Shangri-La Scholar – Wilmarie Dano

Wilmarie’s story has touched many of our colleagues’ hearts.

Despite the hard time when she was young, Wilmarie paid a lot of effort in her studies that she hoped to help her family in the future. She graduated with honors and was qualified for the Shangri-La Scholarship, which allowed her to get into college and to continue her studies.

After graduation, she joined Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu as a service associate in the kitchen. After years of diligence, she is now able to support the living of her family with honor and grace.

Let’s watch Wilmarie’s sharing about how her success is tied to Shangri-La.

[Part 2] Mercy Mission Team at Shangri-La’s Fiji Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island

Peli KeteI joined the CSR Mercy Mission to Taveuni.

I was privileged to be part of the CSR Mercy Mission Team that embarked on relief efforts to our 2 Estates, Salialevu and Ura, on the Island of Taveuni from the 29 February to 7th March. These  were 2 of the worst affected areas by the Tropical Cyclone Winston that hit the Fiji Islands on the 20th February 2016. I was part of a group of 12 volunteers, mainly made up of Engineering staff led by our Resident Manager, Mr Udo. Accompanying us on this mission was Ms Tara Hammond, our Shangri-La International Hotel Management CSR Area Manager. We took with us aid provided by the resort including mattresses, linen and bath towels, food supplies, cartons of water, and hardware for repair works.  Our team of 12 was divided into 2 groups, one would focus on Ura Estate and the other on Salialevu. I was in the Salialevu group, which was more affected than Ura. Continue reading “[Part 2] Mercy Mission Team at Shangri-La’s Fiji Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island”

[Part1] Mercy Mission Team at Shangri-La’s Fiji Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island

Maurice FaheyHere is a short brief of my first trip to Salialevu & Ura Estates (belonging to Shangri-La) on the Island of Taveuni as a CSR volunteer, part of Post Cyclone Winston “Mercy Mission Team”.

We left on a Monday morning 29/02/16 to board the ferry from Suva to Taveuni. It was a 20-hour trip stopping off also in Koro and Savusavu. I really couldn’t imagine the level of damage and also the living conditions of the people in our two estates in Ura and Salialevu. Continue reading “[Part1] Mercy Mission Team at Shangri-La’s Fiji Resort & Spa, Yanuca Island”

The Annual Breakfast Meeting

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Every year, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver participates in a CSR event hosted by our local ownership group Westbank Corp., and focuses on giving back to some of the less fortunate in our community.  In line with our Core Values of helplessness, selflessness, humility and respect. This year, a team from Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver served a hot breakfast designed for up to 3000 people in Vancouver’s Lower East Side.

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Charity Auction for the Eastern Welfare Association for the Disabled

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius partnered with local artist Chloe Ip for its first charity auction. The auction benefited the Eastern Welfare Association for the Disabled (EWAD), an organization that provides schooling for children with physical and mental disabilities from low-income families.