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  • Apr 19, 2014
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Profit drop fails to hold back Shangri-La

Shangri-La Asia's first-half profit excluding gains on investment properties plunged 66 per cent year on year to US$25.7 million. The 32 hotels the firm owns on the mainland were hit by government austerity measures and a deceleration in the economy, a trend that management said was likely to continue into the second half.

Friday, 23 August, 2013, 5:35am

Kuok says with right heir his empire can last 'four generations’

When billionaire Robert Kuok launched a luxury hotel brand in 1971, he named it Shangri-La, after the fictional utopia in which inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity. Ensconced in his executive suite 32 floors above Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour -- the room decorated with a pair of elephant tusks gifted by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first prime minister of Malaysia -- the world’s 38th-richest person appears to have defied the ageing process himself.


2 Feb 2013 - 5:04am

Recurring gains fall for hotelier Shangri-La

Luxury hotelier Shangri-La Asia yesterday reported an 83 per cent rise in first-half net profit after property revaluation gains to US$198.4 million.

24 Aug 2012 - 2:47am


Monday, December 12: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Making appraisals work'. British Consulate-General.

Tuesday, December 13: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'A conversation with former president Jimmy Carter'. Island Shangri-La.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

'A Bespoke Journey' launch celebrates Andre Fu's boutique approach to finer points of design

Our home-born design golden boy Andre Fu launched his first book, A Bespoke Journey, on Thursday at the Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery in the Pedder Building.

The founder of AFSO mingled with an artsy crowd of guests at the launch cocktail. Guests were taken down memory lane thanks to an exhibition of large photos of Fu's previous design projects on show inside the gallery.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lost in Shangri-La

Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff HarperCollins e-books (e-book)

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Radio Shangri-La

Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli Crown (e-book)

22 May 2011 - 12:00am