Dialogue with Mr.
Wesley Wang, General Manager of Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental
Hotels Media: Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental has
integrated the traditional Chinese tranquility and harmony with the French
romance and elegance perfectly, creating a distinctive hotel style. Could you
introduce for us in details?
Wesley Wang:Sofitel Shanghai
Sheshan Oriental is a subtle blend of traditional Chinese tranquility and French elegance. Southeast Asian, Chinese and
Mediterranean influences provide for three distinct decor styles of the hotel,
creating an exotic ambiance for leisure and business. Five different styles of creative
restaurants and bars provide guests with exquisite food and wine. Fourteen multifunctional rooms
are well equipped, in which the Grand Ballroom boasts an area of 1,200 sqm and
accommodates 1,200 guests. The one-stop wedding venue, Dongfanghui, up to 1,600
sqm, can be separated into three, fully catering the wedding and meeting needs
of the customers. Besides, a series of superb facilities including indoor
heated pool, So FIT health club and tennis court is also well-equipped for business
and leisure functions.
year, the hotel also highlights French romance by planting a large area of
lavender as well as exhibiting the Eiffel Tower up to 7 meters high in the
brunch is served under the theme of
"From Paris with Love" by staff in uniforms of French style,making
guests feel like in Paris vividly.
Hotels Media: With the constant development of the IT
industry, Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental also uses a variety of Internet
means to upgrade itself. Could you share with us the measurements the hotel has
taken? What’s the background and meaning of it?
Mr. Wesley Wang:The
continuous development of the Internet has led to the evolving of social media.
Live broadcast is one of them and has become a compelling trend at present.
This year, the hotel has launched the live broadcast program, strengthening the
communication between the hotel and its fans by a number of Internet
celebrities. The program is still in progress and will soon take effects.
Except basic functions of wechat public platform, we also focus on the
development of background system. Take the hotel wechat WIFI for an example.
Once guests connect WIFI, they will know the latest news of the hotel immediately.
Everything from delicacies to entertainments is up to them. These
measurements not only provide conveniences for guests, but also facilitate the
hotel. We have gained more fans as well as made more advertisements, so that
eventually more revenue can be generated from this platform.
Hotels Media: Every hotel has its own unique appeal. For Sofitel
Shanghai Sheshan Oriental, the parenting program has gained a lot of positive
feedback. Could you introduce for us?
Wesley Wang: The parenting program of the hotel is diverse,
safe andinteresting. The family room and suite launched in the past two years
have achieved excellent effect. This year, Accor bought the cartoon image
copyright of Le Petit Prince. We have already implemented the promotional plan
vigorously, creating a childlike world which is full of Le Petit Prince. In
addition, The underground parent-child project we have developed is expected to
be Completed in June, in addition, we are not only improving the original
outdoor beach and pool, building the beach Pavilion, but also expanding the
underground large playground, including the "devil slide" up to 7
meters high and other parent -child entertainment projects. With these
fantastic facilities, guests can indulge themselves in playing without thinking
about weather conditions. Other activities including picking water-chestnuts,
fishing and boating are suitable for both parents and children.
Hotels Media:As the General Manager of the hotel, you must
have detailed plans for the future development of the hotel. From your perspective,
what’s the future of Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental?
Wesley Wang:In the future, the hotel will keep pace with
the times and keep innovating and improving Except the traditional development
mode, we will also use the Internet thinking, taking good advantage of the
current popular Wechat, micro blog, live broadcast and APP, enhancing our
interaction with fans as well as further spreading the hotel culture. Besides,
we will also upgrade our hardware facilities, creating a better Sofitel
Shanghai Sheshan Oriental for our guests. The beach pavilion, children's
playground and lavender garden are part of the overall plan. By using the new
developing system integrated with the Wechat system, we are dedicated to
creating an online and offline business and resort hotel with French