. With Qianfo Hill to the east and Quancheng Park on the north, this is absolutely a perfect and peaceful haven. Shandong Hotel officially opened on March 18, 2002, and became a 5 Star tourist hotel under the official approval of China National Tourism Administration on August 12, 2003.
Designed by the world-famous US John Portman & Associates, Shandong Hotel consists of three sections: guestroom building, convention center and the Great Hall of Shandong; and is a grand and comprehensive five-star tourist hotel, incorporating political receptions, accommodations, delicacy, meetings, recreation, and performance under the direct guidance of the General Affairs Office of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee.
Shandong Hotel enjoys an excellent location and convenient transportation, 40 kilometers to Jinan International Airport, 6 kilometers to Jinan Railway Station, and about 15 minutes walk to the downtown. It takes about one hour drive to visit Mt. Tai (the top of the five sacred mountains in China) or Qufu (Confucius' hometown).
Shandong Hotel boasts 500 guestrooms and 1,000-plus beds, all enjoying sightseeing on deluxe floors, super deluxe floors, and executive floors; 12 restaurants of Chinese and Western styles and 40 luxury private rooms where 2,200 guests can dine at the same time. Golden Hall is the most distinctive multi-functional hall in the city of Jinan for grand banquets accommodating 1,000 guests.
The convention center models upon the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, consisting of 29 meeting halls of different styles such as the Movie Hall (600-plus seats with simultaneous interpretation) and 17 meeting halls named after the major cities in Shandong Province. All these form an expo of Qilu culture with their distinctive decorations, thus making the ideal place for all kinds of meetings and small- and medium-scale expositions.