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Ultratravel Readers Vote Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney "The Best Hotel in Australasia"

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney was named the “Best Hotel in Australasia” at the Ultratravel 100 Awards, which celebrate the 100 finest things in luxury travel from around the world.

The awards ceremony took place at London’s Savoy Hotel on Tuesday, 15 May 2012, and recognised the best luxury hotels, airlines, cruise companies, spas and destinations as voted for by the 500,000 readers of Ultratravel, the Daily Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine.

“We are honoured to receive this esteemed award and to be recognised as the best luxury hotel in Australasia by the loyal Ultratravel readers.  On behalf of our entire staff here at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, we would like to thank our valued guests for their continued and loyal support,” said Franz Donhauser, the hotel’s general manager.

This is the first United Kingdom reader award for Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.

Other notable mentions for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts include Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, named as runner-up for the “Best Hotel in Asia” award, and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, named as runner-up for the “Best Luxury Chain Worldwide” award.

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is located in the historic Rocks district between the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.  In addition to offering panoramic views of the emerald city, the hotel has some of the city’s largest guestrooms among Sydney hotels.  The hotel also has 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 95 hotels with a room inventory of over 40,000.  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 mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit