Contemporary Japanese Experience – Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Edited by Shereen Shabnam Superbly located in the prestigious financial district within the historical and cultural centre of Tokyo, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo’s visionary design and award-winning service has been recognized numerous times as the epitome of sophisticated luxury in the city with spectacular views of the city skyline.  Mandarin Oriental Tokyo has recently completed a comprehensive renovation of its guestrooms and suites to create new levels of luxury, that confirm the five- star hotel’s status as one of the best in the world. The hotel has luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, ten restaurants and bars and an award-winning spa … Continue reading Contemporary Japanese Experience – Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Al Bandar Rotana hails five-year UAE tourist visa

A five-year multi-entry UAE tourist visa, which was recently announced, would further spice up the hospitality sector and will ease the movement of tourists, traders and visitors to and from the UAE. This was revealed by Ayman Ashor, Cluster General Manager, Al Bandar Rotana and Arjaan by Rotana, adding that currently, the country hosts 21 million visitors each year and this visa aims at elevating the UAE’s position as a global tourism hub. Ashor noted that hotel apartments will be a vital beneficiaries for such long-term stays, adding that the MICE (meetings, incentives, conference, and exhibition) industry in the country … Continue reading Al Bandar Rotana hails five-year UAE tourist visa

Culinary Delights at Shangri La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

By Shereen Shabnam Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, the epitome of Arabian waterfront luxury, is an oasis in the heart of the Emirates. Located on a private stretch of a one-kilometre-long beach, the hotel’s rooms and suites set the benchmark in exclusivity and comfort. Every room and villa features a balcony or terrace with a breath-taking view of the canal, modern facilities and Arabian architecture.  Highlights at the hotel this season is most certainly the reimagined Cantonese menu at Shang’s Palace. The award-winning Chinese Restaurant kicks off the year with a refined menu to offer to the guests and … Continue reading Culinary Delights at Shangri La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Fresh Beginnings at Shangri-la Dubai

By Shereen Shabnam The new year signifies a fresh start and my favourite Asian restaurant, Shang Palace has embraced this for the Chinese New Year. Reopening with a new menu, an updated look that blends modern with tradition and new offers for guests to enjoy.  A legendary destination for Chinese food, Shang Palace has a refreshing new look featuring warm tones of deep red offset with cooling greys to create a welcoming and relaxing dining ambience.  As the signature restaurant of Shangri-La hotels worldwide, the Chinese characters making up the name Shang Palace means ‘aromatic scent’ and ‘palace for royalty’, … Continue reading Fresh Beginnings at Shangri-la Dubai