In James Hamiltonâ€™s 1931 novel Lost Horizon, he writes about the Shangri-La, a mystical place in Asia where inhabitants spend their days in scholarly pursuits while enjoying bliss and longevity. The legendary land was the inspiration behind Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, whose properties were envisioned as sanctuaries to travel-weary inhabitants.
One of the groupâ€™s oldest properties, Shangri-La Singapore, has recently unveiled its newly refurbed 503-room Tower Wing, wooing guests who are on their personal quest to find Hamiltonâ€™s utopia. Mod became the underlying theme of its newly redone suites, while an impressive art installation of cascading tropical leaves by Japanese artist Hirotoshi Sawada welcomes guests into the lobby.
Authentic Singaporean foodâ€”from warm prawn noodle soup made for an afternoon of drizzling rain to not-to-be-missed Hainanese chicken riceâ€”are served at the new Lobby Lounge. Meanwhile, retail store ShopHouse offers treats for guests who are too pressed for time to venture to Orchard Road to shopâ€”it offers festive goodies, gourmet sauces, chocolates, and multi-dimensional cakes.
Another welcome addition is NAMI Restaurant and Bar, helmed by Chef Shigeo Akiba, the man responsible for the exquisite menu served at Japanese Prince Akishinoâ€™s wedding. Witness each divine dish being prepared in front of you and pair it with the finest sake or whisky.
In celebration of Tower Wingâ€™s unveiling, members of Shangri-Laâ€™s Golden Circle Club can receive double points upon booking a deluxe room from now until July 31. For more information, email the hotel at firstname.lastname@example.org.