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Rediscover Makati Shangri-La’s legendary brand of hospitality as it reopens on August 08

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Makati Shangri-La, Manila (Makati Shangri-La) reopened its doors on August 08. Building on three decades of history in the heart of Manila’s premier financial and commercial district, the award-winning hotel welcomed guests once again with fresh beginnings that elevate Makati Shangri-La, Manila’s timeless luxury and legendary brand of service and hospitality. 

“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 colorful 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 introduced a first-of-its-kind Horizon Club Business Room in the Philippines, designed to provide business travelers with 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 an Omnidesk adjustable standing table paired with an ergonomic chair and fuss-free modern electronics featuring dual-screen 4K monitors, speakerphones, mobile stands, and fast-charging cable adaptors. The business traveler-centric design offers a conducive and distraction-free environment for work, ensuring elevated productivity. 

Other hotel amenities such as the Health Club also return 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.  

With excellent dining and a multitude of gastronomic experiences as part of Makati Shangri-La, Manila’s pedigree, the hotel will also be reintroducing a range of Asian and Western cuisine to suit any mood and palate.  

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 of 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 prioritizes sustainably sourced quality ingredients. Guests can enjoy signature beverages such as the Sage Martini, handcrafted using the hotel’s blend of vermouth and sherry infused with sage, or the Sage Negroni as a post-dinner cocktail.  

Other dining establishments such as Circles Event Café and Sage Bar are slated to reopen in the upcoming months.  

In addition, Makati Shangri-La’s renowned events and banqueting spaces also reopened and are ready to host people to the colorful 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 on 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. 

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