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Since our grand re-opening of Shangri-La Springs to the public in 2011 to the active vitality center we are today, Shangri-La Springs has been making headlines in the news.

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Jan 31 2018

Naples and area restaurants offer all their love for Valentine's Day
Naples is a Valentine's Day delight with restaurants and other outlets offering romantic packages for that special day.

Shangri-La Springs: Feb. 14, 6 to 9 p.m. at Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. This free event features live performances and presentations of artistic works from local artists and musicians. Guests can enjoy an all-levels yoga class at 7 p.m. and complimentary massage treatments at the spa. A three-course dinner prepared by Artichoke & Company is available for $68.50 per person from 6 to 8:30 p.m.


Nov 22 2017

Shangri-La Springs continues post-hurricane renovations
Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, has resumed its scheduled renovations following the effects of Hurricane Irma.

The property is currently undergoing interior renovations to its existing hotel rooms and an expansion of its dining room and kitchen. The Spa at Shangri- La Springs will remain open during the renovation and the on-site fitness programs will return on Dec. 14. The organic restaurant and full-service boutique hotel are slated to open in 2018.

During the renovation, the property will continue venue rentals for weddings and private events.

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.

A recently caught lionfish | Kevin Lollar
May 19 2017

Lionfish Pervade Waters Off Florida's Coasts
Saturday is "Lionfish Awareness and Removal Day" in Florida. Lionfish are an invasive species off Florida's coasts. People in southwest Florida are studying the fish's impact and others are helping to keep the invasive species' population under control.

Sometime in the 1980s, a boat coming somewhere from the Indo-Pacific had lionfish onboard. That's how they ended up in the waters off Florida where they don't belong. They’re white with red stripes, and have eighteen hypodermic-like needle-sharp venomous spines on their fins. They're the kind of fish you see in aquariums.

They’re pretty fish. But, as Florida Gulf Coast University marine biologist Mike Parsons said, their impact on the waters off Florida’s coasts, where they’re not supposed to be, has been anything but pretty.

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