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EDSA Shangri-La, Manila, An Urban Retreat

October 29, 2015 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

In the midst of the busy and concrete Ortigas center exists a tropical oasis that serves as an urban retreat for the weary traveler.

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A hotel open to all those who seek refuge in its tranquil surroundings. Shangri-La’s resort and leisure hotel in Mandaluyong, Edsa more than just welcomed and accommodated tourists, businessmen and locals for over two decades, but created a personal connection to all who have stepped inside its doors. In a span of time, Edsa Shangri-La became part of their story as the hotel bear witnessed every milestone and success of their guests.  Once a fictional paradise existing only on the pages of James Hilton’s 1930s novel Lost Horizon, Shangri-La became a reality to the community, it belongs to, and has managed to consistently deliver the best hospitality service for each guest, which Shangri-La is known for the world over.


Amit Oberoi, the newly appointed General Manager of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila returns to the city from Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, where he served as General Manager for three years. A fine hotelier who started in humbling beginnings as a headwaiter and rose through the ranks with an extensive background in food and beverage from hotels in India, Switzerland and the Philippines. Oberoi brings twenty years of solid experience to Edsa Shangri-La, Manila with a strong grasp of the Asian market. He is no stranger to the Philippines, as he has spent the past five years with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and was the previous Resident Manager of Makati Shangri-La in 2009.


Delightfully peaceful and harmonious, this urban retreat provide a haven for families, couples and explorers of all ages to relax, renew and discover. Take refuge in a tropical sanctuary without leaving the city that offers a private retreat. Aside from 631 plush and elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites, the hotel provides an array of engaging activities for children of all ages and even for the kid’s at heart.  Guests are treated to a complimentary access to the newly refurbished and unrivaled Health Club, gastronomic indulgence at any of its 6 restaurants – HEAT all day dining buffet, and specialty restaurants including Paparazzi, Senju, and Summer Palace, unadulterated relaxation at the legendary CHI, The Spa, privilege at your convenience in the exclusive Horizon Club,  lagoon shaped swimming pool and aqua play, 24-hour facilities and services, and easy access to the country’s premiere shopping destinations.


Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is taking your usual city getaway to different heights by creating every family’s dream luxury vacation right inside the metropolis. On weekends, fun-filled kiddie activities abound with the dynamic Cubs and Cubbies program. Kids will surely enjoy an array of “off-the-couch” activities, patterned from the goals and objectives of being a scout and redesigned in place of a less serious environment. Kids from 5 to 11 years old may participate in all or any of the Cubs Hangout training activities in stored for them – Meet Pacu, Larong Pinoy, Plant & Garden, My Kitchen Moment, My Movie Time, Learn-A-Magic-Trick and Recycled Crafts. The cubs can earn and collect badges for every task completed. A dedicated indoor playroom is available for the toddlers or cubbies 4 years old and below at the Garden Wing featuring a baby gym and amusing doodling activities. The Weekend City Resort activities provide an option for parents to leave the children for the entire day or for selected activities.


Find time to take a break from the monotony, stress and hassles of work. Other members of the family may also take pleasure in Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s recreational facilities with the Total Wellness program by Health Club and Chi, The Spa. A first-of-its-kind, the Health Club pioneers the “Move, Refuel and Recover”philosophy of holistic wellness, fusing state-of-the-art fitness programs with healthy food selections and the overall wellness expertise that CHI, The Spa is known for. The Health Club is a source of energy, pleasure and relaxation, which provides a way to attain and maintain a healthy lifestyle and well-being.

The Health Club brings a unique workout experience with 5 dedicated fitness zones designed to offer non-intimidating workout environment ideal for all users of all levels. It boasts fully-equipped modern and innovative facilities to help achieve personal fitness goals. The Up-to-the-Moment Cardio Section consists of state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines that features Internet connectivity, Swipe technology and smartphone-compatible custom-workout settings. Training Zone highlighting Synergy 360s for various functional exercises along with a Boxing and Mixed-Martial Arts Section equipped with the revolutionary BoxMaster. The Exclusive Triathlon Training Zone provides world-class equipment – the Vasa Swim Ergometer, Google Map-powered Tour de France Bike and Treadmill. A dedicated Flexibility and Stretching Section boasts the Flex Area by Pavigym and Stott-Pilates Spring Wall.

Family may opt to enjoy the activities together or individually. Teens can participate in dance classes and outdoor cinema while parents refresh and relax with Chi, The Spa’s signature treatments and get on the move with the Health Club’s fitness programs offering unique workout experience. Other outdoor facilities are also available such as free-form swimming pool with a dedicated slide pool and Aqua Play, and two outdoor tennis courts.


Taking the best of what Edsa Shangri-La, Manila has to offer, the renowned hotel has opened a completely new category in hotel hospitality with its Horizon Club, offering personalized service and exclusive privileges for its discerning patrons at their most convenient time. The Horizon Club benefit starts as soon as guests arrive from the airport, where a hotel limousine awaits. Once inside the hotel, they are entitled to an exclusive access to a private lounge, which include additional privileges such as late check-out time until 4:00 pm, daily buffet breakfast, high tea, cocktails and canapes. To personalize their stay even further, a dedicated club Concierge will be available to take care of all their needs, including travel arrangements and basic translation services for international guests. It also provides daily convenience of every business traveler from high-speed internet, workstations, and complimentary usage of any of the Horizon meeting rooms. Top it off with secretarial services available for any guest’s disposal. Aside from enjoying its 24-hour convenience, the lounge offers a quiet escape high above the 14th floor perfect for a quiet read or private meetings  while enjoying a breathe taking view of the city.


Together with the resort-inspired rooms and amenities, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila brings patrons to an epicurean journey that will captivate the palate with a new line of seasoned specialty chefs. Experience all their signature dishes in a newly revamped HEAT all-day dining restaurant. Where in it introduces a new bold dining concept, which raises the bar in the culinary scene. The famed buffet reveals eight seasoned specialty chefs presenting eight signature dishes in one gastronomic experience. Their mastery of the nuances of international cuisines adds modern flair and dynamic variations across the elaborate open-theatre kitchen. Headed by the newly appointed Executive Chef, Tobias Unger, a native in Germany, bringing vast culinary experience rooted from Shangri-La. He worked in Kerry Hotel, Pudong Shanghai and Shangri-La Hotel Ningbo before joining Edsa Shangri-La, Manila. Along with Chef Tobias is the new Executive Sous Chef, Roxanne Castillo, the only female and Filipino Chef in the line-up bringing more than a decade of international experience to the hotel.  

Discover a tantalizing showcase of Chinese gourmet heritage and indulge in the finest Cantonese cuisine masterfully created by returning Executive Chinese Chef Tony Sum at the renowned Chinese restaurant in the metro, Summer Palace. If Japanese food is what you are craving for, bask in the artistic Japanese specialties that Senju has to offer, a trifecta of culinary excellence prepared by Japanese Executive Chef, Yuske Hino. He imparts his skills and shows off the art of creating authentic Japanese cuisine in a modern and contemporary setting with exciting flavours grounded in tradition. Savor the very best of Italian fare through Paparazzi’s delectable dishes with classic flavours by Edsa Shanrgi-La, Manila’s newly appointed Italian Executive Chef Marco Ghezzi who brought with him his expertise in Italian  food and designed his specialties to highlight true authentic style, just the way it is supposed to be back home for Chef Marco.

Edsa Shangri-La Manila will continue to remain delighting each guest every time by creating authentic experience straight from the heart. To create your next Shangri-La story, please contact our Information Center through call (63 2) 633 8888 or email esl@shangri-la.com. Visit www.shangri-la.com/manila/edsashangrila or stay connected, like Facebook.com/edsashangrila, follow @edsashangrila on Twitter and @edsashangrila on Instagram.

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