Days & Nights at The Shang



There’s nothing more exciting (to me at least) than a first time visit to a far flung destination and experience its culture, food and best of all its design flair. I can only describe my experience as pure delight at finding a touch of paradise in the heart of a XXI century fast growing city life.

    Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton as a mystical place of harmonious valley.        The Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila unites successfully the feeling of paradise mixing ethnic Asian features with a modern and rustic luxury twist.

Here’s a little tour of my favourite interior spaces during my week long stay at The Shang…hope you enjoy and someday go visit and be inspired! 😉

This restaurant reception is everything! A spider web inspired wall lighting installation just grabs your eyes straight away and the wood in the details bring the sense of simplicity, warmth and yet fine glamour while you wait to be served.

Simple and yet glamorous low key place to dine and have a few drinks. I love the ornamented mirror and wall lighting bringing a touch of intimacy to a more serious look.

A relaxing area to dine with friends or even work colleagues in a comfortable 1940s American leather sofa style with gorgeous and colourful Asian basketry illuminated in the background.


    Simple and chic hallway where less is more!


  As a person who is definitely not afraid of colour this particular lounge area with the dark wood, metallic wall tiles, decorative floor tiles and the colourful but earthy accessories is both eclectic and inspiring.


A stress free way to spend a beautiful sunny day; a great job uniting that Asian beachfront look with a hectic city life surrounded by skyscrapers!