Shangri-La Annouces US No.2

6th Oct 2005

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will operate the 147-room Shangri-La Hotel, Miami, to be developed by
Flagstone Property Group.  The Miami property is Shangri-La’s second hotel
under development in the United States following the announcement yesterday
of the Shangri-La Hotel, Chicago. The Miami property will open in 2008 and
the Chicago property in 2009.Situated on Biscayne Bay with 360-degree views of Miami and its
magnificent beaches,  the Shangri-La hotel will be part of the $480
million mixed-use Island Gardens project.  In addition to Shangri-La
services and amenities, distinctive attributes of the project include a
50-slip “super-yacht”  harbor plus sophisticated shops and restaurants,
all adorned by expansive gardens and galleries.  Living Shangri-La
fractional residences will also be located in the Shangri-La tower.

  “With its magical waterfront location,  Island Gardens will be the
picture-perfect setting to introduce the Shangri-La style of warm and
gracious   Asian   hospitality   to   Miami,”  said Giovanni Angelini,
Shangri-La’s   chief   executive officer and managing director.  “The
Shangri-La   Hotel,  Miami   will   be an attractive alternative for
sophisticated travelers, offering an intimate stay experience with highly
personalized service.  We anticipate positive response especially among
business and leisure visitors from the American East Coast and the
prosperous Central and South American markets.”

  Flagstone Property Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mehmet
Bayraktar said, “We are delighted that Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will
be   a key element of our world-class Island Gardens development.
Shangri-La’s renowned hospitality and sterling international reputation
will complement our overall concept for Island Gardens and become a magnet for both domestic and international travelers.”

  Designed by concept architects Eric Kuhne & Associates, with interiors by
renowned designer Piero Lissoni & Associati, the hotel will be shaped
like a stylized lighthouse.  Its 147 rooms, suites and poolside villas
will   boast   floor-to-ceiling,  wall-to-wall windows with dramatic,
unobstructed views of Miami’s skyline,  the super-yacht harbor and
Biscayne Bay.  Amenities will include round-the-clock butler service,
wireless internet access, luxurious bathrooms and Shangri-La’s signature
beds and bed linen. The twelve one- and two-bedroom poolside villas will
offer exceptional space, views and privacy.

  Shangri-La will also manage 105 Living Shangri-La fractional residences
located on the top floors of the tower.  The fractional residences will
offer spacious two-  to four-bedroom accommodation and amenities for
owners and will periodically be available to hotel guests.


  An array of food and entertainment experiences will attract Miami locals
as well as out-of-town guests.  The Asian feature restaurant, with vista
windows overlooking Biscayne Bay, will offer creative, boldly flavored
cuisine against a panorama of the cruise ships arriving in Miami.  The
harbor-side lounge will offer al fresco dining throughout the day with
live music in the evening.  The terrace café at the pool will serve
refreshing drinks and meals in the cabanas and bamboo grove.

  CHI,  The Spa at Shangri-La, will feature Chinese and Himalayan healing
therapies inspired by the origins of the Shangri-La legend. The hotel’s
20,000-square-foot (1,858-square-meter)  CHI spa will offer expansive
indoor and outdoor treatment rooms.  In addition, the 3,000-square-foot
(279-square-meter)  fitness facility will be open 24 hours a day and will
offer the latest fitness equipment as well as a peaceful yoga and Pilates

  On   the hotel’s function level,  the business center will provide
comprehensive secretarial services, private work stations, a boardroom,
plus a “green room” for VIPs. For social and corporate gatherings, the
hotel will offer a screening room and an array of spacious function rooms, all with spectacular views and extensive audio-visual features.


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