Sustainable Seafood: Shangri-La Hotels Bans Shark Fin

Shang Palace at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris

Hats off to luxury hotel chains that take steps to protect the environment. Just days ago, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced a sustainable seafood policy-- hot on the heels of The Peninsula Hotels’ shark fin soup ban. The company will immediately stop serving shark fin in all 72 hotels and resorts under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders hotel brands. Shangri-La will also phase out endangered Bluefin tuna and Chilean sea bass in all its operated restaurants within the year. This new policy is the latest to illustrate Shangri-La's commitment to the environment; the company has also sponsored various conservation projects including the creation of marine sanctuaries to ensure reef protection and the stability of marine life near some of Shangri-La's tropical resorts.

Pictured: The much-heralded Shang Palace at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. Newly opened in September 2011, Shang Palace is the first gourmet Cantonese restaurant in the city.

Suggested Articles

The region of Tamil Nadu doesn’t attract vast numbers of tourists like Rajasthan, but many come because of its architectural heritage. Read more here.

Encompassing a natural cove, Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Çeşme is spread across more than a mile of Çeşme’s Boyalık Bay. Read more.

The restaurant in Menton on the French Riviera became the first French restaurant to nab this honor since the award's inception in 2002. See more here.