• Hotel Jen brings 'urban boutique' vibe to Beijing

    The Shangri-La Group's funky urban boutique brand Hotel Jen has opened its doors in Beijing, and in a surprisingly central CBD location in the China World Trade Centre complex on Jianguomenwai Avenue. The 450 rooms start at 40m² and feature floor-to-ceiling windows which bathe them in nat...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 2 Comments

  • Shangri-La Singapore hotel unveils revitalised Tower Wing

    Singapore’s luxurious Shangri-La hotel is now welcoming guests into its newly-refurbished Tower Wing, complete with an upgraded lobby, revitalised guestrooms and suites, three new restaurants and a renovated Horizon Club lounge. Any visit begins in the lobby where thousands of leaves attem...

    POSTED 17 May, 2017 1 Comment

  • Shangri-La, Taj Hotels forge loyalty alliance for points, status

    Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will join forces with Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces next year as part of a new ‘loyalty alliance’, promising business travellers both loyalty points and status recognition whenever staying with either hotel chain. The ‘Warmer Welcomes’ prog...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2016 2 Comments

  • New hotel credit card fees could hammer your hip pocket

    Hotel chains nationwide including Accor, IHG, Rydges and Starwood are amending their credit card fees in line with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s reforms on credit card surcharging. As a result, many hotel guests will now pay a lower credit card fee when using Visa or MasterCard, but whip...

    POSTED 2 Sep, 2016 27 Comments

  • Your mid-February frequent flyer wrap

    It’s been a busy fortnight in the world of frequent flyer programs with both Qantas and Virgin Australia gaining new points partners in Vodafone and Sendle, respectively, with Qantas also toying with the idea of frequent flyer upgrades on American Airlines flights. Added to that, this Febr...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2016 0 Comments

  • Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore completes comprehensive revamp

    The Lion City’s Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore is again welcoming guests following a top-to-toe A$43.8 million renovation of the former Traders Hotel Singapore. Backed by recognisable luxury brand Shangri-La, Hotel Jen targets both business and leisure guests with a focus on stress-free trave...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2016 1 Comment

  • Shangri-La Golden Circle: the unofficial guide

    Going beyond most hotel loyalty schemes to offer top guests anytime concierge services, private in-room check-in and complimentary suit pressing, the Shangri-La Golden Circle program brings luxury to business travel. Members begin by earning Golden Circle Award Points during their stays at Shang...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2015 1 Comment

  • Free Shangri-La Jade, Diamond status for AMEX Platinum, Centurion

    American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders can now boost their loyalty status to Jade or Diamond in Shangri-La’s Golden Circle program, thanks to a new partnership between AMEX and the luxury hotel chain. Platinum and Platinum Business charge card customers qualify for the mid-lev...

    POSTED 2 Jul, 2015 0 Comments

  • What makes a great hotel executive lounge?

    Hotel 'executive lounges' or 'club lounges' are literally a business traveller’s home away from home – so when choosing where to stay, the quality or even availability of a hotel’s lounge can be a strong influencer for many clued-in road warriors. But as frequent travellers can...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2015 4 Comments

  • What makes a great hotel for business travellers?

    High-speed Internet access and power points a’plenty are staples of any decent hotel room, yet it takes much more for a property to truly shine. When travelling for work, here’s what I look for in a great business hotel: 1. 24-hour check-in and room service Hotels are practically a...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2015 6 Comments

  • Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney unveils new Horizon Club rooms, lounge

    Sydney’s Shangri-La hotel now boasts Australia’s largest five-star hotel club lounge, plus 90 newly-refurbished guest rooms and suites on the property’s top five floors. At 335 square metres, it’s described by Shangri-La as having “Australia’s best hotel view&...

    POSTED 17 Dec, 2014 0 Comments

  • Eating and drinking on Shanghai business trips: a hotel concierge guide

    Whether you’re visiting Shanghai to meet with international colleagues or to woo a potential client, extending a dinner invitation that goes beyond the hotel-owned bars and restaurants shows your guest that you’ve done your research and know the city well, and best of all, that you un...

    POSTED 13 Nov, 2014 0 Comments

  • Shangri-La

    Shangri-La’s Traders Hotels will be rebranded as 'Hotel Jen' and repositioned to snare "independently minded business and leisure travellers." The first Traders property to transition to Hotel Jen will be the Traders Singapore, which is set to become the Hotel Jen Orchardgateway (and ...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2014 0 Comments

  • Earn double, triple Golden Circle points with Shangri-La

    Members of Shangri-La’s Golden Circle loyalty program can earn up to triple points and double stay credit until August 31 2014. Stays of one or two nights reel in double Golden Circle points, while visits of three nights or more earn the full bounty of triple points. Better yet, you&rsquo...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2014 0 Comments

  • Make the impossible, possible: look for the Golden Key hotel concierge

    Hotels the world over like to boast about their concierge services, but if you look closely, you’ll be able to spot the best of the best wearing crossed golden keys on their lapel. No, that’s not an international works-in-all-languages symbol for ‘concierge’, rather a bad...

    POSTED 9 Jul, 2014 0 Comments

  • London's Shangri-La at the Shard opens its doors

    The new Shangri-La at the Shard is now open, with the luxury hotel boasting unmatched views of London from the city's newest and most striking skyscraper. It's also the first Shangri-La hotel in the United Kingdom – and what a way to plant your flag!With a 'sky lobby' located on ...

    POSTED 7 May, 2014 0 Comments

  • Sule Shangri-La, Yangon opens after extensive renovations

    Following extensive renovations spanning two and a half years, the Traders Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar has been rebranded as the Sule Shangri-La, Yangon. With 484 rooms, the hotel is located on Sule Pagoda Road in Yangon, near the 2,000-year-old pagoda – now a major fixture of the city’...

    POSTED 6 May, 2014 0 Comments

  • Shanghai InterContinental hotel to sink 19 floors into the ground

    The quest for bragging rights as the world's tallest hotel never seems to go away, with ever-taller towers soaring into the sky. But how about the world's deepest hotel? That crown is clearly going to a new InterContinental being built in China, where the hotel sinks nineteen floors down in...

    POSTED 20 Apr, 2012 2 Comments

  • Sneak a peek at the Shangri-La Sydney's refurbished rooms

    It'd be hard to improve on the view from Sydney's Shangri-La Hotel, perched as it is atop a hill in The Rocks district overlooking both the harbour and the city, so Shangri-La set about improving the rooms instead.This week's completion of an extensive room refresh  – a six-month proje...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • Sydney Shangri-La to undergo $20 million renovation

    Sydney's Shangri-La Hotel will start a $20 million room refurbishment programme between May and September of this year. 442 rooms throughout the hotel -- from the 4th to the 29th floor of the tower -- will be revamped. The upmarket hotel is trumpeting its harbor-view window seats, with a new lea...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Frequent Flyer: Ruslan Kogan

    He's the man behind the Kogan brand which has shaken up Australia's consumer technology market with its low-cost online-only sales model and given established players like Harvey Norman a run for their money. Australian Business Traveller caught up with Ruslan Kogan between trips to the very diff...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • Shangri-La Parisian palace to open December 17

    The Shangri-La Paris, due to open on December 17, is the latest in a wave of palatial super-luxury hotels established in the city. Housed in the former private home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s grand-nephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte – in the City of Light's prestigous 16th arrondis...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2010 0 Comments


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