A New Icon to Open in London
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have announced that new property, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London will open to guests on 6 May 2014. Located on the historic South Bank of the stunning River Thames in the 306-metre-high, glass-clad Shard, the property will be the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group’s third in Europe, following debuts in Paris in 2010 and Istanbul in 2013. The hotel boasts 202 luxury guestrooms and suites, a sky lobby, a spectacular grand staircase sweeping across double length floor-to-ceiling windows and unrivalled views of iconic landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.
The new Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London occupies levels 34 to 52 of the 72-storey Shard. Because of The Shard’s spiral shape, each of the spacious guestrooms and suites, which range from 30 to 188 square metres, is individual in layout and design. All rooms feature floor to ceiling windows and unrivalled views across the city, marble-clad bathrooms with heated floors, separate bathtubs, Acqua di Parma amenities and mirrors with integrated television screens.
Deluxe, Premier and Grand Premier guestrooms and suites offer northerly views towards the city and London’s most famous landmarks. Superior guestrooms and suites feature far-reaching vistas over the vibrant areas of the south and towards the historic counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Some of the most stunning views are from the hotel’s three signature suites that will be unveiled in September 2014. All signature suites overlook St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and down river towards the O2 Arena. The jewel in the crown is the Shangri-La Suite, situated on level 39, providing 180-degree views of London. From the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben to the Tower of London, the view encompasses the River Thames with the Canary Wharf, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Maritime Greenwich dotted along the meandering waterway.