As part of Shangri-La’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Group has announced a refreshed brand logo for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
“The refreshed logo reflects the brand’s journey and evolution with its guests, while staying true to the brand roots that have continually delivered warm Asian hospitality,” the brand said in a release. “Beginning in Singapore in 1971 with the first hotel, Shangri-La’s story has been closely tied to Asia for 50 years.”
The brand has expanded to key destinations around the world, with more than 80 hotels and resorts worldwide.
For the refreshed logo, the signature “S” mark is retained and takes on a new gold colour that “evokes the warm glow of sunrise,” and the original typeface is refined for a more modern feel to align with the new design ethos, and is inspired by Asian calligraphic elements and creating a connection to history and tradition.
Additionally, the words ‘Hotels and Resorts’ are noticeably absent in the refreshed logo, which the brand says is its way of “recognizing that Shangri-La is more than a place, but a feeling and an experience that inspires personal moments of joy.”
“Since our founding, Shangri-La has been known for our genuine and heartfelt care shown to guests and colleagues, hallmarks of our Asian heritage that make us unique and special to this day,” said Hui Kuok, Chairman of Shangri-La Group.
“We are not moving away from our core values, instead, this customer-centric approach signifies our commitment to strengthening the connection between our guests and our brand experience. We operate in some of the most dynamic parts of the world where customer expectations are continuously evolving. Our brand evolution is our way of looking forward to the future and delivering on our promise of heartfelt hospitality in every moment across stay, wellness, family experience, gastronomy, and more ” she added.
Set for launch in 2022, Shangri-La Hangzhou, the first Shangri-La hotel in Mainland China, will undertake a renovation project to honor classic elements of the West Lake location with an updated design concept that will offer exclusive, secluded and ultra-luxurious experiences for guests visiting the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
“The ongoing brand evolution strengthens Shangri-La’s commitment to guests, colleagues and partners. We view this undertaking as an important strategy that will empower our hotels to capture new opportunities by keeping pace with our customers and their changing expectations.” explains Lim Beng Chee, Chief Executive Officer of Shangri-La Group. “Reflecting on the last 50 years of heartfelt hospitality, the brand looks forward to curating more relevant and meaningful experiences that will enable many more moments of joy for our customers. Anticipating the future, we look forward to continuing this journey together.”