Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore: A journey of new spaces and flavours
It has been under wraps for the past eight months, but the Tower Wing at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore was finally unveiled on 16 May 2017. While the “heartware” remains distinctively Shangri-La, the interiors have experienced a significant rejuvenation to reveal a refreshed lobby, brand-new rooms and suites, three restaurant concepts, and a revitalised club lounge. In doing so, it dons the cloak of being an urban resort, steeped in luxury and the finest quality.
Sweep up the grand driveway, step into the lobby and marvel at the ceiling art installation by Japanese designer Hirotoshi Sawada, made of thousands of cascading stylised leaves, reminiscent of a tree canopy amid a tropical oasis.
The Tower Wing’s 503 guestrooms and suites are completely refurbished with a luxurious new look. From the lobby, reach them through the lift lobby embellished with authentic Peranakan touches. Guests may choose to stay in any of the 360 Tower Wing Deluxe Rooms, 79 Horizon Club Deluxe Rooms, soon-to-open family-themed rooms and suites, as well as five One-Bedroom Suites and the newly added 250-square-metre Grand Suite.
The rejuvenated Tower Wing Deluxe Rooms are each a spacious 38 square metres, and come complete with stylish furnishings, luxurious amenities, internet access, glass wardrobes, floor-to-ceiling windows and a choice of city or pool views. Calm and inviting with a soothing colour palette, the new accommodations are elegant havens with modern conveniences.
Guests who book the Horizon Club Rooms will have access to the Horizon Club Lounge, up on level 24. Discover panoramas of the city skyline, best enjoyed by sinking into armchairs that maximise the view. Have a healthy snack, a pair of dinner shoes shined or answer emails at one of the mobile work stations; the tastefully designed enclave offers hassle-free and efficient services for business and leisure travellers and is open 24 hours a day.
One of the fresh food and beverage concepts opening in the Tower Wing includes the Lobby Lounge, which will showcase Singaporean favourites, including the six signature dishes of fish head bee hoon soup, prawn noodle soup, bak chor mee, Hainanese chicken rice, Katong laksa, and chili crab with mantou. These have been selected with the help of local food writer Dr. Leslie Tay, who helms the blog ieatishootipost.sg, and perfected by Shangri-La’s culinary team in collaboration with the best hawkers of each dish.
Located beside the Lobby Lounge, ShopHouse is a grab-and-go retail concept offering freshly baked bread, homemade sandwiches, salads and snacks, as well as gourmet sauces, flavoured croissants, festive goodies, chocolates that are infused with local ingredients and whiskey, and 3D cakes.
An exciting addition to Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s exquisite dining experience is NAMI Restaurant and Bar on level 24, the art of fine Japanese dining with seamless omotenashi hospitality. Guests may reserve a seat at the counter and be prepared to witness first-hand the entire food preparation process right up to the plating and serving of the mouth-watering dishes. Out on the terrace, Japanese tapas is on the menu, perfectly paired with a wide range of premium Japanese whisky and sake. Helming both areas is Head Chef Akiba Shigeo, who himself cooked at the royal wedding of Japan’s Prince Akishinomiya and Princess Kiko.
“Visiting the renovated Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is like dropping in on a dear friend, but one who has just returned after a retreat. You will still find the resort-like, lush gardens, warm Asian hospitality and the timeless elegance that we are well-known for. In addition to all that, we have introduced new elements that smooth out the transition between work and life in a city, so you feel completely comfortable whether you are residing on a business trip, an event or a family staycation. We cannot wait to welcome everyone back to rediscover the Shangri-La.”
Reto Klauser, VP and GM, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Tower Wing reopening offer
After an all-encompassing renovation, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore celebrates the reopening of the Tower Wing with an exclusive promotion for Golden Circle members. Book a stay for clients in one of the newly renovated Tower Wing Deluxe Rooms at the Best Available Rate from 16 May to 31 July 2017 to enjoy breakfast at The Line and double GC Award Points.