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The Asian hotel chain will open its second luxury hotel in Canada
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will open its second hotel in Canada in Toronto this August. Located on the first 17 floors of a new 65-story building on University Avenue, the 202-room Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto will feature iPads in each room, a 24-hour gym with a Refresh Bar, a 20-meter lap pool, and Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie.
Adjacent to the hotel will be Momofuku Toronto, a project that includes four different concept restaurants from David Chang: Noodle Bar, Nikai, Daishō, and Shōtō, which will open its doors later this year.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto will have its own signature restaurant, Bosk. Bosk, which means a small wooded area, will feature a décor of natural oak. The 80-seat restaurant will include a private dining room and an outdoor terrace to be open in the warmer months. Bosk includes a street-level bar with a private dining room that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Guests will be greeted at the entrance with a sculpture by contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Huan and an "urban living room" situated in a three-story atrium that will feature a specially made Fazioli piano. The 90-seat Lobby Lounge will serve food from mid-morning to late night.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts opened the Shangri-La Vancouver in January 2009.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
The Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto is the first property of the leading luxury chain to bring distinctive Asian hospitality to Canada’s largest metropolis. The hotel, in the heart of Toronto, delivers the best of Asian traditions in an original, contemporary way.
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto has received two accolades by the prestigious American magazine, Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List: Best New Hotels 2013” as well as being listed as having one of the “World’s most beautiful pools”.
Inspired by the mythical land in the novel Lost Horizon, the name Shangri-La conveys the serenity for which its properties are famed worldwide. Since 1971, Shangri-La has encompassed the unique characteristics of Asian hospitality: respect, humility, courtesy, helpfulness and sincerity.
Guests entering the hotel are greeted with Asian touches. A giant sculpture from one of China's best-known contemporary artists, Zhang Huan, sets the stage memorably, as do the lobby’s huge calligraphy paintings. The 202 luxury guest rooms are among the largest in Canada and feature Asian-inspired decorations including raw-silk wall coverings and replicas of antique Chinese chairs.
The Eastern theme extends to the hotel’s dining and leisure options. Guests can experience Bosk, the hotel’s signature restaurant with Asian-inspired touches Momofuku restaurant and bar by famed New York chef David Chang and the Lobby Lounge, which offers dim sum. The MirajHammam Spa brings the exotic traditions of the Middle East to Toronto with its authentic treatments.
180 University Ave, Toronto
As it's name suggests, Shangri-La is a tranquil refuge from the stresses and strains of city living. An earthy paradise? Well, that may be an exaggeration, but this striking 66-storey glass tower shared with the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel at the crossroads of the city's business and entertainment districts, arguably offers the pinnacle of Toronto condo living.
Built in 2012, the Shangri-La's soaring tower, glass atrium and signature stainless-steel sculpture is a focal point on University Avenue. A blend of old and new, the sleek, modern construction seamlessly incorporates Bishop's Block, a Georgian rowhouse dating back to the 1830s. The buildings have been painstakingly restored by Westbank Projects as part of the development and now house Soho House Toronto, a private club, restaurant and event space for the film, media and creative industries. Inside, attention has been paid to every glamorous detail of the 392 condominium suites including over-height ceilings, exclusive Italian kitchens, top-of-the-line appliances, closet organizers and automated blinds as standard. The hotel rooms of the Shangri-La Hotel occupy the first 17 floors. Residents access their suites via a high-speed elevator from a private lobby, yet access to all the hotel's indulgent amenities is a part of ownership in the building. This is full service luxury living at it's finest. Realtors and residents alike rate Shangri-La as not just their favourite Queen West condo but among the finest luxury condos in the entire city.
Most Notable Features
Suite Sizes and Layouts: Divided into three Collections, each more opulent than the next, the Residences suites are located on floors 18-49, the Private Estates suites are on floors 50 through 66, with Penthouse Suites on floors 65 and 66. From one-bedroom to two-storey, three bedroom penthouses, with a number of different floor plans, there is something to appeal to every discerning buyer.
Amenities: As a resident, you have use all of the 5-star hotel amenities including a fitness centre, pool and spa, housekeeping and maintenance, room service, concierge, valet and car service. Most of these luxe amenities are included in your maintenance fees, but some are charged on a per-use basis. It comes as a pleasant surprise that Shangri-La's maintenance fees run below average for the city and are remarkably reasonable for a luxury condominium.
Convenience: So much is right there in the building that you could spend days without needing to go outside. And if you don't fancy taking care of it yourself, a wealth of first-rate service providers are at your door.
- Excellent 1,400
- Very Good 228
- Average 83
- Poor 30
- Terrible 18
Downtown / Downtown West / Bay Street Corridor / Entertainment District / Financial District / Old Toronto
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The Shangri-La Hotel Toronto has been open on University near Adelaide since September 2012, instantly reshaping Toronto's soaring skyline with a prominent 702 foot stretch, making it one of the top 10 tallest buildings in Toronto.
Like pretty much all the other new swanky hotels the top floors, consisting of 353 units, are all residential condos.
The lower floors serve as the hotel portion, with a mere 202 rooms and suites dedicated to TIFF wannabes, tourists and adults like me looking to escape their kids for a night of peace.
Equally prominent is the striking sculpture by Zhang Huan, called Rising, which features a beast surrounded by a flock of pigeons greeting guests from the University Avenue entrance. Inside, the plush interior is properly posh.
The lobby doubles as the hotel's popular tea room, featuring a fancy Fazioli piano with rotating crooners serenading the room for a distinctly mature atmosphere.
Although we arrived about an hour after the usual check-in time, we were still instructed to wait in hotel purgatory - the lobby bar. Tea is the real deal here, with 68 hand-picked teas, or more alluring, the nifty library-like five-volume book of cocktails, wine and beer.
Asian inspired influences prove not so subtle here, with artwork pretty much stuffed into every nook and cranny, including the glass encased display boxes in the hallways leading to hotel rooms.
Feng shui aside, the rooms, which are dubbed 'among the largest in the downtown core' feel pretty claustrophobic.
The foyer opens to a closet, bathroom and 'bar' area, which are almost spacious compared to the bedroom area that feels slightly crammed with a desk, TV console, king size bed and twin nightstands.
A charged up and waiting iPad is your key to room service and concierge services but sadly no Fruit Ninja.
The bathroom is like something out of a Brian Gluckstein wet dream Carrara marble covers almost every inch and a glitzy gold framed mirror and a handsome vanity flank the sink. The deep soaker tub clinches the room as my favourite part of the room. Toiletries from L'Occitane enhance the spa like spirit.
Small amentities improve the morning routine, like the Nespresso Zenius Coffee Machine, which shoots out java juice with a mash of the button and the automated window coverings letting you know the sun is up and it's time to get out.
On site is the massive Miraj Hammam Spa , as well as a 9,000 square foot gym that I didn't set one foot in. I did venture down in jammies to the Milk bar to grab cookies at next door Momofuku , which has a few stairs going up, and back down - so that counts, right?
Rooms start at $400 a night, which is on pretty much on par with the other luxury hotels dotted around downtown. Unfortunately, also on par are the incidents of falling glass. Four incidents in almost two years ranks them pretty high among the competition - somewhere, a smug Donald Trump is tenting his fingers a la Mr Burns. excellent .
Luxurious Shangri-La Hotel set to open August 7
Toronto&rsquos newest luxury property, the Shangri-La Hotel, is set to open August 7 next year. At 1.30 p.m.
That precision just hints at the attention to detail by developer Ian Gillespie who&rsquos determined the Shangri-La will have a leg up on the downtown&rsquos burgeoning well-heeled pack from the very minute it opens.
Timing is everything, says Gillespie, but not because the Shangri-La is about to enter a suddenly crowded five-star field, given the recent opening of the Ritz-Carlton, to be followed by Trump Tower in January and the new Four Seasons next summer.
Rather, Gillespie&rsquos development partner, Ben Yeung, is a devout Buddhist who has tied the opening of every one of the Vancouver-based duo&rsquos $5 billion in commercial and residential projects to important dates on the Buddhist calendar.
&ldquoI know this is going to sound strange, but it&rsquos brought us a great amount of good fortune,&rdquo says Gillespie.
Every little bit is definitely going to help as Toronto heads for what some have called a five-star faceoff, with 1,000 new hotel rooms likely to start at $400-a-night and up.
Gillespie shrugs that off: &ldquoWe build Porsches. Others manufacture cars.&rdquo
Trump general manager Mickael Damelincourt welcomes the competition. &ldquoI think it will be good for all of us and gives the luxury traveller some choice.&rdquo
The 66-storey Living Shangri-La Toronto project at University Ave. and Adelaide St., built by Gillespie&rsquos Westbank Development Corp. and Yeung&rsquos Peterson Group, is largely a construction zone with four floors yet to be poured.
But Gillespie whisked media and realtors in construction elevators to the 6th floor&rsquos two model hotel rooms Wednesday, both of which speak to the stringent standards attached to the Shangri-La name.
Custom finished with exotic Sapele wood and elegant detailing, these rooms aren&rsquot meant just to show off for the crowd. They are test models for a team of Shangri-La quality-control experts.
&ldquoWe have to start again if the bed is an inch too high, if they don&rsquot like the fabrics, if the towels aren&rsquot just right,&rdquo says Gillespie.
This is just the second foray into North America for the Asia-based Shangri-La brand. Gillespie and Yeung also built the 62-storey Vancouver hotel/condo property in 2008 which the Shangri-La manages.
Toronto&rsquos will be bigger and even better, says Gillespie&mdash right from the art installation by Shanghai contemporary artist Zhang Huan that will start at its front doors and soar up its façade, to the Momofuku restaurant of noted Korean-American chef David Chang.
The first 17 floors will be occupied by the 202-room hotel with what has to be the best hot tub in town. It&rsquos encased in &ldquothe ice cube&rdquo a massive glass enclosure offering fabulous views up and down University Ave.
Eighty percent of the condos and &ldquoestate&rdquo suites above the hotel &mdash condos start at almost $1 million and the larger estate suites run up to $9.3 million &mdash have already been sold.
There are still three two-storey penthouses left. For more than $9 million you&rsquoll get a 3,300 to 3,500 square foot unit and a hot tub perched on what&rsquos believed to be the highest terraces in town.
Gillespie has already snagged one for himself. He sees Toronto as a promising new frontier and can scout out development sites from here.
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35 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings Of 2021
Even though travel was thwarted for many in 2020, the outlook for 2021 is promising. Hotels pivoted with creative offerings like workations and unusual takeout menus, the resilient hospitality industry has made health security its top priority and brands big and small are forging ahead with new hotel openings all over the globe.
After a year filled with quarantines, lockdowns and sheltering in place, we can’t wait to check into a luxury hotel. Here is Forbes Travel Guide’s definitive list of the hot new places to visit when you travel next.
Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid
Madrid’s grande dame will undergo the most extensive restoration in its 110-year history. When it reopens as a Mandarin Oriental hotel, it will still carry vestiges of its Belle Époque style, but with updated offerings like suites in the top-floor turrets with balconies facing the Prado Museum and Lealtad Square.
Peek inside Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts.
Resorts World Las Vegas
The Strip’s first new casino resort in 11 years, Resorts World will pack its ruby towers with three hotels — Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts Conrad Las Vegas and Las Vegas Hilton — 117,000 square feet of gaming, nightclubs from popular Asia party purveyor Zouk Group, a 5,000-capacity theater and a 222,000-square-foot pool complex.
St. Regis To Double Its Resorts And Update Iconic Service
NOLA will get a new grand hotel.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans
Moving into downtown’s riverfront World Trade Center, the 341-room hotel intends to be a culinary contender, enlisting NOLA chef Alon Shaya (whose Saba is a must-visit) for its modern Louisiana restaurant and Instagrammable bar. And there will be a restaurant from Donald Link, the stalwart behind local institutions like Herbsaint, Cochon and Pêche Seafood Grill. Before you feast, visit the spa, outdoor pool and 34th-floor observation deck overlooking the city.
Bulgari will light up Paris.
Bulgari Hotel Paris
The City of Light will gleam even more with the addition of this gem from the luxe jewelry company in the exclusive Triangle d’Or area. Expect top-notch craftsmanship in its 76 accommodations (mostly suites), spa and restaurant and bar that open onto a courtyard.
Aman New York
The Aman brand will debut its first urban hotel in the 100-year-old Crown Building. Architect Jean-Michel Gathy’s sleek East-meets-West design will impress, as will the working fireplaces in all rooms (a rarity in NYC), the 10th-floor terrace, the jazz club and a 25,000-square-foot spa.
Your next wellness destination.
Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences
Tucked on tranquil Singer Island, this oceanfront resort will deliver an essential dose of wellness that melds Eastern philosophies with Western technology. Its 100,000 square feet of wellness offerings include Florida’s first indoor/outdoor hydrothermal circuit, robust yoga programming and a team of naturopaths, nutritionists, acupuncturists, osteopaths and more.
Get moving at this ski haven.
Montage Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky Resort’s first luxury hotel, this year-round modern mountain retreat will be a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. It will offer ski-in/ski-out access to 5,800 skiable acres (it’s the second-largest U.S. ski resort after Park City), entry to a Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, three fly-fishing rivers and trails for hiking, snowshoeing and more.
Revel in chic island bliss.
Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam
On Long Beach in Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s idyllic island getaway, you’ll encounter the all-suite-and-villa resort (villas will have infinity pools and up to seven bedrooms). Follow your path to wellness at the expansive spa, which includes a rooftop yoga pavilion, and replenish at six spots, including Oku, a Franco-Japanese steakhouse and omakase counter.
A popular casino will become a luxury destination.
Resort at San Manuel Casino, Highland, California
This SoCal casino is betting big on an expansion. To go head-to-head with destinations like Vegas, San Manuel will add an as-yet-unnamed luxury resort with 429 accommodations in desert hues, a full-service spa, a sprawling pool deck with a bar and cabanas, and an entertainment venue (the latter will arrive in 2022).
Soak up the marble-filled bathroom.
Shangri-La Hotel, Jeddah
Along the Red Sea, Shangri-La’s 235 rooms feel beachy and modern with softwood splashes of teal, blue and gray and water vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows. The white-marble-filled bathrooms are pure indulgence. The Jeddah hotel also will welcome Saudi Arabia’s first outpost of acclaimed Chinese restaurant Shang Palace.
A St. Barts favorite returns.
Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth
Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth
Severe damage from the 2017 hurricanes forced Le Guanahani to shutter, and it’s remained closed since then. But this summer it will emerge with a new look and a new name. While Rosewood will take over, you can expect the same polished service, plentiful amenities (tennis, a kids club and a spa) and incredible views from its perch on a secluded sun-drenched peninsula.
The Rome EDITION
Italy’s first EDITION will reside in a historical building designed by Cesare Pascoletti and Rationalist architect Marcello Piacentini. Among the 95 accommodations, keep an eye on the penthouse with its 1,300-square-foot terrace. Other things to watch for: excellent cocktails at Punch Room Bar and a rooftop swimming pool.
Swim in one of North America’s longest pools.
The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley
The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley, Arizona
Stretched across 20 acres overlooking Camelback Mountain in The Palmeraie development, the hotel provides room to roam. Suites and detached casitas will connect by courtyard gardens and shaded walkways. The nearly 400-foot resort pool will be one of North America’s longest, and an indoor/outdoor spa will specialize in desert-inspired healing.
It’s all in the British details.
The Londoner Macao
Following Macau’s The Venetian and The Parisian, Sands China will take on London. The British-themed resort will launch two all-suite properties, Londoner Court and The Londoner Hotel, the latter boasts Macau’s first celebrity-designed suites on its top two floors from David Beckham. Overall expect fun English touches, like a Changing of the Guard ceremony featuring 20 artists, statues of everything from a punk to a beefeater near the elevators, and a red phone booth.
Stay at this elegant beachfront escape.
The St. Regis Bermuda Resort
The St. Regis Bermuda Resort
While the soft sand and placid waters steal your attention, don’t bypass the beachfront hotel’s casino — the first for both the St. Regis brand and Bermuda — the adjacent historic Fort St. Catherine, BLT Steak restaurant, a St. Regis Kids Club and the elegant and soothing white-and-cream rooms.
Check into an individually designed suite.
Sitting along the banks of Lake Geneva, this Oetker Collection hotel could get by on location alone. But with 26 individually designed suites, restaurants L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Le Jardinier, a Wellness Institute by Maison Guerlain and Geneva’s longest indoor swimming pool, The Woodward just might make you forget about the Jet d’Eau.
Rooms have authentic decor.
Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection
Bishop’s Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection, Santa Fe
Bordering Santa Fe National Forest is a landmark that was originally the home of Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy and later the Pulitzer family. Pretend the 100-room hotel is your domicile with local décor (kiva fireplaces, woven Navajo rugs), an art gallery, stables, chef Dean Fearing’s Southwestern restaurant SkyFire and a 12-bedroom bunkhouse.
The beach takes center stage.
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale
Miami-based architect Kobi Karp (who also worked on the renovated Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club) told us that he took inspiration from the yachts that glide by the property when he conceived his distinctive design. The 22-story, block-long waterfront hotel will be anchored in a linear park with tropical gardens.
A new reason to visit Provo.
The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos
Staking a prized parcel along Grace Bay Beach, this will be Providenciales’ tallest hotel when it opens this summer. Within its three 12-story towers, The Ritz-Carlton will have a casino, several restaurants and bars and a spa. Despite these lures, the crystal-clear waters just outside likely will be its biggest attraction.
A midcentury-modern icon is reborn.
Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles
Built on a former 1950s movie studio lot, this icon debuted in 1966 as a large midcentury-modern marvel from Minoru Yamasaki (the architect behind NYC’s original World Trade Center). Design firm Yabu Pushelberg will honor that past while updating the 400-room hotel with amenities like a state-of-the-art spa outfitted with a Himalayan salt room.
Stay in Dubai’s dazzling floating hotel.
Sea Palace Resort, Dubai
Dubai is a destination filled with outlandish, futuristic hotels. The latest entrant will be this floating hotel encircled by six detachable houses that’s docked near Dubai Marina. Powered by solar energy, the houses will have self-sterilizing air filters, glass floors to watch the marine life below and contemporary furniture from Aston Martin.
Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle
Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle
The sole hotel within the grounds of the Palace of Versailles will undoubtedly deliver opulence (the property’s buildings have been restored to their original 18th-century splendor). And the 14-room hotel will provide ultra-exclusive perks, like private estate tours and direct access to the Orangerie and Pièce d’Eau des Suisses. You’ll also feel like a modern-day Louis XVI with an Alain Ducasse restaurant and a Valmont spa.
Expect eye-catching design.
Grand Lisboa Palace, Macau
Much like Macau itself, this integrated resort will fuse Eastern (Chinese motifs and chinoiserie) and Western (European buildings) sensibilities. It will encompass three hotels: Grand Lisboa Palace Palazzo Versace, overseen by Donatella Versace and, our pick, The Karl Lagerfeld, the world’s only tower with its interiors fully designed by the late fashion legend.
The colored glass is supposed to recall Lake Michigan’s waters.
The St. Regis Chicago
Downtown’s undulating blue-green-glass-covered tower — Chicago’s third-tallest building — will house the Midwest’s only St. Regis. Inside the 101-story structure, there will be restaurants (a fine-dining option and a casual spot overlooking the river) from the group behind Five-Star Alinea, a sky bar, an indoor pool with a terrace and a spa.
Be surrounded by Kyoto’s natural beauty.
Roku Kyoto, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Roku Kyoto, LXR Hotels & Resorts
LXR, Hilton’s new luxury collection, will introduce its first Asia Pacific hotel. It also will mark the first Kyoto property across all Hilton brands. Nestled in the foothills of the Takagamine mountains, the 114-room Roku will be part of the 28.6-acre Shozan Resort with its Japanese gardens, historic architecture and authentic tea houses.
Escape to the Adriatic coast.
One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
One&Only decided on Montenegro as the setting for its first European hotel. The Adriatic coast hideaway will make its mark with Chenot Espace, a spa with cutting-edge treatments to boost vitality, and Sabia, a restaurant from popular Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli. Another distinguishing feature will be a presidential suite whose wine cellar can be stocked with your choice of 260-plus bottles from the region.
Put Punta Cana on your bucket list.
Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana
Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This will be the first Live Aqua outside of Mexico from Posadas, the country’s leading hotel company. Like its San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City sister properties, the 347-suite hotel will showcase design, but it will be unique with peaceful gardens, soothing fountains, gushing waterfalls and a private beach.
A new hotel lands in London.
Pan Pacific London
Pan Pacific’s Europe debut will flaunt design from Yabu Pushelberg, a well-being floor with a dramatic infinity pool and more landscaped outdoor space than any other luxury hotel in the area. But fans of Bake Off: The Professionals will want to visit to taste confections from executive pastry chef Cherish Finden, who is a judge on the show.
The hotel straddles the jungle and beach.
Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection
Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection, Riviera Nayarit
One side of the Punta Mita escape will have a thick jungle and the other will have the white sands of Banderas Bay. The 59-suite hotel will take the boho-chic aesthetic that’s popular among area properties and elevate it with handcrafted finishes, artisanal wall coverings and local artwork. Another luxe addition: three scallop-shaped pools cascading down to the beach.
The W will sit next to Hudson’s Bay in Yorkville.
Yorkville will get a surge of energy when this nine-story, 254-room hotel hits the scene. It will have a lobby lounge with a courtyard, live DJs, a recording studio and a coffee and cocktail bar, though you’ll be drawn to the Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar pouring vermouth and amaro cocktails.
Florida gets a second Mandarin Oriental.
Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton
The brand’s second Florida property (Miami is the first) will land in Boca. The 158-room hotel will unveil two rooftop pools a spa a Mandarin Oriental cake shop and rooms with vistas of downtown or the fairways (Jack Nicklaus is redesigning the adjacent 18-hole golf course).
Buckhead gets a residential-style hotel.
Condo towers frequently sprout up in Atlanta’s tony Buckhead, and now the area will have a new tenant: Thompson will bring 201 rooms with chevron-patterned wood floors and marble mosaic-tiled bathrooms a lobby with an intimate bar and local art and a rooftop pool and lounge.
Take in the fresh design and blue waters.
The 45-suite hotel lies behind the gates of Puerto Cancun (which also has an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course, a private marina and 100-plus shops). But SLS will furnish its own amenities, like interiors from contemporary Italian designer Piero Lissoni, a sizzling beach club and Japanese-Argentine fusion from chef Jose Icardi.
Rosewood will make its Spain debut.
Rosewood Villa Magna, Madrid
Rosewood’s inaugural property in Spain will make a home for itself on Paseo de la Castellana, a major boulevard teeming with shopping, restaurants, cultural attractions and historical landmarks. The hotel will offer 150 well-appointed guest rooms and suites and a Sense, A Rosewood Spa.
The Dubai EDITION
EDITION snagged a prime location for its second Middle East hotel (the first is in Abu Dhabi): it’s across from Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping destinations. Inside the fashionable hotel, expect 210 rooms and suites, seven restaurants, pools and deck dining and a spa.
A sneak peek of the new restaurant opening at the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver (PHOTOS)
Here's an exciting update to the news we got in February about the new restaurant opening very soon inside the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Vancouver: We now know the name, concept, and what it will look like.
In partnership with Vancouver's Kitchen Table Group (Pourhouse, Ask For Luigi, Di Beppe), Shangri-La is about to be home to Miantiao, a high-end restaurant offering Italian-Chinese cuisine.
Miantiao means "noodle" in Mandarian, and noodles in their many forms and styles are cores of both Italian and Chinese cuisine.
"The Miantiao culinary program can be described as Italian cuisine elevated with Chinese sensibilities, and Chinese gastronomy uplifted by the elegant simplicity of Italian cuisine," explained the hotel in a media release back in March, noting the restaurant will feature "the very best of Italian, Chinese and Canadian ingredients."
We're told further details about the menu are still to come ahead of opening.
Unfortunately, though, while Miantiao was initially aiming to be open May 7, we're now looking at a summertime debut - and, hopefully, that means indoor dining will be back on the table for B.C. restaurants.
Vancouver doesn't have a massive legacy of Italian-Chinese fusion, though it's clear Asian-Italian can work if we take the meld of Japanese and Italian on offer at the award-winning Kissa Tanto in Chinatown as a contemporary example.
There's plenty of reason for optimism with Miantiao, however, as Kitchen Table has a solid rep and has some really terrific and enduring restaurants on its banner. Heading up this project for KT is Chef Alex Tung, who is the group's Culinary Director.
Tung, who himself has worked with Jean-Georges Vongertichten of the Shangr-La's previous Market restaurant - as well as other culinary luminaries - has spent a great deal of time working as a hospitality and culinary consultant and brand ambassador.
Joining Tung at the helm will be Executive Chef Tret Jordan (Loden Hotel, Wentworth Hospitality) and Chef de Cuisine Justin Lee (Superflux, Crowbar). The Miantiao front-of-house team will be led by General Manager Hao-Yang Wang (Farmer&rsquos Apprentice, Grapes & Soda, West), Bar Manager Gianluigi (Luigi) Bosco (Lombardi, Shangri-La Vancouver) and Wine Director David Steele (South by Southwest Wine Imports, Shangri-La Vancouver).
That's a pretty stacked crew of talented innovators and hospitality pros, which makes Miantiao all the more exciting.
A little more on the space, which will have two dining rooms, the Friulian-inspired Frasca Room, and the Jia Dining Room, and a bar and lounge area where you can still enjoy ordering from a full menu.
&ldquoFrom the design to our menus to our style of service, Miantiao embraces rituals shared by both Chinese and Italian cultures surrounding food, family and memories made and celebrated around the table,&rdquo says Tung. &ldquoI&rsquom personally excited to transport locals and visitors alike on a unique and stimulating journey for the senses that celebrates the many similarities and culinary traditions that have long been shared by both countries.&rdquo
In October 2019 we learned that Market by Jean-Georges would end its run as the year came to a close, with plans to have the new concept in the space renovated, re-branded, and re-launched by spring. Of course, no one counted on a global pandemic to stall the works.
In February, Shanrgi-La revealed that Kitchen Table would be partnering with them for the new restaurant.
This is the second hotel project for Kitchen Table, which last summer took charge of Giovane Café at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. While the coffee bar side of Giovane is open for take-out, the entire space is currently being transformed into Giovane Bacaro, a wine bar and café inspired by Venice, Italy.