Official Olympic visitors to Hong Kong during the equestrian events next August will stay at three designated hotels. Under the plan, the 700-room Kowloon Shangri-La in Tsim Sha Tsui East will receive official dignitaries. In Sha Tin, the recently refurbished Royal Park, with 443 rooms, is expected to house the athletes, while the 830-room Regal Riverside will host the media. Kowloon Shangri-La's general manager Mark Heywood said the five-star hotel would remain open to the public but several floors would be closed off for Olympic guests. Guest transport and security arrangements will be handled separately by the Games organisers. Royal Park will be closed to the public. The four-star hotel accommodated 400 athletes, officials and support staff during the three-day eventing competition last month. A Regal Riverside spokesman said the four-star hotel was close to signing the contract and that details would be announced afterwards.