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What Does It Take To Open A 5-Star International Hotel The First Time?

A look-back at the opening of the first Shangri-La hotel in Manila

Architectural drawing of the first Shangri-La hotel in the Philippines, Shagri-La’s Edsa Plaza Manila
Photo from The Shangri-La Archives

The year was 1992.

The hospitality industry in the country was abuzz about this opening. Shangri-La was one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the world and it was finally opening in the Philippines.

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