Press Release

Press Release

Shangri-La Hotels And Resorts To Be First Global Hotel Brand To Offer PressReader Service Group-Wide

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will replace approximately two million print newspapers distributed annually to guests with environmentally-friendly digital versions beginning 29 March. The Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group has partnered with PressReader, a digital newspaper and magazine service, to make connecting to Shangri-La and Kerry hotels and resorts' Wi-Fi even more edifying. Guests and restaurant patrons will have unlimited access to more than 2,000 local, regional and international publications from 100 countries in 60 languages.

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To use the service, guests connect to the hotel Wi-Fi using their laptops, tablets or smartphones and go to PressReader.com or download the PressReader app for Apple, Android, BlackBerry and Windows. Guests can then choose the desired country, language and publication from PressReader. The service will be available in all Wi-Fi accessible areas in Shangri-La and Kerry hotels and resorts. Guests using the Wi-Fi in hotel cars will also be able to access the service.  In addition to PressReader, Shangri-La will offer print editions of select newspapers upon request.

"PressReader offers guests access to a portable newsstand where they can download full editions of their favorite international newspapers or magazines to their own device," said Igor Smirnoff, chief commercial officer for PressReader. "Guests can wake up and read their hometown paper in their native language from the comfort of their room, even before the issue hits their doorstep at home. We’re proud to offer an eco-friendly newspaper and magazine service to meet the global needs of Shangri-La guests with the amount and selection of content we provide."

About Shangri-La Group 

Shangri-La Group is one of the world’s premier developers, owners and operators of hotel and investment properties which comprises office buildings, commercial real estate and serviced apartments/residences. The Group’s other principal activities include hotel management services as well as property development for sale. It currently owns and/or manages over 100 hotels globally in more than 70 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the Group has a substantial pipeline of upcoming hotel and mixed-use development projects in Australia, Bahrain, Mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.