Shangri- La Hotel Dubai: Spoilt for a Choice

Sandip Hor | @notintownlive | 28 Nov 2018, 10:14 am

Shangri- La Hotel Dubai: Spoilt for a Choice

Dubai is a city like no other.

Towering glass-paned skyscrapers, endless shopping, inspiring food options and hordes of entertainment combine with warm sea water, sprawling desert sand and warm Arabian hospitality to make this high octane metropolis the destination of choice for more than 14 million visitors annually. And the visit becomes memorable when you are staying at the Shangri-La Hotel, often referred by many guests as a luxurious oasis in the desert city. Convenient location, ultramodern facilities and above average services makes it an extremely popular stay-option for visitors in Dubai for pleasure or business. 

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the heart of the city, the 42-storey property is a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and only 5 minutes from the Dubai Convention Centre and World Trade Centre. The hotel sits opposite Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and is within close proximity to the Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest man-made structure. 

The city’s main touristy lures - popular sea beaches, heritage village, museums, ancient mosques, and traditional bazaars are not far away either. Most of these joints can easily reached by the very efficient Dubai Metro which has a station almost at the hotel’s doorstep.

Guests can choose from 302 luxurious rooms and suites, each of which boasts of Arabian inspired luxury. Splendid views and well selected furnishing and artefacts proclaim nothing but class and elegance as expected in any Shangri-La property. Each room feature flat screen television, complimentary internet access, full-sized writing desk, telephone, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, as well as the bathroom with separate bathtub, shower and exclusive toiletries. 
Guests staying in the exclusive Horizon Club rooms enjoy privileges and superb facilities, including express check-in/out and access to the Horizon Club Lounge with complimentary all-day refreshments, private health club and indoor infinity pool. As Dubai is crowded with expats, the hotel’s 126 fully furnished serviced apartments are a good choice for those keen on long-stay living.
“Spoilt for choice” is perhaps the right phrase to express the dining experience at any of the hotels seven restaurants and bars that entice guests with an authentic culinary journey through Vietnam, China and the Middle East, in addition to standard international menus. Experienced teams deliver an authentic experience through the food and culture of each restaurant. Shangri-La’s world-renowned service ensures a memorable meal for each and every guest.

While signature restaurant Shang Palace delivers the traditions of authentic Chinese cuisine, dining at the award-winning Hoi An is a true journey through Vietnam. Chef Pham Ngoc Quan, with his youthful enthusiasm serves recipes from the royal city of Huế to the bustling cities of Hanoi, using freshest ingredients from different regions of Vietnam. No one misses here the signature spring rolls or crispy lobster ravioli for subtle, yet flavourful spices.

Breakfast is served at the Dunes Café where the buffet spread includes items from the kitchens of India and China, in addition to all the other usual items from a variety of juices, fruits, cereals, salads, cold cuts, and bakery products to sausages and eggs prepared to orders. The venue is also open for lunch and dinner. The live open kitchen is a stage for the chef’s engaging performances to prepare gastronomical delights from Asia’s noodles, sushi and sashimi, and Middle Eastern mezze to tempting mains dishes including superb daily roasts, grilled fish and select meat cuts.
The hotel offers many facilities to relax, keep fit and shed off those extra calories gained. These include resort style swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, state-of-the-art gymnasium, movement studio, squash or tennis court and world-class spa centre, where the principles of vitality, fitness and beauty combine in unique well-being therapies

For the business minded, the hotel is perfect for all types of meetings, conferences and banquets.

A special feature of the Shangri-La Hotel is its 24-hour check in and check out gateway which suits travellers halting in Dubai for a brief period en-route to Europe, Africa and other parts of Asia and the Middle East.

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