Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza Celebrates Its 18th Anniversary
Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza celebrated its 18th anniversary. Ever since opening its doors in 1999, Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza has set the benchmark as the first international five-star luxury hotel in the city of Jinan with an artful blend of French art de vivre and contemporary Chinese designer accommodations and facilities.
Over the past two decades, Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza has achieved a number of milestones that supported its stellar reputation. In 2001, it was recognised as a national 5-star hotel. In 2009, it witnessed the hotel’s first round of renovations; a second one in 2013 gave guestrooms, restaurants and the lobby fresh and stylish new looks. The hotel has been honoured with provincial and national significant awards and recognitions include the Golden Olive Award for China Hotel Industry and China Hotel Golden Star Award.
In keeping with Chinese tradition, the hotel hosted a number of Chinese cultural programmes with an ancient Qilu cultural theme. At the official ceremony, the Jinan Tourism and Hotel Evaluation Committee presented the hotel with the award of Hotel for Promoting Traditional Culture, to honour its efforts in promoting traditional Chinese culture over the years. Further, the committee announced the launch of its Traditional Chinese Culture in Hotels programme, breathing life to traditional Shandong culture for tourists. Recently, Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza initiated a handcrafted Chinese menu inspired by historic figures born or raised in Jinan; these luminaries include the Emperor Shun, Confucius, Zhuge Liang and the poet Li Qingzhao. The gastronomic delights were blended with Chinese elements and have since been recognised by the national master Confucius cuisine chef, a unique blessing bestowed on the hotel.