The ShangriLa Residences are in the same building as the ShangriLa Hotel and share the same gym and other amenities. The Residences are on lower floors versus the regular hotel rooms and do not have housekeeping services on weekends. A 1 bedroom residence is more than twice the size of a regular hotel room and the residence includes a kitchen (stove top, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, rice cooker, hot water, but no oven), and most importantly, a washer/dryer. Don’t expect to run too many loads through the washer/dryer. The unit takes a very long time to wash and dry. It is extremely quiet though.
Overall, the Residences is great if you are planning a longer stay in BGC.