Shangri La

Early involvement delivers six star luxury on tight budget

The Shangri La Hotel is an iconic Cairns building, occupying a premium foreshore position. To help maintain its reputation as North Queensland’s most desirable hotel, the client sought new standards in contemporary luxury. This involved the construction of 36 new six star guestrooms with corridors, associated reception and executive lounge - effectively an internal new build project. A further 220 guest rooms would be refurbished, as would the building’s exterior and associated shops and restaurants.

Successful management of multiple stakeholders

Through early involvement and consulting, SHAPE was able to advise on buildability, value engineering, programming and budgetary issues. The SHAPE  project team worked from temporary offices in the hotel basement, communicating with stakeholders, thereby minimising disruption. The result was on time, on budget delivery of all eight major stages. The Shangri La project won a Masters Builders Award and has appeared in design publications. SHAPE has since completed a number of new projects with the architects.

Client: Abelian and Pier Properties

Delivery Model: Lump sum

Location: Cairns

State: QLD

Project type: Refurbishment, $5 Million+

Completion date: June 2005

Sector: Hotels

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