Shangri-La Continues India Expansion

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced that the group has signed management contracts with India’s
Adarsh Group to operate three new hotels in Bangalore, India starting
August 2007, adding more than 1,000 rooms to the group’s inventory in
India.Strategically located in the central business district of Bangalore, a Shangri-La hotel will open in August 2007.  The hotel has named Singapore-based   CPG   Corporation   its architect and Hirsch Bedner
Associates Design Consultants its interior designer.

  Guest rooms are designed to be modern and will reflect a classic yet
contemporary style combined with local cultural influences.  Wireless and
broadband internet access will be available in each room to meet the needs of business travellers.  The hotel will feature a CHI spa,
Shangri-La’s signature spa brand with its treatments based on Chinese and
Himalayan healing concepts.  The hotel will also provide dining and
entertainment outlets,  as well as meeting and banqueting facilities
including a grand ballroom of 500 square metres.

  A Traders hotel will also open in August 2007 with 250 rooms near
International Tech Park situated at Whitefield, Bangalore, about seven
kilometres from Bangalore airport. With spacious guestrooms and various
dining   and entertainment options,  as well as business facilities
including broadband and wireless internet access, the hotel will cater to
the needs of mid-market travellers.

  Opening December 2008, Shangri-La will also operate a 330-room business
retreat and spa located at the outer ring road in the IT corridor, about
six kilometres from Bangalore airport.  A second phase will include 200
additional rooms and 200 serviced apartments.  The property will be
designed with lush landscaping and recreation facilities such as tennis,
squash,  putting golf and health club.  Shangri-La’s exclusive CHI Spa
will be a separate spa village complex designed as a sanctuary within the
hotel.  The hotel will also feature extensive meeting and convention facilities, with a total space of over 1,000 square metres.

  All rooms in the hotels will offer a host of Shangri-La’s amenities and
services,  such as 24-hour room service,  same day laundry and valet
service,  coffee and tea making facilities, data ports and satellite TV.
The Horizon Club at the Shangri-La Hotels and the Traders Club at the
Traders Hotel will provide an exclusive retreat with express check-in and
check-out and a club lounge for daily complimentary breakfast and
cocktails.

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  “These excellent new additions of Shangri-La will reinforce our presence
in India and will complement the Traders Hotel,  Chennai and the
Shangri-La Hotel,  New Delhi which will open in the second and third
quarter of 2005 respectively,” said Giovanni Angelini, Shangri-La’s chief
executive officer and managing director.  “No matter which Shangri-La
property our guests opt for, we look forward to providing them with our
unique Shangri-La hospitality and a most enjoyable stay in Bangalore.”

  “We are delighted to be associated with Shangri-La, Asia Pacific’s
premier luxury hotel group, which will redefine hospitality standards for
the modern millennium traveller and set new definitions of excellence in
culinary concepts and service in Bangalore,” said B. M. Jayeshankar,
chairman and managing director of Adarsh Group.

  “Bangalore will soon enjoy a new breed of hotels with Shangri-La’s
world-class hospitality and services,  setting a new benchmark in the
India hospitality industry,” said Shashi Vagale, CEO hospitality, Adrash
group.

 
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