Shangri-La Hotels

India's luxury hotels swap global brands as revenues slump

Starwood, which runs St Regis hotels like the one in Abu Dhabi, above, is in talks to add the former Mumbai Shangri-La to its portfolio. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Less than nine months after opening the first hotel in Mumbai under its brand, Hong Kong luxury chain operator Shangri-La Asia handed the keys back to the owner.

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014, 3:27pm


Easter treats

It's Easter mania at Island Shangri-La. Head to Island Gourmet for a fabulous range of chocolatey goodies, from traditional eggs and bunnies, to farm animals priced from HK$80 to HK$380.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

All aboard on the 'Shangri-La Way'

Shangri-La hotels' corporate trainees can look forward to an exciting and speedy career development, as the deluxe hospitality chain is expanding its properties to more than 100 hotels in three to four years.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Shangri-La to open 11 mainland hotels

Luxury hotelier Shangri-La Asia will open 11 hotels on the mainland in the next three years, including two scheduled to open this year.

The company also plans to add seven hotels internationally over the same period, including in Turkey and France.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Such a lovely place

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Today: Hong Kong Securities Institute breakfast: 'Duties, liabilities for listed-company directors'. Cliftons.

Monday, February 27: Joint chamber lunch with KPMG International chairman Michael Andrew. Island Shangri-La.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Lifeline for predators

Two major international hotel groups based in Hong Kong - a major trading centre and market for shark fins - have taken the lead in stopping serving sharks fin in all their hotels in recognition of the threat facing the global shark population.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Endangered seafood on many luxury hotel menus

Many luxury hotels in the city still include endangered marine species on their seafood menus - and it's not just shark's fin soup, a conservation group says.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Shangri-La eyes 4-star hotel for Hung Hom site

Luxury hotel operator Shangri-La Asia says it will build a multi-use complex, including a Traders Hotel, on a recently acquired site in Hung Hom.

The 15-storey hotel, which will be its fourth in Hong Kong, will have 698 rooms with a minimum size of 344 sq ft, most offering unobstructed views of Victoria Harbour.

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Luxury operator believes in city

Luxury hotel operator Shangri-La Asia has given a vote of confidence to Hong Kong's hospitality industry after outbidding three competitors to win a waterfront site in Hung Hom for HK$2.328 billion.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Triathlete hotelier shifts gears

After 23 years in the hospitality industry, Robert Hauck has finally decided to chuck his business suit. No, he's not quitting the sector. Instead, he'll be shifting to a more casual sartorial approach to lead Thanyapura, which bills itself as the world's first temple for the body, mind and spirit.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

ROOM for more

Despite a population of 1.3 billion, China is only third largest in the world for the number of hotel rooms it has, with 1.6 million rooms, after the United States - 4.6 million rooms and population of 311.9 million - and Japan - 1.7 million rooms and population of 128 million - according to a report.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Super service

The Island Shangri-La has a Signature Events initiative to provide streamlined processing and specialised service delivery.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

career tracker

Caleb Baker, managing director of recruitment managed services - Asia Pacific, Talent2

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shangri-La checks in for 45pc rise in profits

Luxury hotel owner and operator Shangri-La Asia saw net profit in the first half of this year jump 45 per cent to US$108.4 million on strong performances from its properties in Hong Kong and the mainland.

The hotel group's revenue for the six months ended June was US$894.6 million, up 24 per cent.

27 Aug 2011 - 12:00am