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The work of over 60 Cuban artists decorates the Grand Melia Shanghai Hotel, inaugurated last Wednesday in China by Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero.

Some 3,500 art pieces in the form of paintings, sculptures and decorative objects deck nine floors of the building, which it classifies among the best of its kind in the world, according to sources from that organization.

The presidential suite, on the 27th floor, has four original paintings by Roberto Favelo, while the mural located in the lobby of the hotel, by artist Rigoberto Mena, is another significant feature.

Creations by renowned painters like Amelia Pelaez, Victor Manuel, Servando Cabrera and Wilfredo Lam make up the 905 reproductions of Cuban art decorating the hotel.

The inauguration of an exhibition organized by Havana's La Acacia Gallery, showing works by Flora Fong, Nelson Dominguez, Alfredo Sosabravo, Arturo Montoto and other great ones of Cuban fine arts, was held parallel to the official inauguration of the tourist facility.

The Grand Melia Shanghai, a Sino-Cuban project, is a five-star luxury hotel with 686 rooms and 66 suites and has magnificent views of the Huangpu River and the Puxi district.

The hotel is the city's maximum exponent of ultramodern design, and is based on the traditional philosophy of Feng Shui, in which all the architectural elements coexist in perfect harmony with their environment.

The building is also a new symbol of relations between Cuba and China, which will celebrate their 50th anniversary in September.

Source: ACN

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