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Shangri-La Opens New Hotel in Boracay

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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has expanded its global portfolio of luxury hotels with the opening of a new hotel in the Philippines.

The first five-star international resort on Boracay Island, Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa brings new dimensions in luxury and leisure to the tropical destination.

The 219-room resort features 36 villas and suites. Located in the northern part of Boracay Island, the resort's secluded setting includes 350 metres of pristine beachfront and 12 hectares of grounds that are home to a number of interesting and rare wildlife species.

The resort is designed by renowned Hawaii-based architect firm, WATG, and the interior by Singapore-based LTW Design Works. The spacious guestrooms and villas, all finely furnished and finished with ethnic Filipino decor and native materials.

 Each room connects to a balcony where guests can relax and take in panoramic views of the world-famous beach. Villas include private lap pool, outdoor shower, a pergola for outdoor dining, and a day bed for relaxation or massage.

The resort features a wide range of dining facilities, including Rima, an intimate fine dining restaurant on a hilltop offering sweeping views of the ocean and forest, serving authentic northern Italian cuisine beneath the stars. The seafood restaurant, Sirena, offers fresh favourites from a cliff top overlooking the sea while the Solana Sunset Bar becomes the hub of activity after dark, where guests can lounge in cabanas and mingle over cocktails to the hypnotic music.

Guests looking to soothe their travel-weary senses can find their sanctuary in CHI, the spa at Shangri-La, a 6,000-square-metre spa village.

The resort is situated within a peaceful nature reserve with 75 species of plants on the ravines, cliffs and seashore. Other recreational facilities include a health club, one of the country's largest free-form swimming pools, a marine centre, a water sports pavilion and two outdoor tennis courts and an entertainment zone for adults and children alike. The resort also provides meeting and banqueting facilities including an outdoor, oceanfront wedding pavilion.

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