Shangri-La launches global #MyShangriLa photography contest

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced the global launch of #MyShangriLa photography contest.

The six-month contest aims to give new meaning to ‘Shangri-La’ — a memorable, magical moment that catches people by surprise and delights with joy. Guests, travellers and beyond are invited to capture and share their unique Shangri-La moment.

“Shangri-La is both a feeling as well as a place. It’s about an unexpected moment of happiness which can happen to anyone at anytime, anywhere,” Anthony Wong, Executive Vice President Brands at Shangri-La, was quoted in a statement, as saying.

“We taste it at our favourite table. We hear it in a child’s laughter. We discover it in our travels. And it’s different for each one of us. In our hotels and resorts, we strive to go the extra mile to connect our guests with their own Shangri-La through our thoughtful service that comes from the heart.”

From July 15, 2019 to January 10, 2020, participants are invited to share images of what their Shangri-La looks like on Instagram with #MyShangriLa and @shangrilahotels, and on Weibo with hashtag #我的香格里拉#, @香格里拉酒店集团 or upload them on www.shangri-la.com/myshangrila. It can be that special occasion, or moment; or simply a feeling of pure joy and happiness. Photos must be taken at one of Shangri-La’s hotels, resorts or destinations where its properties are situated.

Shangri-La will be giving away delightful prizes including 10,000 Golden Circle Award Points each month to celebrate the most heartwarming, unexpected moments of joy. As the ultimate grand prize, one winner who shares the most inspiring #MyShangriLa moment will be awarded a two-night getaway inclusive of flights to one of 10 Shangri-La destinations of their choice:

  1. Shangri-La Hotel, Qinhuangdao
  2. Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La, Diqing
  3. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai
  4. Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
  5. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu
  6. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
  7. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei
  8. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat
  9. Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
  10. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto

 

Shangri-La Hotels and Resort, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide.

Shangri-La runs Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives in Maldives.

A private hideaway, in a world of its own, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for couples, with its secluded location as part of the Maldives southernmost atoll.

For the ultimate luxury experience, Villa Muthee, is the epitome of tropical refinement. The presidential villa nestles in its own luxurious environment with its private walkway entrance, a spacious deck with a private infinity pool and direct access to the ocean, a separate living room, yoga pavilion and even its own spa treatment room to let guests relax without leaving the villa.

Beyond Villa Muthee, the resort offers an extensive choice of accommodation, such as the unique Tree House Villas, Perched on stilts among the emerald green treetops, the villas offer intimate settings with marvellous views of the ocean and a large deck with its own private infinity pool. For true ocean lovers, the Water Villas, positioned over the lagoon, offer the perfect seascape for those who cannot resist slipping into the aquamarine waters teeming with tropical marine life. These open and airy villas come with overwater hammocks for languorous lounging.

The resort offers many options for water adventurers, such as turtle-quest snorkelling, diving to a unique shipwreck site, surfing with half a dozen great wave setups or parasailing for a bird’s eye view of the island. Tropical ‘havenists’ will also find their own piece of paradise in the unique flora and fauna that can be explored while cycling around Villingili’s jungle and coastal pathways or while playing on the only golf course in the Maldives. Couples can also enjoy a range of cultural experiences like no other in the Maldives, with guided tours of the neighbouring islands of Addu atoll, visits to the local farms and samplings of Maldivian cuisine.

The brightest gem in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Villingili island is a haven for those seeking true romance. As if it was meant to be, the resort is located in the heart-shaped Addu atoll, just a five-minute boat ride away from Gan International Airport.

Shangri-La Group also runs a city hotel in Maldives capital Male under its Hotel Jen brand.

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