News for the Hospitality Executive
First Shangri-La Opens in North America; The 119 room
Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
Includes Jean-Georges Vongerichten MARKET
Set in Vancouver’s downtown core at the intersection of West Georgia and Thurlow Street, the hotel occupies the first 15 floors of a new 61-story landmark building, a multi-purpose complex built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver building standards, incorporating innovative residential living, high-end retail shopping, signature restaurants and an outdoor public art space curated by the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Vancouver-based Peterson Investment Group and Westbank Projects Corp. have jointly developed Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Together, Westbank and Peterson Group have developed or have under construction more than USD5 billion in projects representing approximately 1.39 million square meters (15 million square feet) of residential, retail, office and mixed-use projects. Their notable Vancouver icons include Living Shangri-La*, Shaw Tower and adjoining estates and the development of the legendary Woodward’s property; in Toronto, Living Shangri-La, Toronto, which follows the Vancouver model and will include Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, is scheduled to open in 2012.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 60 hotels under the Shangri-La and Traders brands with a rooms inventory of over 28,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, mainland China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The group has over 50 projects under development in Austria, Canada, mainland China, France, India, Japan, Macau, Maldives, Philippines, Qatar, Seychelles, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information or reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.
*The Living Shangri-La Residences are owned and being developed, offered and sold by Peterson Investment Group and Westbank Projects Corp. Neither Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts nor any of their affiliated companies, nor their respective officers, directors, agents or employees, are the owners, sellers, brokers, developers, issuers, underwriters or offerors of the Living Shangri-La Residences and nor are any of them an affiliate, partner, sales representative or agent of Peterson Investment Group or Westbank Projects Corp.
|Also See:||Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Names Executives for its Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver; Hani El-Sharkawi Appointed Opening Hotel Manager / March 2008|
|Peterson Investment Group and Westbank Projects Developing a Downtown Vancouver Hotel to be Managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts / June 2004|