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Two Lobbies Fit for Hotel Geeks at the Shangri-La Singapore

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February 7, 2012 at 5:18 PM | by | ()

Reception at the Tower Wing (left) and reception at the Valley Wing (right)

It's really a tale of two lobbies, the Shangri-La Singapore. There's the original, red and gold grand lobby of the Tower Wing, opened in the early 1970s. Then, there's the white marble and gold of the modern Valley Wing next door. While the Valley Wing has its exclusivity and free champagne and fancy breakfast in the Summit Room, the Tower Wing has that classic appeal plus many mega chandeliers and the many decades of afternoon tea enjoyed on the Rose Veranda.

Yes, you already know what major hotel geeks we are—heck, you are reading this on HotelChatter.com, but please let us stress the appeal of the main Shangri-La lobby to those who really appreciate these things. It's a proper grand dame lobby, but with the added intricacies of Asian feng shui and luck-influenced interior design.

The photos tell much more than we can explain, but we must say that if you're a fan of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, the Drake in Chicago or the Royal York in Toronto, that the Shangri-La lobby is a spot you cannot pass up. It may not be as old as those three, but it's got the right stuff.

We stayed as a guest of Singapore Airlines, while on assignment for Jaunted.com. However, all photos, videos and opinions are completely our own.

[Photos: Cynthia Drescher]

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