Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Sneak Peek: Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu, China

The new Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu opened this month, steps from the Temple of Confucius, the Mansion of Confucius, and the Cemetery of Confucius, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites in the great philosopher’s birthplace, Qufu, China. The hotel has 325 rooms and suites, many of which overlook the Yi River, the old […]

Sneak Peek: Jing An Shangri-La, Shanghai

The Shangri-La Group has opened its third hotel in Shanghai: the soaring 60-story Jing An Shangri-La. Located on the city’s west side, in proximity to the Jing An Temple and Jing An Park, the hotel has508 rooms starting at about $320 per night. Accommodations range from a 450-square-foot deluxe room to the 3,350-square-foot Shangri-La Suite, […]

Sneak Peek: Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened its second European property on May 11: the Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul. The six-story hotel, set on the Bosporus, has 186 rooms and suites (from approximately $725 per night), including the grand Shangri-La Suite, which has three terraces overlooking Istanbul and its Asian shoreline. More than 1,000 works of art are […]

Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Just before the turn of the 20th century, Prince Roland Bonaparte, a grandnephew of Napoléon I, constructed a grand family residence just across the Seine River from the then-new Eiffel Tower. This past December, after a four-year restoration, the 115-year-old structure opened as the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. The hotel—the first in Europe from the Hong […]

Shangri-La China World Summit Wing

The Shangri-La China World Summit Wing’s rooms and suites occupy the top 18 floors of Beijing’s new 81-story China World Tower, stretching some 1,000 feet above the city’s central business district. To ensure privacy within its lower-level public spaces, the high-tech hotel, which opened in August, offers such features as bulletproof windows in the ballrooms […]

Above the Fray

Night has fallen in Acapulco, and any moment now a young Mexican diver will fling himself off a cliff and into the surf pounding against the rocks 95 feet below. He stands at the cliff’s edge, torchlit against the blackness. He is in no rush to jump. To depart this perch too soon or too […]

Shangri-La Maldives

Ancient banyan trees and 17,000 swaying palms shade the trails at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives. The resident biologist at the private-island resort leads tours along the trails, pointing out wildlife and plants such as the noni, the basis of Maldivian remedies for arthritis and hypertension. If you are exploring Villingili sans […]

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