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Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto Rings in Year of the Rooster with Lion Dance and High Tea in Lobby Lounge

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto Rings in Year of the Rooster with Lion Dance and High Tea in Lobby Lounge

TORONTO, January 23, 2017 – Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto welcomes guests to ring in the Year of the Rooster with a traditional Lion Dance, live music, and special Chinese New Year High Tea in Lobby Lounge.

The Lion Dance has been a traditional part of Chinese culture for many centuries, and will mark the start of the hotel’s Chinese New Year celebrations on 28 January 2017. Starting at 3:30 p.m., dancers will perform a traditional Eye-Dotting Ceremony and Lion Dance in the lobby of the hotel. From there, the lion dancers will weave their way through the various outlets in the hotel, warding off evil spirits, assuring good luck, and collecting Hong Bao – good luck red envelopes – along the way.

Following the Lion Dance, guests can relax in Lobby Lounge and delight in Chinese New Year High Tea, with a menu created to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Available from 22 January to 4 February 2017, guests can enjoy a tea tower that includes a selection of finger sandwiches, such as: poached Atlantic lobster on brioche roll with citrus crème fraîche, and the popular BBQ duck bun with marinated wild mushroom, coriander shoots and ginger emulsion. A selection of pastries includes Chinese five spice scones and classic English scones, served with homemade pandan leaf curd, strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream. To accompany each High Tea tower, guests can choose from over 75 premium teas. A vegetarian Chinese New Year High Tea menu is also available upon request.

Chinese New Year High Tea will be available daily from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for CAD$61 per person.

For more information or to make reservations, please call 647-788-8281



Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.  Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its brand hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.  For more information, please visit


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PRESS CONTACT:              


Aynsley Knight                                              

Marketing and Communications Manager                 

Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto                             

Tel:  (647) 788-8888


Social media handles: @shangriLaTO