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Shangri-La to manage Three New Hotels in India

Travel News Asia 13 April 2005

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has signed management contracts with India's Adarsh Group to operate three new hotels in Bangalore, India starting August 2007, adding a total of more than 1,000 rooms to the group's inventory in India.

Strategically located in the central business district of Bangalore, a Shangri-La hotel will open in August 2007. The hotel has named Singapore-based CPG Corporation its architect and Hirsch Bedner Associates Design Consultants its interior designer.

Guest rooms are designed to be modern and will reflect a classic yet contemporary style combined with local cultural influences. Wireless and broadband internet access will be available in each room to meet the needs of business travellers. The hotel will feature a CHI spa, Shangri-La's signature spa brand with its treatments based on Chinese and Himalayan healing concepts. The hotel will also provide dining and entertainment outlets, as well as meeting and banqueting facilities including a grand ballroom of 500 square metres.

A Traders hotel will also open in August 2007 with 250 rooms near International Tech Park situated at Whitefield, Bangalore about seven kilometres from the Bangalore airport. With spacious guestrooms and various dining and entertainment options, as well as business facilities including broadband and wireless internet access, the hotel will cater to the needs of mid-market travellers.

Opening December 2008, Shangri-La will also operate a 330 room business retreat and spa located at outer ring road in the IT corridor, about six kilometres from the Bangalore airport. A second phase will include 200 additional rooms and 200 serviced apartments. The property will be designed with lush landscaping and recreation facilities such as tennis, squash, putting golf and health club. Shangri-La's exclusive CHI will be a separate spa village complex designed as a sanctuary within the hotel. The hotel will also feature extensive meeting and convention facilities, with a total space of over 1,000 square metres.

All rooms in the hotels will offer a host of Shangri-La's amenities and services, such as 24-hour room service, same day laundry and valet service, coffee and tea making facilities, data ports and satellite TV. The Horizon Club at Shangri-La Hotels and Traders Club at Traders Hotel will provide an exclusive retreat with express check-in and check-out and a club lounge for daily complimentary breakfast and cocktails.

Established more than 200 years ago, Bangalore is located on the southern Deccan Plateau and is the capital of the State of Karnataka, India. Home to over seven million people, it is one of the fastest growing cities in India. It is aptly called the "Garden City" owing to its large number of lakes and parks. Bangalore is also known as "Silicon Valley of India," with its focus on information technology and concentration on software technology-related activities. Most recently, it has also become known as India's bio science capital.

"These excellent new additions of Shangri-La will reinforce our presence in India and will complement the Traders Hotel, Chennai and the Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi which will open in the second and third quarter of 2005 respectively," said Giovanni Angelini, Shangri-La's chief executive officer and managing director. "No matter  which Shangri-La property our guests opt for, we look forward to providing them with our unique Shangri-La hospitality and a most enjoyable stay in Bangalore."

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