Company Milestones

Asian hospitality through the years

1940s

1949
Parent company, the Kuok Group, is established


1970s

1971
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, opens under the management of Western International Hotels
1979
Kuok Hotels is formed to manage three properties: -Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang -Golden Sands Resort, Penang, Malaysia -The Fijian, Yanuca Island, Fiji


1980s

1982
Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. is founded
1984
Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. assumes management of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
1984
First hotel in China opens in Hangzhou
1986
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, opens, the first Shangri-La hotel in Thailand
1989
First Traders hotel opens in Beijing


1990s

1991
Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. assumes management of all owned properties
1992
Shangri-La enters the Philippines with Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
1993
Shangri-La Asia Limited goes public
1994
Shangri-La enters Indonesia with Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta
1997
Golden Circle guest loyalty programme is introduced
1997
Shangri-La Asia Limited (the property and hotel management company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) buys Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd.


2000s

2003
Shangri-La enters Australia with Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
2003
Shangri-La enters the Middle Eastern market with Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
2004
Shangri-La Academy opens near Beijing
2005
First CHI, The Spa, opens in Bangkok, Thailand
2005
Shangri-La enters India with Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, New Delhi
2009
Shangri-La enters North America with Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
2009
Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, opens the first Shangri-La hotel in Japan


2010s

2010
Shangri-La launches new global brand campaign “It's In Our Nature”
2010
Golden Circle Loyalty Programme introduces Golden Circle Awards
2010
Shangri-La enters the European market with Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
2011
Introduction of Kerry Hotels brand with the opening of Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai