Dubai: This season, Shangri-La celebrates the 50th anniversary of the brand's founding since the opening of the group's first hotel, Shangri-La Singapore in 1971. This year's combined festive offerings will commemorate five decades of stories, flavours and joyful moments created for Shangri-La guests, partners, colleagues and communities.
This festive season is bound to be more significant than ever with families being reunited around the world to celebrate all those missed milestones and to cherish being together like never before.
In honour of this celebration of togetherness, Shangri-La across India, Indian Ocean, Canada, Europe and the Middle East are pulling out all the stops to create exciting hotel events, creative gift ideas and unforgettable dining experiences to make the most wonderful time of the year even more magical. From private dining in cosy chalets and New Year's Eve rooftop celebrations, to festive gift items, foodie treats, hampers and experience vouchers, there's more than ever on offer this year.
Helping guests experience moments of joy has always been central to Shangri-La's heartfelt hospitality. To make Christmas and New Year's Eve planning and gifting even more convenient this year, Shangri-La has the season covered with a newly launched one-stop Shangri-La Experiences website. Bookings and purchases can be made via the new site with ease, allowing guests to focus on what's most important – celebration and spending quality time with family and friends.
Here are some highlights of what's available throughout the region this festive season. For the full list, head to shangrilaexperiences.com.
For guests who love their Shangri-La room or suite so much they don't want to leave, Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi has created the perfect in-room Christmas Dinner. And what's more, there's no need to limit this joy to Christmas Day. The traditional Christmas Turkey dinner will be available from December 5th right up to the 25th so guests can celebrate once, twice or more.
Shangri-La Celebrations at Home
Shangri-La Bengaluru will bring Christmas home, with a Christmas tree set-up in the comfort of the guests' house. A variety of packages are on offer, with a gingerbread house or Christmas cake included, or a Shangri-La To Go brunch for two. Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi will also deliver festivities right to the door to help cater 'at home' parties to 5-star levels. These experiences are available for groups of six and ten persons. Or go for the Turkey To Go for a proper Christmas fare, whether it's in the office or at home.
From a Christmas Day lunch on the exclusive Ilot Mangénie at Shangri-La Le Touessrok, Mauritius to New Year's Eve celebrations at ikandy to watch the world famous Burj Khalifa fireworks at Shangri-La Dubai and an“Après Ski” New Year's Eve party at the Skylounge at Shangri-La London, if guests are in the mood to party this festive season, Shangri-La has them covered.
Unforgettable Private Dining
Shangri-La are putting extra magic into the most wonderful time of the year this festive season. Experience the ultimate in private dining with extraordinary views from an exclusive rooftop terrace, Level 42, this Christmas Eve at Shangri-La Dubai. Or cosy up in a private Alpine-style winter chalet with Hütte 31 at Bar 31 at the Shangri-La at the Shard, London.
Gifting made easy
Treat friends and family this festive season from a range of thoughtful, Shangri-La gift ideas. Chef Maxence Barbot's extraordinary Honey Spoon creation from Shangri-La Paris, a former Bonaparte residence, is one for the foodies. Inspired by the importance that the Bonaparte family places on bees, it's a refreshing alternative to the traditional yule log, made with buckwheat, honey and hazelnut. Shangri-La Abu Dhabi's festive gift list includes everything from marzipan-filled stollen to a DIY gingerbread house decorating kit, and a North Pole Wonderland hamper, filled with festive delights.
For friends and family living abroad, why not give them a voucher for an unforgettable local experience such as Shangri-La Dubai's Floating Breakfast at ikandy Ultralounge, Shangri-La Istanbul's spectacular overnight stays overlooking the Bosphorus or Shangri-La Toronto's Screening Room for a private movie showing.
This is just a small selection of the festive experiences and gift items available from Shangri-La this festive season, and all can be booked on the Shangri-La Experiences website.
Shangri-La, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, puts heartfelt service at the core of its distinctive Asian hospitality experience. Through imaginative and nature-inspired design, delightful culinary and cultural experiences, and its authentic and thoughtful service, the brand enables guests to realise their own moments of Shangri-La.
Today, the brand experience is brought to life in over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts at destinations around the world, including Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
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