Updated: 4 December 2013
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel company, will open Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila in early 2015, located within Fort Bonifacio, the former military base and city centre. With 60 storeys, comprising 576 hotel guestrooms, 97 hotel residences and 96 exclusive Horizon Homes, the building is destined to become a Manila landmark. The new hotel will complement the company’s five existing properties in the Philippines.
The mixed-use business, residential and retail tower will be located along Fifth Avenue and 30th, within the new, fast-developing Taguig business district. A 30-minute drive from the international airport, the hotel will also be close to the Manila Golf Club and Manila Polo Club, and 10 minutes from Makati district, the capital’s financial, cultural and entertainment hub with first-class shopping malls.
Shangri-La has named US-based Gary Handel LLP as architects and Hirsch Bedner Associates will undertake the interior design for hotel guestrooms, hotel residences and the main public spaces. Manny Samson & Associates will be designing the interiors of the Horizon Homes. The tower will present a contemporary yet timeless architecture and maximises open panoramic views over the city. The design has been created with consideration and respect for the Fort Bonafacio master plan and its underlying concepts.
Guestrooms will range in size from 45 to 47 square metres for a standard room and between 90 to 240 square metres for a hotel residence. The Horizon Club, Shangri-La’s exclusive retreat for discerning travellers, will offer a host of special amenities and privileges, including a lounge for daily breakfast and cocktails, meeting rooms, and express check-in and check-out services.
Dining and entertainment options will include an all-day café, specialty restaurant, Chinese restaurant, lobby lounge, poolside bar and barbecue, and an entertainment and bar area that will occupy two levels and have its own direct street access.
An extensive sports club including swimming pools, indoor sports hall, boxing and basketball facilities and several tennis courts is spread over two large floors and will set a new benchmark for recreational facilities and services in Manila. The club will also include a children’s Adventure Zone and a Spa and offer local membership programmes.
The hotel will feature over 6,800 square metres of meeting and banqueting facilities including a grand ballroom, junior ballroom, 14 function rooms, boardroom, business centre and individual teleconferencing room.
Both the Horizon Homes and Hotel Residences will have their own separate and secure entrances. Horizon Homes are anticipated to become available for sale by mid 2012 and will have their own recreational facilities including a gymnasium, an outdoor pool, changing facilities, children’s play area and a lounge. For enquiries on Horizon Homes, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Shangri-La at the Fort will be a striking new addition to the Manila skyline and demonstrates our firm commitment to the Philippines,” said Greg Dogan, president and chief executive officer of Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited. “The Hotel will complement our existing portfolio with new features and in a sought-after new location.”
The Bonifacio Global City is a new business centre managed by the Bases Conversion Development Authority. Formerly known as Fort William McKinley during the American colonial period, it was renamed Fort Bonifacio in 1949 and then became the headquarters of the Philippine Army.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world's premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of 'hospitality from the heart'. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com