Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced that its second hotel in Harbin, Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin, is scheduled for a December 2016 opening. Occupying a prime position on the edge of the Songhua River’s north bank, the 344-room property will offer surrounding river and city views.The property will grace the skyline of Songbei’s business district that is in the heart of the city. Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin will feature 33 executive serviced apartments, created with the modern traveller in mind, and is conveniently located a five-minute drive from Harbin’s ice festival at the Ice & Snow World, and close to local attractions namely the Sun Island Garden, Siberian Tiger Park and Harbin Great Theatre. The international airport and Harbin West Railway Station are 40 minutes and 30 minutes away respectively.Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin will accept room reservations from November 2016.Surrounding guests with a high level of comfort and privacy are guest rooms and apartments ranging from 42 to 178 square metres, all encompassing views of the city and river framed within the floor-to-ceiling windows. Mood lighting, quality linen and luxury amenities will be available in addition to a Horizon Club Lounge and dedicated guest floors to offer personalised concierge service and benefits.Dining options include Shang Kitchen, an upscale Chinese restaurant for Peking roast duck, earthen casserole dishes and regional specialties. Café Song, an all-day dining restaurant is a theatre concept of open kitchens serving Asian and Western favourites, while Grab & Go will provide a selection of gourmet pub food for take away. The Lobby Lounge will serve classic high tea and refreshments throughout the day and De Drunk’n Pig will be perfect for entertaining with live music in the evening.Catering to conferences and banquets are the hotel’s extensive meeting facilities including Songbei’s largest pillarless ballroom, which covers 1616 square metres and seats up to 1000 guests for receptions. An additional ballroom at 408 square metres and two function rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology.Providing a place of calm for guests is the spa and indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and fitness centre complete the wellness options at Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin.