ShangriLa Sydneys new look Horizon Club Lounge and rooms

first_imgSource = ETB Travel News: Lana Bogunovich Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney held a lavish cocktail function at its newly refurbished Horizon Club Lounge last night, unveiling its fresh, sophisticated new look which also included ninety Horizon Club hotel rooms and suites and the addition of two new rooms.At 335 square meters and a cost of AUD $8 million, the refurbishment has turned the space into Australia’s most luxurious and spacious club lounge, working with renowned designer Grace Lei Gup, director of Stack Studio, to add the finishing touches to the space.The lounge’s expanded dining area accommodates 123 guests, with an additional 47 seats, and a four meter long marble-topped, solid timber centrepiece with a cold well for wines, features as one of Sydney’s only communal tables in a five start hotel club lounge.Floor to ceiling windows span across five levels, providing plenty of natural light and breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, while a giant brass and crystal light feature, designed by Mark Elliot of Point of View, serves as a stunning centre piece.“The Horizon Club lounge is an extraordinary design achievement which provides a delightful space for guests to enjoy our stellar food and beverage offering and the Shangri-La service we are known for,” Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney vice president and general manager, Michael Cottan said.The Horizon Club Lounge boardroom, seating ten people, has also had its facilities upgraded, and enjoys spectacular harbour views.“It also cleverly connects the interiors of this beautifully designed space with the extraordinary views of Sydney and it really transports our guests to a place of enjoyment and relaxation during their stay.”Meanwhile, Horizon Club hotel rooms and suites, which span across the top five accommodations levels in the hotel, also received a makeover, with a calming and airy palette of blues and greys perfectly set off by plenty of natural light.Two new rooms have also been added, the Grand Harbour View and the Darling Harbour View, as well as an upgraded accessible room.Guests who book Horizon Club accommodation will be able to enjoy a range of exclusive features and benefits such as specialty coffees, desserts and cocktails, private check-in and check-out and also automatic 4pm check-out time, complimentary afternoon tea, evening drinks and canapés, complimentary broadband and wifi, and plenty more.last_img read more

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first_imgSource = ETB Travel News: Lana Bogunovich Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney held a lavish cocktail function at its newly refurbished Horizon Club Lounge last night, unveiling its fresh, sophisticated new look which also included ninety Horizon Club hotel rooms and suites and the addition of two new rooms.At 335 square meters and a cost of AUD $8 million, the refurbishment has turned the space into Australia’s most luxurious and spacious club lounge, working with renowned designer Grace Lei Gup, director of Stack Studio, to add the finishing touches to the space.The lounge’s expanded dining area accommodates 123 guests, with an additional 47 seats, and a four meter long marble-topped, solid timber centrepiece with a cold well for wines, features as one of Sydney’s only communal tables in a five start hotel club lounge.Floor to ceiling windows span across five levels, providing plenty of natural light and breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour, while a giant brass and crystal light feature, designed by Mark Elliot of Point of View, serves as a stunning centre piece.“The Horizon Club lounge is an extraordinary design achievement which provides a delightful space for guests to enjoy our stellar food and beverage offering and the Shangri-La service we are known for,” Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney vice president and general manager, Michael Cottan said.The Horizon Club Lounge boardroom, seating ten people, has also had its facilities upgraded, and enjoys spectacular harbour views.“It also cleverly connects the interiors of this beautifully designed space with the extraordinary views of Sydney and it really transports our guests to a place of enjoyment and relaxation during their stay.”Meanwhile, Horizon Club hotel rooms and suites, which span across the top five accommodations levels in the hotel, also received a makeover, with a calming and airy palette of blues and greys perfectly set off by plenty of natural light.Two new rooms have also been added, the Grand Harbour View and the Darling Harbour View, as well as an upgraded accessible room.Guests who book Horizon Club accommodation will be able to enjoy a range of exclusive features and benefits such as specialty coffees, desserts and cocktails, private check-in and check-out and also automatic 4pm check-out time, complimentary afternoon tea, evening drinks and canapés, complimentary broadband and wifi, and plenty more.last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After running back Andre Ellington’s career day — 15 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown — in the Arizona Cardinals’ 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, the operative word that came to mind was ‘how.’ How did the talented rookie out of Clemson fall to the sixth round of 2013 NFL draft? How did the former All-ACC back get overlooked by every general manager not named Steve Keim? Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Along with fellow rookie Stepfan Taylor, Ellington combined to give Arizona its first 200-yard rushing game since Beanie Wells paced the team to 268 yards on the ground back on Nov. 27, 2011. While Ellington, who started against Atlanta in place of Rashard Mendenhall (toe), has certainly proved himself to be a steal so far in 2013 with his team-leading 333 rushing yards, internally one of the major concerns has been whether or not the 5-foot-9 rookie is durable enough to handle a workload befitting of a starting running back.“I think if he continues to put up performances like [he did on Sunday], I think that will convince us all,” said Keim. “The bottom line is when you watch his run skills and his ability to avoid people and not take big hits on a consistent basis, I think that helps even though he’s a slightly-built guy.“But that ability to go from zero to 60 in seconds and to change the course of a game is obviously something we are excited about.” – / 18 The answer, at least in Keim’s estimation, has a lot to do with an untimely injury Ellington sustained before the NFL Combine.“He was fast on the college tape we all watched,” Keim told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Monday. “Again what is confusing at times is when guys don’t post particularly good times in Indy. Obviously, he tweaked his hamstring which is why he ran 4.61 coming out. And then he didn’t have a chance to run at his pro day, because his hamstring didn’t heal up in time. So he didn’t have a verified time better than 4.61 going into the draft.“You really had to go back and watch all of his college tape and try and add up all of his strengths. I say this often that we go out in the fall and fall in love with players, and then we spend four months in the spring confusing ourselves. That’s the perfect example of a guy who really did himself an injustice in the offseason, but we are just pleased to have him.”Pleased is probably a little bit of an understatement.Ellington’s first NFL start Sunday was highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter — the third-longest in franchise history — and an impressive 10 yards per carry average. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Cardinals GM Steve Keim – Oct 28 last_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires After running back Andre Ellington’s career day — 15 carries for 154 yards and a touchdown — in the Arizona Cardinals’ 27-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, the operative word that came to mind was ‘how.’ How did the talented rookie out of Clemson fall to the sixth round of 2013 NFL draft? How did the former All-ACC back get overlooked by every general manager not named Steve Keim? Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Along with fellow rookie Stepfan Taylor, Ellington combined to give Arizona its first 200-yard rushing game since Beanie Wells paced the team to 268 yards on the ground back on Nov. 27, 2011. While Ellington, who started against Atlanta in place of Rashard Mendenhall (toe), has certainly proved himself to be a steal so far in 2013 with his team-leading 333 rushing yards, internally one of the major concerns has been whether or not the 5-foot-9 rookie is durable enough to handle a workload befitting of a starting running back.“I think if he continues to put up performances like [he did on Sunday], I think that will convince us all,” said Keim. “The bottom line is when you watch his run skills and his ability to avoid people and not take big hits on a consistent basis, I think that helps even though he’s a slightly-built guy.“But that ability to go from zero to 60 in seconds and to change the course of a game is obviously something we are excited about.” – / 18 The answer, at least in Keim’s estimation, has a lot to do with an untimely injury Ellington sustained before the NFL Combine.“He was fast on the college tape we all watched,” Keim told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Monday. “Again what is confusing at times is when guys don’t post particularly good times in Indy. Obviously, he tweaked his hamstring which is why he ran 4.61 coming out. And then he didn’t have a chance to run at his pro day, because his hamstring didn’t heal up in time. So he didn’t have a verified time better than 4.61 going into the draft.“You really had to go back and watch all of his college tape and try and add up all of his strengths. I say this often that we go out in the fall and fall in love with players, and then we spend four months in the spring confusing ourselves. That’s the perfect example of a guy who really did himself an injustice in the offseason, but we are just pleased to have him.”Pleased is probably a little bit of an understatement.Ellington’s first NFL start Sunday was highlighted by an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter — the third-longest in franchise history — and an impressive 10 yards per carry average. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Cardinals GM Steve Keim – Oct 28 last_img read more