Bengaluru, 8 April 2019 – Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru conducted its bi-annual Workplace Fire Safety Training and Emergency Response Drill today. The exercise was carefully planned and executed under the close supervision of the hotel’s general manager, resident manager, director of engineering, and director of security. More than 260 employees, along with the department heads, participated in the drill, demonstrating the emergency-response readiness of the hotel’s team. Human life, guest and property safety is the hotel’s utmost priority and attaches great importance to fire safety.

Shangri-La group observes ‘Safety Awareness Month’ twice in a year in order to build a stronger safety culture at the Workplace. A group-wide fire drill and evacuation exercise was held across all Shangri-La hotels in the world. The comprehensive simulated drill aims to ensure the staff is well-trained and adequately prepared to identify and execute fire safety measures during emergency situations.  During the session, importance is placed on fundamentals, including discovering the source of fire, response to fire alarms, smoke detectors and evacuation order.

“Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru prides itself in embracing safety and security as the top priority at all times.  To ensure our readiness in managing fire-related contingencies, we conduct two annual drills, with prior intimation to guests.  The staff is not only trained for prompt action, but firefighting and security-related equipment is also tested, so that they are in excellent condition.  Providing our guests and staff a safe and secure surroundings will continue to be our top priority,” said the hotel’s general manager, Mr. Andreas Streiber.

The simulated drill was conducted between 10 00 hrs to 12 00 hrs.  All participants were led out of the hotel through the nearest fire exits to safe assemble at the b Café alfresco area.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, visit

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