With plans to rapidly expand in the region, John Northen, executive vice president for the Middle East, India and Indian Ocean at Shangri La Group, here tells Breaking Travel News which markets he is keen to explore. Speaking at Arabian Travel Market, he also offers a vote of confidence for luxury travel in the Middle East.
Shangri-La at the Fort is a landmark, mixed-use development in the heart of Bonifacio Global City, an emerging contemporary lifestyle district at the centre of Manila and one of the fastest growing urban developments in Asia. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole calls in to see how this commercial city is rapidly changing
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka, has appointed Moshi Perera to the role of general manager.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa has appointed Fiona Hagan as the new general manager. An Australian national, Hagan has 23-years of hospitality experience, working in various positions within the industry including, revenue manager, director of sales and marketing and general manager.
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius, has appointed Gerhard Hecker to the role of general manager. Having joined the property this month, Hecker is set to continue to establish the resort as one of the leading hotels in the Indian Ocean, following its extensive relaunch in November 2015.
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to open on December 1st. The hotel will be the second property in Sri Lanka for the luxury Asian hospitality group – joining Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, which opened in June 2016.
Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius has welcomed Emmanuel Pauliat as the team’s new executive chef. With 25 years of culinary experience in city hotels and resorts, Pauliat’s gourmet expertise will be greatly valued and utilised at the iconic resort alongside his enthusiasm, ambition and creativity.
Kirsty Danks-Brown has joined Shangri-La Villingili Resort & Spa as the new director of sales and marketing. With eleven years of experience in luxury hospitality and a proven track record in maximising business opportunities and exceeding profit targets, Danks-Brown’s wealth of knowledge and expertise will be a valuable asset to the Shangri-La brand.
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.