Travel & Culture

‘Tis The Season To Celebrate @ The Shangri-La

November 22, 2022

Get ready to celebrate the season, ho-ho-hotel style! This year, the Shangri-La Toronto and Vancouver are featuring many holiday offerings, including special retail offers, dining experiences, partnership initiatives with The National Ballet of Canada and GOH Ballet, exciting room packages and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Check out some of our festive features below, and check in to check out all that the Shangri-La has to offer! —Vita Daily

Shangri-La Toronto

nutcracker afternoon tea. The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea will bring the magic of the most iconic ballet of all time to guests through an abundance of luxurious, hand-sculpted chocolate fruits and seasonal bite-sized savouries. Plus, book tea between December 1 and 4, and get a chance to win a pair of tickets to The National Ballet of Canada’s, The Nutcracker.

fireside cocktails. Warm up fireside in Shangri-La Toronto’s Lobby Lounge this season with a signature cocktail. The talented team of mixologists has designed eight seasonal cocktails, from traditional mulled wine to extravagant snow globes, reminiscent of the season’s most spirited flavours.

veuve clicquot in the snow. Transport yourself to a fireside chalet on the mountaintops and raise a glass to the winter season with Shangri-La Toronto and Veuve Clicquot. Enjoy a winter dining experience featuring a mesmerizing selection of champagne, a three-course pairing menu and instagrammable moments.

fine dining. From unconventional turkey with the most lavish of trimmings to brunch with all the thoughtful details, the Shangri-La offers the most luxurious dining options (read: Christmas Eve/Night dinner and Christmas Day/Boxing Day brunch at Bosk) to celebrate the season. For New Year’s Eve, a special dinner of poached lobster, grilled octopus, jumpo scallops, foi gras and more is on the table.

ferris wheel press. Newly launched for the festive season, guests are invited to delve into the world of Shangri-La through three wondrous new stationary products from Ferris Wheel Press. This includes a signature sketchbook, gold brush fountain pen and sparkling fountain pen ink, available for purchase online and at the front office.

give the gift of shangri-la. The Shangri-La retail store has an array of gift options. Guests can browse items such as room spray, candles, luxury pajamas by KIP Sleepwear and more! Perhaps the most luxurious gift of all? A gift card for a Shangri-La staycation.

experiences. Staying put for the holidays, but want a little getaway regardless? Created for the festive season, guests are invited to indulge in a staycation in one of Shangri-La’s luxury suites.
Available from now until January 31, 2023, the package includes a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, complimentary daily breakfast, complimentary valet parking and a complimentary Bathorium amenity.

Shangri-La Vancouver

curious collaboration series. From dreamers and artists creating their next masterpiece to writers penning their daily adventures, the blank page has never been more enticing. Delve into the world of Shangri-La through three wondrous new stationary products from Ferris Wheel Press; the Gold Brush Fountain Pen, the Sparkling Fountain Pen Ink, and the Signature A5 Sketchbook. Inspired by the enchanting origins of the Shangri-La and the beauty of Vancouver and Toronto, this unique collection will make the perfect gift.

afternoon tea to go. Cosy up this winter with Shangri-La’s Afternoon Tea. Created in partnership with Emelles Catering, enjoy a specially curated abundance of luxurious and seasonal sweet treats. Sip and snack from the comfort of your own home or Shangri-La Vancouver’s iconic rooms. Bonus: Shangri-La Vancouver proudly supports Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant life-changing wishes for children all year long. Treat your kids to Shangri-La’s signature afternoon tea, made to order and designed for your little ones. Featuring savoury and sweet snacks, our special at-home kids’ Afternoon Tea is for everyone to enjoy. For every Afternoon Tea, $5 is donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

chi, the spa. Take a minute to escape the holiday hustle and unwind with Chi’s curated selection of spa products, including Seed to Skin, Sangre De Fruta, Lola’s Apothecary and more. Perfect as a gift to yourself or anyone who needs some well-deserved self-care. Or, choose a spa gift card; Chi, The Spa, is truly the best in the city.

italian truffle collection. Created to satisfy even the most indulgent palates, these exclusively designed, artisanal Italian products feature specialty truffle items and a range of olive oils, including Butter and Truffle, Honey and Truffle, Dolciolio Olive Oil, Allegretto Olive Oil, Snocciolato Olive Oil, and the Taste of Italy Collection. Whether you are a beginner lost the kitchen or a professional chef, this collection will bring decadence and sophistication to all your culinary creations.

ballet shoe tree. This year, Shangri-La Vancouver will bring the magic of the holidays to various touchpoints of the hotel. In partnership with GOH Ballet, an elegant ballet shoe tree will be unveiled in the heart of the lobby on November 24. Guests are welcome to visit and take photos throughout the festive season.

staycations. Embark on the ultimate city break with stunning views, indulgent spa moments and exclusive upgrades. The Staycation for Two package includes: daily breakfast for two, upgrade to the next available room category, valet parking, 20 per cent off relaxing spa experiences and more. Or, celebrate this holiday season and treat yourself with a festive one-night getaway to the luxurious Shangri-La Vancouver hotel. Take advantage of valet parking as you are whisked up to your room stocked with a Sangre de Fruta gift and a bottle of sparking B.C. wine. Top off your stay with a $150 dining credit redeemable at Carlino Restaurant & Lounge, and breakfast for two.

ice cave adventure. For thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts, embark on the “coolest’ journey and discover the wonders of British Columbia’s Ice Caves in partnership with Head-Line Mountain Holidays. Experience a luxurious three night-stay at Shangri-La Vancouver with daily breakfast, Afternoon Tea, dining credit at Michelin-recommended Carlino restaurant, a mixology class and spa treatments before being whisked away in a private helicopter to Whistler’s Ice Caves. As your guide leads you through the labyrinth of aqua-blue chambers, prepare to indulge in a five-course lunch inside the caves, with dessert and champagne served at a second picturesque location. Ride on snowmobiles and buggies, or perfect your golf swing while encompassed in a breathtaking view. As you come to the end of your adventure, enjoy a commemorative photo- book documenting your experience.

lunar toy tigers with make-a-wish. Make everyone’s dreams come true this holiday season. Inspired by this Lunar Year, the tiger symbolizes strength and bravery in Asian culture. Not only will your loved ones love playing with their handmade, sustainably sourced wooden tiger toys, but with every purchase, you will also make someone else’s dreams come true. All the profits will be donated to Make-A-Wish International to help grant critically ill children’s wishes.


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