If you read my articles or blog you already know Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts is probably my favorite luxury hotel brand and I’m proud to have stayed at many of their properties around the world. I just returned from Singapore and had the opportunity to stay at the Shangri-La Singapore, the company’s very first hotel property. While there, I had a lunch at Shang Palace, the Imperial Chinese restaurant that’s a feature of every Shangri-La hotel.
The restaurant showcases Cantonese cuisine, provincial specialties and Chinese tea culture in an ambience of rich Chinese heritage. The main theme for Shang Palace’s interior décor is “Dining in a Chinese Garden”. Floral motifs take centre stage on the red glass ceiling and exquisite hand-painted walls. Shang Palace has an illustrious 42-year history serving fine Cantonese, Shanghainese (including Huaiyang) and Szechuan cuisine in Singapore since 1971.
Any hotel can spend millions of dollars to create luxurious accommodations and public spaces but it’s the people of the hotel that really make a difference. I am constantly and pleasantly surprised as I find the same, warm, deeply personal service at every Shangri-La hotel I visit.