Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, recently signed an agreement with World Leisure Holidays (WLH) as the dedicated general sales agent (GSA) for the Southern African region. From 1 June 2017, WLH will be responsible for all market segments in the Southern African region for the Shangri-La group.
Currently operating over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Hotel Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands, Shangri-La International are prominently positioned in Asia with a brand hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” that has been built over four decades in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean Islands.
WLH is a highly respected company and represents some of the most exclusive brands, across Southern Africa. Greg Ward, Vice President Sales EMEA & India, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts said: “Not only does World Leisure Holidays represent Mauritius, but also Indian Ocean Island getaways in Zanzibar, Reunion, Mozambique, Maldives and the Seychelles. For us at Shangri-La, they are the right GSA for us to partner with in order to develop the Southern African market even further. With new hotel openings in Hong Kong with Hotel Kerry and Beijing with Hotel Jen, as well as stunning resorts in the Maldives, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, we have a lot of tempting destinations for new guests to discover. With this long-term investment, we are looking forward to seeing the Shangri-La brand growing even stronger in this region.”
Roxanne Mac Gregor has been appointed as the Key Account Manager by World Leisure Holidays for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts global hotel portfolio, effective 1st June 2017. Roxanne will be the key contact for all the hotel brands within the Shangri-La portfolio and will be based in the Johannesburg offices. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours, Triple major in Tourism, Business and Marketing Management and has more than seven years’ experience in the South African travel trade spanning leisure, MICE and corporates.
Ramesh Jeenarain, Managing Director at World Leisure Holidays said: “Being the current exclusive distributor of Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa in South Africa, the Shangri-La brand is already well known to World Leisure Holidays. Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa will continue to be distributed exclusively by WLH. We are delighted to further introduce the “Asian hospitality” synonymous with the Shangri-La brand into the Southern African region. It will be an exciting challenge but one we are more than ready for and I believe the local market will receive the news well. With Roxanne leading the account, together we look forward to achieving some great results.”
About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts:
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its brand hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.
About World Leisure Holidays:
World Leisure Holidays (WLH), a Sun Resorts Company (Sun), has since its inception in 1991, become a revered Southern African outbound tour operator, offering clients unforgettable and élite holiday packages to remarkable Indian Ocean Island destinations. WLH not only caters to the needs of its leisure holiday clients but prides itself in its ability to successfully arrange all manner of group bookings including; incentive groups, conferences, weddings, and sports tours. It has a carefully selected portfolio of hotels in each destination that can create any ambiance to suit the need of a corporate, family, or wedding group, offering packages from groups of 16 to in excess of 1000 people. For more information on World Leisure Holidays and the packages on offer, please visit www.wlh.co.za or contact them on 011 285 2500.