With plenty of room categories to choose from, the biggest difficulty you’ll have with the Shangri-La is deciding on what view to have – harbour or city. However, there’s no wrong choice, with all featuring the likes of marbled bathrooms, pillow menus and a slick contemporary feel. Consider upgrading to a Horizon Club room for everything from lounge access to afternoon tea and canapés. The suites are particularly impressive, including one with its own grand piano.
Then, for some refreshment, head to the Lobby Lounge for high teas and light lunches, taken overlooking the koi pond and sun-dappled terrace. The weekend seafood buffet and modern Australian dining of Café Mix are further favourites, while Altitude Restaurant serves up award-winning grill dining to a floor-to-ceiling overlook of the city. It’s a privileged view shared by the Blu Bar, whose cocktails are legendary.
Then, when you’ve returned from exploring the city’s delights on your doorstep, rest up with hotel’s leisure facilities. Alongside the indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sundeck, there’s also a fully equipped gym and a well-regarded spa. Given the Shangri-La’s Eastern heritage, you won’t be surprised by the fantastic range of Asian massages on offer.