at the Pier, Cairns Will be Re-positioned and
Re-branded as the Shangri-La Hotel
Overlooking the marina, the hotel is currently being transformed by Sydney based Watermark Architecture and Interiors. In addition, 36 contemporary Marina View Rooms are being constructed, which will become exclusive Horizon Club rooms, measuring over 538 square feet and featuring 11-foot ceilings, wooden floors, luxurious furnishings, ocean-view bathrooms and enormous terraces overlooking the yachts and mountains.
A new innovative restaurant will be located on the Pier's boardwalk in the marina and feature international cuisine round-the-clock, with al fresco seating and open kitchens. Recreational facilities include an outdoor swimming pool situated in over an acre of lush tropical gardens, a fitness center and a 2,690-square-foot spa. Conference facilities will include a 400-seat ballroom, three private boardrooms and two breakout rooms with seating capacity for a further 150 guests.
Jon Hunter, chairman of the Sydney-based Huntercorp Pacific, said: "This partnership with Shangri-La reflects our commitment to working with a renowned brand that is synonymous with highly personalized and award-winning service. Shangri-La has been the benchmark for five-star accommodation in Asia Pacific for a very long time and will take luxury accommodation in Cairns to a whole new level, complementing the recently completed waterfront projects."
Commenting on the new hotel, Shangri-La's chief executive officer and managing director, Giovanni Angelini, said: "This hotel will reinforce Shangri-La's presence in the Australian market, which we entered for the first time earlier this year with the rebranding of the ANA Harbour Grand Hotel as the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. The prime locations of the Shangri-La Hotel, the Marina, Cairns and our hotel in Sydney will strengthen our brand presence in Australia."
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently manages 41 hotels in Australia, mainland China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, with a rooms inventory of over 21,000. It has over 20 projects under development in mainland China, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Dubai, Oman, Qatar and Thailand.
Public Relations Manager, North America
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
1501 Broadway, Suite 502
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 382-3155
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