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Shangri-LA Hotel, Sydney Unveils Guestroom Refurbishment

In October 2011, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney launched 477 newly refurbished and luxurious guestrooms and suites located on levels four to 29 of the hotel.

With a brief to highlight the oversized room layouts and harbour views, interior design company Hassell sought to create a modern oriental style with a theme of oriental blossoms.  To enhance the harbour views, a key feature of the rooms, Hassell designed purpose-built window seating to provide guests with a relaxing space to take in the views below.  Additional features include custom designed furniture and carpet and increased storage space for luggage to enhance guest comfort.

Technological enhancements to the rooms include universal plugs, an iHome dock and Bluetooth media hubs, as well as sensor air conditioning and master lighting that turn off once the guest departs the room, to reduce energy consumption.

“The launch of the newly enhanced guestrooms is a crowning touch to our six-month, A$20 million refurbishment programme,” said General Manager Franz Donhauser.  “Enhancing the comfort and sophistication of our rooms and suites will further strengthen Shangri-La’s position as Sydney’s leading five-star deluxe hotel, and provide a new benchmark for luxury accommodation today’s frequent travellers deserve.”

Located in the historic Rocks district between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney offers spacious and inspired luxury guestrooms and suites.
In addition to a superb location and the city’s largest accommodation among Sydney hotels, the hotel offers guests some of the city’s finest dining, including Altitude Restaurant, a contemporary Australian restaurant, and Blu Bar on 36, each offering views of the city from level 36.

For enquiries and reservations, please contact Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney on (61 2) 9250 6000, e-mail or visit


Jessica Somers
Director of Communications
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Tel: (61 2) 9250 6151
Fax: (61 2) 9250 6116

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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, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. For more information, please visit