Two leading Asian hotel groups, Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and Mumbai-based Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces, announced today they have formed a ground-breaking strategic alliance to broaden their reach and offer more unique experiences to guests across Asia and the world.
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa in Sri Lanka has confirmed Iain McCormack has taken over as the resort’s new general manager. With a wealth of luxury hospitality experience spanning an impressive 38 years, McCormack’s expertise and insight will be a valuable asset to Sri Lanka’s newest luxury opening.
Set on Sri Lanka’s ancient Spice Route along the lush, unspoiled Southern coastline, Shangri-La’s five star Hambantota Resort & Spa will offer unrivalled amenities and experiential activities when it opens to guests on June 1st, 2016. The 300-room resort – the first of its kind in Sri Lanka – presides over 145 acres of tropical gardens and Indian Ocean vistas, an artisan village showcasing local Sri Lankan creativity, and a host of innovative dining, entertainment and spa options.
To celebrate the arrival of Gareth Bowen, the new executive chef at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, the hotel has added a stylish Chef’s Market Table in the hotel’s TĪNG Restaurant on Level 35. Chef Bowen will offer a seasonal four course menu at the new table championing fine local ingredients and cooking in tune with the seasons, with fresh produce chosen from Borough Market that day.
Shangri-La International is developing a new deluxe city resort in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province. Targeted to open in 2019, the property will be located in the centre of the city’s new municipal area, bringing a brand new international luxurious hospitality experience to Zhoushan.
Assila Investments and Shangri-La International Hotel Management have signed a memorandum of understanding in relation to the management and operation of a luxury hotel and residences development in Jeddah, the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia and the principle gateway to Mecca. Slated to open in early 2018, it will be the first Shangri-La in Saudi Arabia. The 242-room hotel will be in a prominent 65-storey development located on Jeddah Corniche Road facing the Red Sea.
Shangri-La Hotel, Nanchang has opened in Honggutan, the new central business district of Nanchang city. Sited on the most sought-after location on the west bank of the Ganjiang River, the hotel has direct views of the magnificent 1,300-year-old Tengwang Pavilion, one of the four famous towers in China, and is a five-minute stroll from the popular Qiushui Square.
Steven Taylor will join Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts as chief marketing officer on January 5th it has been confirmed. Reporting to Shangri-La president and chief executive Greg Dogan, Taylor will oversee all functions across Shangri-La’s sales and marketing division, including revenue management, sales, digital marketing, brand communications, loyalty and partner marketing, customer insights and relationship management, reservations and distribution and corporate communications.
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has opened its 85th hotel in China’s largest northern port city. The 302-room Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin sits on the bank of the Haihe River in the new Hedong District, overlooking Tianjin’s signature architecture dating from the 19th century. Home to nearly 300 Fortune 500 companies, Tianjin is a bustling business destination.
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and Dubai-based real estate developer Nakheel have signed a letter of intent for Shangri-La to manage a 290-room hotel in The Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah. The parties expect to sign a comprehensive hotel management agreement for the property in the coming weeks.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Dubai-based real estate developer Nakheel have signed a letter of intent for Shangri-La to manage a 290-room hotel in The Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah. The parties expect to sign a comprehensive hotel management agreement for the property in the coming weeks.
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has signed a management contract for Le Touessrok, Mauritius. The group will take over management of the resort in August 2014 and will reflag and launch the hotel as Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius in September 2015 following a renovation.