Ulaanbaatar’s New Subway

Corporate Hotel’s Front Page ClaimsIn perhaps the best kept secret in the world the Mongolians have, according to their newest hotel, opened a Conference and Exhibition Centre and a Subway in Ulaanbaatar. The image to the right here (click on it to read the full size text) appeared on the front page of the website of the Corporate Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, on 14 July 2007. The interesting part is that it notes that:

The Ulaanbaatar’s Convention and Exhibition Centre and MTR subway stations are within easy walking distance of the hotel. The majority of tourist attractions and business areas are easily accessible within 5 minutes drive. The 55 well-appointed guestrooms and suites are tastefully decorated in pastelcolours , with opulent wood and brass accents carrying through the hotel’s neo-classical feel.

Well what can I say? Expensive rooms, classy joint (there is apparently a revolving lounge on the 11th floor overlooking UB), an altogether impressive new hotel in Ulaanbaatar which bears absolutely no resemblance at all to the Charterhouse Hotel in Hong Kong that can only claim:

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and MTR subway stations are within easy walking distance of the hotel. The majority of tourist attractions and business areas are easily accessible within 10 minutes drive .

The 294 well-appointed guestrooms and suites are tastefully decorated in pastel colours, with opulent wood and brass accents carrying through the hotel’s neo-classical feel.

Now the UB Corporate Hotel is obviously smaller – but a full 5 minutes closer to the tourist attractions and business area of Ulaanbaatar than the Charterhouse is to the equivalent in Hong Kong.

Oh, and there is definitely no MTR in UB … honest … I would have seen it if there was! 😆

7 thoughts on “Ulaanbaatar’s New Subway

  1. James Mattes 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    Gosh had I known this I would have recommended we do a convention there!

    VR

    James M.

    Like

  2. Angela 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    I'm going to be staying at the Corporate Hotel in a week's time. I'll let you know what it's like, and if there's a subway in UB :p.

    Like

  3. thomo the lost 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    Well enjoy the stay in Ulaanbaatar but remember it is still quite cool there this time of year – I do envy you your trip. I've had friends stay at the Corporate as well and they've all reported that it is a good hotel – even if its website sounds suspiciously like the Charterhouse of Hong Kong 😉

    Like

  4. Sumya 27 July 2007 / 12:23 pm

    Definitely, there is no subway in Ulaanbaatar. But the city administration started talking to build subway network since UB has over a million population.

    Sumya

    Like

  5. thomo the lost 28 July 2007 / 11:38 am

    And given the traffic along Peace Avenue each day as well as Chinggis Khaan Avenue, a subway or some alternate transport would be nice – perhaps a straight line from first district to 15th district would help.

    Pity the railway line is so far south from where most people want to get between otherwise the spare capacity on that line could be used. Getting past UB station would be the biggest hurdle there because, of course, Mongolian Railways is all single line running.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.