Located 10 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, just a 2 1/2-hour flight from Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a tranquil retreat offering 492 recently renovated rooms and suites, seven restaurants and bars, and a wealth of enjoyable recreational opportunities for families and leisure travellers. The resort is now home to CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, a luxurious private spa experience based on traditional Asian healing philosophies. Opened on 20 December 2007, the spa comprises 5 individual Island Villas, 3 Couples' Villas and an open Yoga Pavilion, all located on Pulau Bayu, the resort’s private island.
Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa comprises 492 luxurious rooms and suites in two wings, the Kinabalu Wing and the Tanjung Wing. All rooms have been recently renovated to provide contemporary luxury inspired by the colours and textures of traditional Borneo. Kinabalu Seaview rooms and suites offer memorable views of the either the ocean or Mount Kinabalu. Rooms in the Tanjung Wing face the South China Sea.
Café TATU is a contemporary restaurant featuring a varied buffet breakfast and dinner in an open-kitchen design. Watch as the dish is prepared fresh on the spot at one of the cooking stations. Café TATU offers Mongolian, Tandoori, Asian noodles, dim sum, pasta, salads and desserts. Lunch is available à la carte.
Contemporary and chic, the establishment is elegantly designed with warm timber furnishings and sleek leather furniture. Adorning the olive green walls are canvasses of beautifully hand painted olive trees contributed by local artist Martini Asap. Boasting a spacious dining area with seating capacity of 118 persons, diners have the option of dining al fresco at the romantic outdoor terrace or in air-conditioned comfort.
Shang Palace is located at the ground level of the resort, overlooking the evergreen Kinabalu garden and the South China Sea. The classic traditional interiors enhance the experience of dining on our excellent Chinese cuisine. The restaurant is renowned for its delectable dim sum, available for breakfast and lunch, as well as its mouth-watering choice of Cantonese and Chinese fare. Shang Palace can accommodate private dinner functions for up to 138 persons. Two private dining rooms for 10 and 20 persons are also available.
CHI, The Spa, at Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa offers a unique spa design concept. A standalone spa village sits on an island connected to the hotel via a private causeway. Traditional Borneo treatments on the spa menu are plant-based in nature, energy aware and reflect the multi-cultural heritage of the region. CHI, The Spa at Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, was voted "Best Spa in Malaysia" in the SpaFinder 2009 Readers' Poll. Body massage, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy, and movement of the mind through relaxation and meditation combine to assist the body's natural renewal. These healing principles form the basis of the CHI spa philosophy.