March, 2013 saw the opening of Shangri-La on the Bosphorus, Istanbul. The strait forms a natural divide between east and west. It also was the location of rioting and protests at the time. As a symbolic gesture, we released thousands of floating lanterns carrying warm wishes of our staff and guests to the people of Istanbul.

2013年3月,伊斯坦堡香格里拉大酒店正式開幕,其位處所在的博斯普魯斯海峽猶如一道天然界線,將東西方兩個世界分隔開來;而其時當地正飽受示威暴亂之苦,於是遠道而來的香格里拉大酒店,便將數以千計載有員工和住客心願的浮燈放到海上,象徵為伊斯坦堡的人民送上祝福。