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May 26, 2014 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila recently completed its full-scale renovation of its Tower Wing guest rooms and suites, including its iconic Lobby Lounge and free-form swimming pool, considered one of the biggest in the metro.

The hotel, the first Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts property to open in the Philippines, began renovations of the Tower Wing in the 2nd quarter of 2012. Leese Robertson Freeman (LRF) Designers Limited, Hong Kong, infused contemporary Filipino touches in the hotel’s overall design. LRF Designers Limited, Hong Kong is the same firm responsible for the interior design of other Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts properties all around the world.

“We at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila are strongly committed to providing our guests with not only the brand of genuine and heartfelt hospitality that 250x250TICBannerwe’ve successfully been known for the last 20 years, but also to provide the best in guest rooms, amenities and facilities,” shared Patrick Schaub, hotel general manager.

For the Tower Wing guest rooms and suites, a mixture of distinct local textures such as woven fibers and smooth wooden panels are evident in the various furnitures and fixtures. This includes the anahaw leaf pattern by the flat screen television panels and mother of pearl appliqué on the desks, cabinets and hardware. Lighter, more vibrant hues were also used to achieve a chic and light Oriental ambience.

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s Lobby Lounge design, as with the hotel’s guest rooms and suites, was also inspired by nature. The color scheme of the grand hall includes golden yellows, reds and blues, complimenting the lush greenery of the garden area, visible through the lounge’s massive floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

A major design highlight of the Lobby Lounge is the stunning trio of opulent sampaguita crystal chandeliers. The sampaguita is known as the Philippines’ national flower and is a symbol for purity, devotion and strength. Each chandelier is composed of 400 strands that hold 3,600 sampaguita crystals. The custom-made carpeting reflects the sampaguita pattern, as well as other Filipino design elements.

Mr. Ricky Isidro, a famous Filipino painter, was commissioned to create a special artwork that hangs above the Lobby Lounge’s bar area. Entitled “Malakas at Maganda,” the painting is inspired by the famous local folklore that narrates the origin of the Filipino race.

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s free-form swimming pool was also refreshed to achieve a stronger tropical feel. An aqua play facility, complete with rubberized flooring, water cannons, fountains and slides, was also constructed specially for children of all ages to enjoy.

For bookings and inquiries, please call (63 2) 633 8888 or email Guests may follow Edsa Shangri-La, Manila on, Twitter and Instagram through @edsashangrila.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000. 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, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, 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, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

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