At this year’s Arabian Travel Market, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will be strongly promoting its family-friendly offerings at its hotels around the world.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is home to a 2,150m2 indoor and outdoor play area, Buds by Shangri-La, for children between the ages of one and 12. Children can enjoy themed activity spaces as well as a party room for celebrations. Each child is equipped with a radio-frequency enabled wristband, allowing parents to monitor the child’s location at all times for peace of mind.
Eager to further attract family travellers, the hotel’s Tower Wing recently concluded a renovation. It now offers 19 new deluxe family rooms and five themed family suites, each accommodating two adults and two children under 12 years of age. The suites and rooms measure 76m2 and 38m2 respectively, and are located on a dedicated family floor. Children in suites can enjoy themed beds.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore also offers families various childcare amenities, such as car seats, strollers, travel cots and even bath time toys.
At Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort and Spa, which stands 15 minutes from central Singapore on Sentosa Island, a comprehensive recreational programme offering various activities awaits junior guests at the kids’ club. Children between the ages of five and 12 can enjoy a three-storey treehouse, equipped with a top-to-bottom slide, books, a stage for fun musical performances and an arts and craft room. Children are also treated to their own ‘zone’ in the Seashell restaurant, which features a child-friendly buffet counter scaled down for kids.
For infants, the property offers a dedicated babies zone, which provides complimentary baby food, milk bottle sterilisers, baby utensils, baby wipes and other essentials.
Moving on to Malaysia, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa is gearing up to launch new experiences this July in its nature reserve. The innovative recreational offerings will enhance the reserve’s conservation education programme, as well as introduce a range of cultural and adventure experiences perfect for children and young adults. Spanning 64 acres, the nature reserve stands within the hotel’s 400 acres of jungle and houses long-tailed macaques, western tarsiers, bear cats and slow lorises, as well as more than 60 species of birds, 100 species of butterflies, pangolins and a wide spectrum of native plants. Family travellers will be presented with a choice of adventures at the dedicated Discovery Centre – the gateway to the reserve’s unique trail system that covers eight kilometres of walks through the tropical jungle. Six trails will shed light on different aspects of the jungle, with walks showcasing entomology, herbs, nature, wildlife and the tropical canopy, allowing for hours of educational fun.
Children staying at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort and Spa will have the opportunity to enjoy the handcrafted Rasa Ria playground, with a 10-metre snake tunnel slide, an obstacle course with aerial net tunnels, a tree house with a swing and a 30-metre junior zipline with two zips for competitions.
Also keen on attracting family travellers, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu, the Philippines, boasts a three-storey indoor playground with an outdoor children’s swimming pool and dedicated toddler and E-Zones, while Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London is granting families the chance to experience London’s greatest landmarks with its Explore London package, which includes day passes with ‘Fast Track’ entry to the city’s exciting attractions.