Makati Shangri-La, Manila (Makati Shangri-La) reopens its doors today, August 8, 2023, after a 30-month hiatus. Building on three decades of history in the heart of Manila’s premier financial and commercial district, the award-winning hotel welcomes guests once again with fresh beginnings.
“Makati Shangri-La, Manila is an iconic landmark that has long been woven into the rich history of Makati City. For the past three decades, the hotel has provided a tranquil sanctuary within the city’s bustling business district,” said Udo Wittich, hotel manager at the Makati Shangri-La, Manila. “The reopening symbolizes a fresh beginning for Makati Shangri-La, Manila. It presents us a unique opportunity to provide guests with refreshed experiences and colourful joys of life that span our accommodations, dining destinations, and even in the ways we work with our community.”
Elevated Stay Experiences
To further elevate its status as one of Makati’s leading corporate business hotels, Makati Shangri-La will be introducing a first-of-its-kind Horizon Club Business Room in the Philippines, designed to provide business travellers an enhanced in-room workshop that provides the perfect blend of comfort, convenience and functionality.
Each Horizon Club Business Room comes equipped with a range of remote work-friendly amenities such as a Omnidesk adjustable standing table paired with ergonomic chair and fuss-free modern electronics featuring dual-screen 4K monitors, speakerphone, mobile stands, and fast-charging cable adaptors. The business traveller-centric design offers a conducive and distraction-free environment for work, ensuring elevated productivity.
Other hotel amenities such as the Health Club also returns to provide guests with state-of-the-art weight training and cardiovascular training systems, as well as a host of personal relaxation options such as the jacuzzi and cold plunge. Amenities such as the outdoor pool, children’s pool, and tennis courts will also be ready for families who desire outdoor activities.
The hotel spa will reopen in the first quarter of 2024.
Celebrating Fresh Beginnings as a Refreshed Dining Destination
The reopening of Makati Shangri-La, Manila will be accompanied by the progressive reopening of Makati Shangri-La’s acclaimed dining outlets.
For the first stage of the reopening, guests can once again experience the light snacks and refreshments at the iconic Lobby Lounge, complete with picturesque views of the revamped hotel gardens.
Helmed by a new Chinese Executive Chef with more than 17 years’ experience in Chinese fine dining cuisine, the hotel’s Cantonese dining staple – Shang Palace – will feature a brand-new menu highlighting among others, eight new signature dishes designed to showcase the very best of Cantonese cuisine. The Executive Chef will also oversee all Chinese banquet menu preparations.
Sage, the hotel’s signature grill restaurant also makes a return with an updated look and a highly focused culinary approach that prioritises sustainably sourced quality ingredients. Guests can enjoy signature beverages such as the Sage Martini, handcrafted using the hotel’s own blend of vermouth and sherry infused with sage or the Sage Negroni as a post-dinner cocktail.
In addition, Makati Shangri-La’s renowned events and banqueting spaces will all reopen from August 8 – ready to host people to the colourful joys of life through memorable events and banquets.
Recharged Commitments to Sustainability and Community Impact
To protect the environment and care for the community in which it operates, Makati Shangri-La remains committed to running its operations in socially and environmentally sustainable ways.
Makati Shangri-La is transitioning even more facets of the hotel’s operations towards sustainability, for instance forgoing single-use toiletries, and shifting to wooden key cards to reduce single-use plastic usage in the hotel. The hotel will also embrace a garden-to-table approach to produce. Key to this is a planned garden at the patio to cultivate herbs and vegetables to be used in certain food and beverage offerings.
As a long-standing member of the Makati community, Makati Shangri-La has entered a partnership with the University of Makati to provide internships and potential full-time employment opportunities for students enrolled in the university’s Hospitality Management program. The partnership will provide additional opportunities to learners eager to begin a career with a world-class name in hospitality.