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Shangri-La Hotels Providing eCornell Courses for the Company's Management Staff

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Hong Kong, March 21, 2005 - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group, is joining with eCornell training program for the first time to launch e-learning courses for the company's management staff from April 1, 2005.  Three thousand spaces will be offered over the next five years for online professional development in hospitality.

An eCornell certificate will be awarded to those completing any of the 57 online courses in five areas:  human resources management; management essentials; hospitality and foodservice management; strategic management and financial management. A Cornell university certificate will be awarded to an individual after completion of a series of related courses.

"This e-learning program will provide a platform for our employees to expand their knowledge base with a high degree of time flexibility," said Giovanni Angelini, chief executive officer and managing director.  "Such a commitment to staff development is critical, given our rapid worldwide expansion plans."

The group has over 20 projects under development in Canada, mainland China, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently manages 46 hotels under the Shangri-La and Traders Hotels brands, in Australia, mainland China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates with a rooms inventory of over 21,000.  

Contact:

Lori Lincoln
Director of Public Relations, North America
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Tel: (212) 382-3155
lori.lincoln@shangri-la.com
www.shangri-la.com

Also See: Swissôtel Hotels and Cornell University Collaborate to Develop Swissôtel eUniveristy / November 2004


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