Saturday, December 7, 2013

SHANGRI-LA KUALA LUMPUR'S CHRISTMAS TREE IS HOTEL'S MAIN ATTRACTION IN LOBBY! GO SEE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND SEE WHO ARE THE GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS AS EACH PERSON OR COMPANY HAS PAID RM 1,000 TO HAVE THEIR NAMES DISPLAYED ON THE XMAS TREE! AGAIN, MALAYSIA'S BEST HOTEL IS DOING ITS BIT TO BRING JOY TO THE LESS FORTUNATE! KUDOS FOR SHANGRI-LA'S INITIATIVE!

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THE OFFICIAL LIGHTING AND LAUNCH OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE IS ON 10 DECEMBER 2013 SO I HAVE ONLY 1 PHOTO BUT WATCH THIS SPACE AS I AM ATTENDING THE CEREMONY! THIS IS A NEAR EDIBLE TREE AS MANY DECORATIONS ARE MADE OF SUGAR CREATED BY SHANGRI-LA'S PASTRY CHEFS! HANSEL AND GRETEL WILL LOVE THIS TREE AS IT DOES NOT COME WITH A COTTAGE WITH THE WICKED WITCH WHO EATS CHILDREN! 

LIGHTING UP THE CHRISTMAS CHARITY TREE 2013
ON DEC 10 AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
 Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur's Christmas Charity Tree 2013.jpg
The Christmas Charity Tree is a meaningful project every year, initiated by the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, to raise funds for sick children. Reto Klauser, Vice-President and General Manager of the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, will light up this Christmas Charity Tree on December 10 2013.

This year the Christmas Charity Tree, placed in the Lobby of the hotel, draws attention with the theme – Santa’s Toy Factory. Beautifully crafted sugarpieces, made by the hotel’s pastry artists, are stacked up on a conical steel structure to form a giant Christmas Tree.

Organisations and individuals are invited to sponsor a sugarpiece with a minimum donation of RM1,000. The donors’ names or company logos are prominently displayed against each sugarpiece. The money donated will go to children who are in urgent need of funds for immediate surgeries and medical care.

The Christmas Charity Tree is an annual charity project titled “Embrace the Gift of Life” initiated by the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur to aid children suffering from severe heart ailments and loss of limbs. Since 1985 the hotel has helped hundreds of critically ill children and raised more than RM3 million through this Christmas Charity Tree.

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur's Christmas Charity Tree 2013.jpg

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur                                                                                                       
Lighting Up The Christmas Charity Tree 2013-12-06
On Dec 10 at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This year, the funds raised will benefit six children:
  • One-month-old Kristabelle Yogavalli Kulandai who needs a life-saving cardiac operation which costs RM45,000.
  • Five-month-old Puteri Amni Haifa Hussni who suffers from a hole in the heart and needs an operation costing RM38,000.
  • One-year-old Nur Qaisara Muinuddin who has a defective heart and needs two operations costing RM45,000
  • Five-month-old See Seng Hong who needs an operation to close the hole in his heart. It costs RM38,000.
  • One-year-old Darwisyah Saffiyah who suffers from a hole in the heart and other complications. She needs an operation that costs RM30,000.
  • Eighteen-year-old Khairul Azwan Zainal Abidin who suffers from cancer of the shin bone and needs surgery that costs RM35,000.

The Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur has invited 150 disadvantaged children from different homes in the Klang Valley to the Lighting Up Ceremony of the Christmas Charity Tree. The Hotel will host a Christmas Party for them at the Lemon Garden Café during the event.
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur's Christmas Charity Tree 2013.jpg

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab EmiratesThe group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

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