Guilin is a city experiencing growth in the meetings and events sector owing to its intriguing off-site venues that capitalize on the regions stunning natural landscape and a rising selection of international hotels offering exceptional meeting facilities. Providing a landscape very different from the popular meeting and event destinations of Shanghai and Beijing, Guilin allows for unique and experiential teambuilding activities such as biking and trekking without sacrificing on accommodation or event spaces. A well-developed infrastructure including an international airport with regular flights from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and international destinations makes it easily accessible.
Attractions and unusual dining venues include; The Li River – with exceptional evening cocktail cruise options; Reed Flute Cave – suitable for buffet dinners and cocktail parties; and Seven-Star Park – an excellent open location for teambuilding activities within a spectacular karst setting.
Destination Asia China recommends Reed Flute Cave (a natural limestone cave) as an intriguing off-site venue, suitable for buffet dinners, cocktail parties and coffee breaks. It has a maximum capacity of 180 pax seated and some exceptional branding opportunities through projections onto the cave walls.
As the Shangri-La continues to expand (adding 50% more twin rooms by 2015), it provides excellent meetings and event facilities with over 4389 square meters of functional space. It can also accommodate up to 2000 guests in the city’s largest ballroom with an impressive selection of audiovisual equipment available.