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Adarsh Group Appoints Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
to Operate Three New Hotels in Bangalore, India 

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Hong Kong, April 11, 2005 - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group, announced that the group 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 travelers.  The hotel will feature 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 5,380 square feet.

A Traders hotel will also open in August 2007 with 250 rooms near International Tech Park situated at Whitefield, Bangalore about four and a half miles 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 travelers.

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 three and a half miles 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 10,760 square feet.

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."

"We are delighted to be associated with Shangri-La, Asia Pacific's premier luxury hotel group, which will redefine hospitality standards for the modern millennium traveler and set new definitions of excellence in culinary concepts and service in Bangalore," said B. M. Jayeshankar, chairman and managing director of Adarsh Group.

"Bangalore will soon enjoy a new breed of hotels with Shangri-La's world-class hospitality and services, setting a new benchmark in the India hospitality industry," said Shashi Vagale, CEO hospitality, Adrash group.

Since its inception in 1988, the Adarsh Group has been developing residential and commercial properties in Bangalore, offering apartments, independent villas, office and retail spaces, and software technology parks.  The group is incorporated with a vision and commitment to develop projects par excellence in India.

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.  In addition, the group has over 30 projects under development in Canada, mainland China, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. 


 
Contact:

Lori Lincoln
Director of Public Relations, North America
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Tel: (212) 382-3155
Fax: (212) 382-3329
E-mail: lori.lincoln@shangri-la.com
www.shangri-la.com

Also See: Hotels In India - Trends And Opportunity / Manav Thadani and Deepika Malkani - HVS / November 2004
The ITC Group Segments its 66 Hotels Across India into Four Different Brands / March 2005


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