Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the grand opening of the 325-room Shangri-La Hotel, Xiamen, overlooking a long stretch of beach on one side and urban views on the other. Over 70 per cent of the guestrooms have commanding views of the Taiwan Straits. Home to two restaurants and a lobby lounge, the hotel takes a fresh approach to dining experiences with bold architectural details and colours. Fu Gong – the Chinese restaurant specialising in Cantonese and Minnan cuisine, gives a nod to Xiamen as a major sea port by theming the decor around shipping containers. The Lobby Lounge, featuring a 10-metre ceiling, offers local snacks and afternoon tea. An all-inclusive NX Fitness & Spa covering 3,000 square metres features an indoor heated swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, as well as beauty and massage treatments in the spa area.