Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou

Driving down water demand on the banks of the Yangtz.


  • Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China


  • Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Project Status

  • Completed in 2013


  • KKS International Co., Ltd.

The Shangri-La Hotel is the first international luxury hotel in the eastern Chinese city of Yangzhou. Located in the central economic development area, the 371-room, five-star hotel has a variety of restaurants, bars and meeting spaces, including a grand ballroom. Additional facilities include a Horizon Club executive lounge and a fitness centre with indoor swimming pool.

Yangzhou is a leader in environmental protection, having made significant efforts to restore the Yangtze River and built itself into a centre of solar technology development.

WSP provided building services engineering consultancy services to the development up to completion. We also acted as LEED consultant, ensuring that design and construction met international environmental standards and helping the project achieve a silver rating under the US Green Building Council’s certification system.

As part of an integrated design process, we carried out extensive energy modelling as well as value engineering so that we could advise the design team on cost-effective strategies to improve the building’s energy performance. For example, demand for potable water was greatly reduced through the installation of a greywater system to treat and reuse laundry wastewater for toilet flushing. Our team also conducted a life-cycle analysis of all MEP systems before selection.

This project built on our long-standing relationship with the Shangri-La brand, which spans more than two decades. In total we have completed around 20 Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world, with many more under construction. The relationship is built on our record of consistently high standards and cost-effective solutions that respect the distinctive character of each individual project.