Shangri-La Group reveals expansion plans to the Middle East

Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have been identified as the markets that Shangri-La Group is looking to explore

Shangri-La Group is exploring further expansion plans for the Middle East
Shangri-La Group is exploring further expansion plans for the Middle East

Hong Kong-based luxury hotel operator Shangri-La Group has set its sights to further expand its portfolio in the Middle East over the next three years.

The hotel operator said it had a “substantial” pipeline of upcoming hotel and mixed-use development projects in countries such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Shangri-La will showcase its plans at the Arabian Travel Market travel and tourism trade show in Dubai from the 28-1 May 2019.

“Our vision is to further expand our portfolio in the Middle East over the next three years with our unique understanding of Asia, giving investors the opportunity to capitalise on the most dynamic outbound market globally and offer guests the renowned Shangri-La hospitality,” said Shangri-La Group’s executive vice president for the Middle East, India and the Indian Ocean, John Northen.

As well as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, the group will also talk about the Shangri-La Bosphorus property in Istanbul, Turkey after recently launching an exclusive experience for guests. As the only hotel in Istanbul to have its own Rolls-Royce, guests get the opportunity to drive between two continents, crossing the Bosphorus from Europe to Asia.

The Shangri-La group currently manages over 100 hotels globally in more than 70 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.

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