By V. Sivaji

Want to win an exclusive stay at any of the Shangri-La Group’s holiday destinations across the globe?

Check out their latest photo contest which they have just launched the global -#MyShangriLa Photography Contest recently.

The six-month contest aims to give new meaning to ‘Shangri-La’ – a memorable, magical moment that catches people by surprise and delights with joy.

Guests, travellers and beyond are invited to capture and share their unique Shangri-La moment.

“Shangri-La is both a feeling as well as a place. It’s about an unexpected moment of happiness which can happen to anyone at any time, anywhere.

“We taste it at our favourite table. We hear it in a child’s laughter. We discover it in our travels. And it’s different for each one of us.

“In our hotels and resorts, we strive to go the extra mile to connect our guests with their own Shangri-La through our thoughtful service that comes from the heart,” said Anthony Wong, Executive Vice President Brands.

Participants are invited to share images of what their Shangri-La looks like on Instagram with #MyShangriLa and @shangrilahotels, and on Weibo with hashtag #我的香格里拉#, @香格里拉酒店集团 or upload them on

It can be that special occasion, or moment; or simply a feeling of pure joy and happiness. Photos must be taken at one of Shangri-La’s hotels, resorts or destinations where our properties are situated.

One ultimate grand prize winner who shares the most inspiring #MyShangriLa moment will be awarded a 2-night getaway for two guests inclusive of flights to one of 10 Shangri-La destinations of their choice.

Winner will be chosen based on photo quality, creativity and uniqueness of the entry, at the sole discretion of the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Ultimate grand prize includes two return flights from the residing city of the participant, to the destination of choice (see list below) in Economy class, two nights stay at the selected Shangri-La hotel or resort in the destination of choice for two persons, two breakfast and two lunches or dinners at the hotel or resort’s all-day dining restaurant along with airport pick-up and drop-off at hotel or resort.

Winner may choose from one of the following 10 destinations, Shangri-La Hotel, Qinhuangdao, Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La, Diqing, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat, Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul and Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto.

The top prize is valid until Dec 31, 2020.

Shangri-La will also be giving away delightful prizes including 10,000 Golden Circle Award Points each month to celebrate the most heartwarming, unexpected moments of joy.

As the ultimate grand prize, one winner who shares the most inspiring #MyShangriLa moment will be awarded a 2-night getaway inclusive of flights to one of 10 Shangri-La destinations of their choice, including divine and exotic destinations such as Kota Kinabalu, Muscat and Istanbul.

The Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide