Renovation Updates

Progress Report

As we make headway on our renovation project, we will post status updates here and on our Facebook page. Check back often to see how we're doing!


As many of you know, Shangri-La Springs was originally built in 1921 as a hotel. Since then, the property has grown under several owners into the extraordinary property Shangri-La is today. However one of the most significant things that was left behind as prior owners came and went, were the hotel rooms. On July 1st, we will be closing the Great House for the summer to give us the opportunity to renovate the entire second story and the rooms along the side of the property.

Classes will be discontinued during this period, and our Dining Room and Gift Shop will be closed. Events and Art Shows will also be suspended temporarily.

The good news, our beloved Organic Spa will remain open throughout the renovation. We hope you are as excited as we are and know that we understand what an inconvenience this may be. In closing, we will be able to work as quickly and efficiently as possible, minimizing our down time in order to welcome our guests back as soon as possible.

In the News

The Shangri-La Springs, a historic resort in downtown Bonita Springs seen on Sept. 19, 2017, did not sustain damage to its building following Hurricane Irma.
(Photo: Patrick Riley/Naples Daily News)
Sep 19 2017

Bonita Springs' Shangri-La resort, Buffalo Chips restaurant weather Hurricane Irma
Although parts of Bonita Springs remained flooded Tuesday — more than a week after Hurricane Irma roared across Southwest Florida — some of the city's venerable institutions weathered the storm.

The Shangri-La Springs, a historic resort in downtown Bonita Springs that was built in 1921, sustained "zero damage" to its building, General Manager Lee Bellamy said, and the property's two 80-year-old Mysore fig trees will pull through, too.

"They just need to get cleaned up," Bellamy said of the famous trees, which tower over the property's courtyard and had some of their mighty branches mangled by the powerful winds.

"They're going to be fine. ... Didn't damage the root system at all."

The giant Mysore fig trees are two of only four in all of Southwest Florida, said John Domanski, the property's facilities and maintenance manager.

That number grew even smaller after the ferocious hurricane uprooted a large Mysore fig tree on the property of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Another — bigger — Mysore fig tree at the Estates survived the storm.

"These are pretty strong trees," Domanski said.

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