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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Embraces Health and Wellness on Global Wellness Day

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Embraces Health and Wellness on Global Wellness Day

Shangri-La properties around the world invite guests and members of the public 
to find their #ParadiseWithin 
Penang, 27 May 2016 – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang and Golden Sands Resort, Penang invite guests, colleagues and communities to find their #ParadiseWithin on Global Wellness Day, an international celebration of health and wellness, on Saturday, 11 June 2016.  Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world will celebrate the event.
Both Rasa Sayang and Golden Sands will jointly host free wellness activities and offerings surrounding Global Wellness Day to promote healthy and mindful living.  The event will be held in the Rasa Sayang garden from 8 to 11 a.m. with fun activities, such as a Rooted in Nature cooking demonstration using locally sourced ingredients by YouTube sensation Steve Owens, beachside tai chi, Zumba dance workout and a chef offering detox drinks to all participants.
During the event, participants will have the opportunity to meet Hannah Tan, singer-songwriter, actress, model and television personality.  Hannah will speak about her travel experience and hilarious moments while learning yoga in India recently.
“Travel is not only a discovery of the world around us, but can also lead to an exploration within oneself to find moments of happiness, exhilaration, contentment or serenity,” said Todd Hewitt, corporate director of spa, health clubs and recreation at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
“With Shangri-La’s participation in Global Wellness Day, we hope this helps guests and colleagues not only find their #ParadishWithin but also foster a greater sense of place and connection to our incredible destinations,” said Hewitt.
Shangri-La will celebrate Global Wellness Day with the global community on social media.  Guests and members of the public can join the movement by hashtagging posts with #ParadiseWithin and #GWD2016.
“Global Wellness Day is all about encouraging healthy lifestyles and positive living.  What better way to spread the word than through the global connectivity of social media?” said Hewitt.  “We look forward to sharing, liking and following along on our properties’ and guests’ journeys toward living well.”
Global Wellness Day
In 2012, Global Wellness Day was established in Turkey as the first day dedicated to living well.  The observation was officially celebrated in 73 countries in 2015.  For more information on Global Wellness Day, please visit

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit

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Golden Sands Resort, Penang Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia


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