Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Winning Combination

Get charmed by the magic of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hongkong
Executive summary by Darmansjah

Stepping into Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kongs’s lobby, it is easy to fall under the spell of its gleaming marble, glittering chandeliers and breathtaking propertins. This majectic hotel, conveniently located in the heart of hte Kowloon penisula’s commercial, entertainment and shopping district overlooking the world famous Victoria harbour, first opened in 1981. after 30years, Kowloon Shangri-La is still a firm favourite among travellers and continues to win numerous prestigous awards.

The true key to the hotel’s record of success and the reason why guests eventually fall in love eith its is tis legendary warm, friendly and professional service. Complement that with elegantly appointed rooms, state-of-the-art facilities and a range of fine restaurant, and you’ll get a winning combination that guarantees Kowloon Shangri-La will still be raking in the accolades 30 years from now.

In The Lap Of Luxury

In a city where space is a luxury, kowloon Shangri-La boasts 688 supremely comfortable guestrooms and suites that are among the largest available in Hong Kong. Each room is decorated with contemporary art, marble bathrooms, soothing earth-tone fabrics and sleeek furnishings, and also offers floor-to-ceiling bay windows with sweeping views of Victoria Harbour or the Hong Kong city sky line, making the already spacious rooms seem even more so.

What is a real treat though, is the unsurpassed luxury of the exclusive Horizon Club on the 19th, 20th and 21st floors of the hotel. Guest who check into a Horizon Club room enjoy an enhanced level of service, comfort and convenience, and the exclusive use of the Horizon club Lounges located on the top two floors. While the 20th floor is catered to business travellers, the 21st floor Club Lounge is a peaceful retreat for all club guests to relac, enjoy their buffet breakfast, beverages on the house throughout the day, as well as complimentary evening coctails.

Gastronomic Indulgences

With a grand total of sevend famed wining and dining establishments, Kowloon Shangri-La is a veritable gastronomic paradise, seducing the palates of the most discerning diners with their plethora of offerings. The variety of cuisines available will certainly make difficult dining decision. Head to the chic Tapas Bar for New World wines and delicious international tapas; Nadaman for fresh and innovative Japanese dishes; or Angelini for healthy and authentic Italian cuisine.

The hotel’s jewel in the crown, however, is no doubt the Michelin starred Sahng palace Chinese Restaurant. From the majestic decor of red and gold motifs, ornate lanterns and lighting, to the delicate range of custom-made Nikko fine bone chinaware, Shang Palace evokes the grandeur of the Sung Dynasty. But the real charm of the restaurant lies in its food; Shang Palace is known for both its traditional and innovating cuisine. The menu includes Chinese delicacies such as bird’s net, bamboo fungus and abalone dishes, an extensive selection of seafood as well as all the delicious family Cantonese favourites that even after decades, still draw the crowds. Complement your meal with a selection from the restaurant’s exquisite and discerning variety of traditional premium Chinese teas gathered from renowned tea-growing regions all over China.

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