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November 25, 2010 | By Benoit Lebourgeois, Special to the Los Angeles Times
'Tis the season to be jolly for affluent travelers headed to Paris with the opening Dec. 17 of a new Shangri-La Hotel in the capital’s tony 16 th arrondissement . The Hong Kong hotel group’s inaugural foray into the luxury European market comes two months after the Royal Monceau reopened as a Raffles hotel. (Fans of the Peninsula and Mandarin Oriental will have to wait into next year or beyond to stay at Paris outposts of those brands.
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September 25, 2013 | By David Ng
Christie's is officially joining the stampede of fine-art companies seeking big money in China. The venerated British auction house will hold its first art sale in mainland China on Thursday, signaling its intention to become a major player among the country's wealthy collectors. The Shanghai auction will feature a mix of Western and Chinese contemporary art, including pieces by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Ed Ruscha. Christie's, which already has a lucrative presence in Hong Kong, claims that it is the first foreign art auction house to receive a license to operate in China without a local partner.
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July 18, 2011 | By Susan Spano, Special to the Los Angeles Times
A suite atop the new Shangri-La Hotel in Paris boasts a 1,000-square-foot terrace overlooking a slice of heaven: the City of Light, from Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower. At the balustrade you can see half a dozen bridges over the Seine, the Grand and Petit Palais, Les Invalides, Tour Montparnasse, Île de la Cité, the Pantheon and Tuileries Gardens. It's like Google Earth with room service. On a tour of the hotel, which opened in December in the historic Palais d'Iéna, I learned that rates for standard rooms start at more than $500 a night, never mind the suite.
TRAVEL
March 29, 2013
The best way to Hangzhou, China FROM LAX , United, China Eastern Airlines and American offer nonstop service to Shanghai, and United China Airlines, Asiana, All Nippon, Korean, Air China, Cathay Pacific and Eva offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $850, including taxes and fees. Hangzhou is about 100 miles southwest of Shanghai by bullet train from Shanghai's Hongqiao Rail Station. The comfy 40-minute ride costs about $20 round trip depending on the class.
TRAVEL
April 6, 2008
Bangkok hotels: A photo caption accompanying a March 23 article titled "Heaven, Half Off," regarding Bangkok, Thailand, misidentified the hotel where the swimming pool is located. The pool pictured is on the rooftop at the Buddy Lodge on Khaosan Road, not at the Shangri-La Hotel.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2013 | By David Ng
Christie's is officially joining the stampede of fine-art companies seeking big money in China. The venerated British auction house will hold its first art sale in mainland China on Thursday, signaling its intention to become a major player among the country's wealthy collectors. The Shanghai auction will feature a mix of Western and Chinese contemporary art, including pieces by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder and Ed Ruscha. Christie's, which already has a lucrative presence in Hong Kong, claims that it is the first foreign art auction house to receive a license to operate in China without a local partner.
TRAVEL
March 29, 2013
The best way to Hangzhou, China FROM LAX , United, China Eastern Airlines and American offer nonstop service to Shanghai, and United China Airlines, Asiana, All Nippon, Korean, Air China, Cathay Pacific and Eva offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $850, including taxes and fees. Hangzhou is about 100 miles southwest of Shanghai by bullet train from Shanghai's Hongqiao Rail Station. The comfy 40-minute ride costs about $20 round trip depending on the class.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2012 | By Marcia Adair
LONDON -- Look up.  Waaaay up.  Well, not quite that far. This isn't New York, after all. The Shard, England's newest and tallest skyscraper stands alone on the south bank of the Thames here, between the government lawyers and CEOs to the north and Canary Wharf bankers to the east. Immediately next door lies the two-story London Bridge station. The building, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano is a pyramid with sides that don't meet at the top, a shape inspired by London's many church spires and the masts of the ships that used to crowd the Thames.
TRAVEL
March 23, 2008 | By Susan Spano, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
This is for travelers who think it does matter where you stay. You know who you are. Sightseeing is OK, but you get a warm, fuzzy feeling when the hotel operator calls you by name. You can't wait to wake up in the morning for room-service breakfast and sleep better at night in ironed Egyptian cotton sheets. You'd never break into your 401(k) to stay at a famous luxury hotel -- Four Seasons George V in Paris, say, or Burj Al Arab in Dubai -- but that doesn't mean you don't dream about it. FOR THE RECORD: Bangkok hotel: A photo caption accompanying Sunday's Travel section story about Bangkok hotels described a photo as showing guests by a swimming pool at the Shangri-La Hotel.
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June 27, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Chinese teacher, politician and philosopher Confucius (551 - 479 BC) will be celebrated when a new Shangri-La Hotel opens later this summer in Qufu, his birthplace. Shangri-La Hotel Qufu , scheduled to open Aug. 1, will pay homage by blending Confucian principles, Chinese traditions and contemporary style to reflect the city's history, said Jason Xu, general manager. The hotel's façade, designed to resemble a traditional Chinese pavilion, has roofs topped by gray tiers of flying eaves.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2012 | By Marcia Adair
LONDON -- Look up.  Waaaay up.  Well, not quite that far. This isn't New York, after all. The Shard, England's newest and tallest skyscraper stands alone on the south bank of the Thames here, between the government lawyers and CEOs to the north and Canary Wharf bankers to the east. Immediately next door lies the two-story London Bridge station. The building, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano is a pyramid with sides that don't meet at the top, a shape inspired by London's many church spires and the masts of the ships that used to crowd the Thames.
TRAVEL
July 18, 2011 | By Susan Spano, Special to the Los Angeles Times
A suite atop the new Shangri-La Hotel in Paris boasts a 1,000-square-foot terrace overlooking a slice of heaven: the City of Light, from Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower. At the balustrade you can see half a dozen bridges over the Seine, the Grand and Petit Palais, Les Invalides, Tour Montparnasse, Île de la Cité, the Pantheon and Tuileries Gardens. It's like Google Earth with room service. On a tour of the hotel, which opened in December in the historic Palais d'Iéna, I learned that rates for standard rooms start at more than $500 a night, never mind the suite.
NEWS
November 25, 2010 | By Benoit Lebourgeois, Special to the Los Angeles Times
'Tis the season to be jolly for affluent travelers headed to Paris with the opening Dec. 17 of a new Shangri-La Hotel in the capital’s tony 16 th arrondissement . The Hong Kong hotel group’s inaugural foray into the luxury European market comes two months after the Royal Monceau reopened as a Raffles hotel. (Fans of the Peninsula and Mandarin Oriental will have to wait into next year or beyond to stay at Paris outposts of those brands.
TRAVEL
April 6, 2008
Bangkok hotels: A photo caption accompanying a March 23 article titled "Heaven, Half Off," regarding Bangkok, Thailand, misidentified the hotel where the swimming pool is located. The pool pictured is on the rooftop at the Buddy Lodge on Khaosan Road, not at the Shangri-La Hotel.
TRAVEL
March 23, 2008 | By Susan Spano, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
This is for travelers who think it does matter where you stay. You know who you are. Sightseeing is OK, but you get a warm, fuzzy feeling when the hotel operator calls you by name. You can't wait to wake up in the morning for room-service breakfast and sleep better at night in ironed Egyptian cotton sheets. You'd never break into your 401(k) to stay at a famous luxury hotel -- Four Seasons George V in Paris, say, or Burj Al Arab in Dubai -- but that doesn't mean you don't dream about it. FOR THE RECORD: Bangkok hotel: A photo caption accompanying Sunday's Travel section story about Bangkok hotels described a photo as showing guests by a swimming pool at the Shangri-La Hotel.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Rosemary McClure
Shangri-La Hotels dig nature, especially pandas. That's one reason the company began planting bamboo trees this month in China's Sichuan province for a new giant panda center that will rescue ill or elderly wild pandas. Eventually hotel guests at Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu will be able to visit the center, scheduled to open in mid-2013, to learn more about the animals.   "We wanted to find an innovative way to contribute to saving giant pandas. Through planting bamboo, the panda's food source, we are proud to make a lasting, sustainable, high-impact contribution," said Patricia Gallardo, director of corporate social responsibility and sustainability for Shangri-La International Hotel Management.
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