Shantou is located on the eastern coast of Guangdong Province. As one of China’s five Special Economic Zones, it enjoys special economic policies and flexible government measures. Shantou’s mild climate, convenient location and well-developed communications network make it an excellent choice for meetings and conferences.
Meritus Shantou China is perceived as the symbol of the determination and entrepreneurial abilities of the people of Shantou, and an inspiration for the local and future generations. The 21-storey hotel stands tall as the “pride of Shantou” – an epitome of taste, class and elegance – delivering the best of Asian grace, warmth and care.
Shantou, located in the southern-eastern part of China, is a city with an illustrious history of foreign trade. With strong and comprehensive service functions, it is increasingly becoming a regional centre and one of China’s most coveted cities for development and living. A large part of Shantou’s economy is fuelled by the manufacturing sector, with key industries comprising canning, garments, lithography, plastics and toys. Currently, over 50 multinational corporations have investments in Shantou, positioning it as a great destination for foreign businesses looking to enter China.
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Shantou is one of the original Special Economic Zones of China. Established in the 1980s, it has tapped on its natural geographic advantages and is today an economic centre for eastern Guangdong. It has an established business infrastructure and a comprehensive transport network comprising land, sea, air, rail and road. The Government of Shantou operates large public hospitals which have medical specialists catering to both locals and foreigners.
Shantou is linked to other parts of China and regionally by sea, air, rail and road. Shantou Waisha Airport is among the busiest airports in China with vast international and domestic connections. Shantou Railway Station is one of the most important transport centres of the Guangdong Province. Shantou has an efficient public bus network of 32 lines and Taxi fares differ among operators and are generally affordable. Meritus Shantou China is centrally located in the heart of the new business district. It is 20 minutes by car to Shantou Waisha Airport, and within easy reach of Shantou Railway Station and Dongxia Bus Depot.
Shantou’s allure lies in its long coastal lines, natural beaches, beautiful mountains and rich heritage. Popular tourist spots include Shipaotai Park, Chen Cihong’s Former Residence, Nan’ao Island and Temple of Emperor Guan. As the Tropic of Cancer traverses Shantou, tourists can experience the tropical and subtropical zones just by moving a few steps in one direction. Shantou’s tea-drinking tradition is one of the main cultural experiences for foreign tourists, while the delectable Chaoshan food and pastries are not to be missed.