Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

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Shangri-La at the Fort
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The Shangri-La at the Fort in June 2018
Hotel chainShangri-La Hotels and Resorts
General information
StatusComplete
TypeMixed-Use
Location5th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Construction startedJuly 2008
Completed2016
OpeningMarch 1, 2016
CostUS$250 million
OwnerShangri-La Asia, Ltd.
Shang Properties
Alphaland
Height
Architectural229.3 m (752 ft)
Technical details
MaterialConcrete
Floor count63
Floor area111,568 m2 (1,200,910 sq ft) or 130,000 m2 (1,400,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators18
Design and construction
ArchitectHandel Architects
DeveloperShangri-La Asia, Ltd.
Other designersGF & Partners Architects
(architect of record)
Manny Samson & Associates
(interior design)
Other information
Number of units530 hotel rooms
195 residential units
Number of suites46
Number of restaurants7
References
[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Shangri-La at the Fort is a 5-star luxury hotel and mixed-used building in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines. It opened on March 1, 2016 and one of the three hotels managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts located in Metro Manila, Philippines. It also hosts residential units.

At 229.3 m (752 ft) tall,[6] it is one of the tallest skyscrapers in the Philippines.

Architecture and design[edit]

US-based Handel Architects is the design architect of the Shangri-La at the Fort while GF & Partners Architects Co. is the architect of record. Manny Samson & Associates were the interior designers of the building.[7]

Construction[edit]

The groundbreaking for the building took place on July 3, 2008 in a ceremony led by then-Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,[8] though construction began in 2011. The hotel had a soft-opening on March 1, 2016.[9]

Facilities[edit]

Hotel[edit]

The Shangri-La Hotel at the Fort hosts 576 rooms and suites as of August 2017 with each room at least 45 m2 (480 sq ft) big.[10]

Residential[edit]

The building has two designated residential areas namely Horizon Homes and Shangri-La Residences. The 98-unit Horizon Homes, which are privately owned, occupies the upper levels of the tower. 97 units ranging from 90 m2 (970 sq ft) to 239 m2 (2,570 sq ft) are allocated for Shangri-La Residence.[7]

Other[edit]

Two levels occupying an area of 8,000 m2 (86,000 sq ft) of the Shangri-La at the Fort building is dedicated to Kerry Sports Manila., a sports and leisure area that host indoor courts for basketball, tennis, and squash, as well as a lap pool, gymnasium, exercise studio and a spa facility. For events the building has two events hall; a pillar-less 1,800 m2 (19,000 sq ft) Grand Ball Room which can accommodate 1,800 people and the 780 m2 (8,400 sq ft) Bonifacio Hall which can hold 715 people. 19 multi function rooms are also spread across the building's several floors. The Adventure Zone is a multi-level children's playground.[7]

The building also hosts seven main dining outlets namely: High Street Café, High Street Lounge, Canton Road, Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar, Samba Poolside and Limitless.[7] 6,000 m2 (65,000 sq ft), concentrated mostly on the building's ground floor is dedicated to retail.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GMA News TV (July 2, 2008) Arroyo to lead groundbreaking of new $250M Shangri-La Hotel
  2. ^ Business Mirror (July 4, 2008) Shangri-La's $250-M hotel to rise at Fort Boni
  3. ^ Positive News Media Philippines 6th Shangri-La Group Hotel: A tribute to Arroyo administration
  4. ^ Shangri-la Press Release (July 3, 2008. Updated January 2010) Press Release: Shangri-La At The Fort, Manila Will Open In 2014 In Fast-Emerging Fort Bonifacio
  5. ^ "Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila". Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Shangri-La at the Fort". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d Mangawang, Cesar (6 June 2015). "Shangri-La at The Fort an entire lifestyle complex". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Speech of President Arroyo at the Groundbreaking Ceremonies of Shangri-La Hotel". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  9. ^ Arnaldo, Ma. Stella (1 March 2016). "Shangri-La at The Fort opens its doors". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  10. ^ Samaniego, Theresa (19 August 2017). "Destinations for the weekend". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  11. ^ Olchondra, Riza (12 April 2015). "Horizon Homes lies at the heart of Shangri-La". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 February 2018.