Seek­ing per­fec­tion in Syd­ney

Paradise - - Departure Lounge - – SALLY HAM­MOND

When English nov­el­ist James Hil­ton wrote Lost Hori­zon in 1933, he couldn’t have dreamed that the idyl­lic des­ti­na­tion he called Shangri-La would be­come a syn­onym for per­fec­tion and par­adise.

Adopt­ing this name for a pres­ti­gious world­wide ho­tel group in the 1970s has proved to be a mas­ter­stroke for Shangri-La Hotels.

In its quest for per­fec­tion, Shangri-La Ho­tel, Syd­ney, has re­cently re­fur­bished its elite Hori­zon Club floors that have 360-de­gree views of the city, wa­ter and dis­tant moun­tains.

The aptly named Hori­zon Club Lounge, on level 30, has also been re­fur­bished and in­creased in size. It is Aus­tralia’s big­gest and most so­phis­ti­cated club lounge in a five-star ho­tel, and its 13-me­tre high win­dows span four storeys.

The multi-mil­lion dol­lar ren­o­va­tion of the ho­tel, lo­cated at The Rocks, has also in­creased the size of the Hori­zon Club rooms.

The in­te­ri­ors have been dec­o­rated in pale gold and blue to match and re­flect the Syd­ney Har­bour views.

See shangri-la.com/syd­ney/shangrila/.

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