Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced that the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London will open May 6.
Located on the South Bank of the River Thames in the 306-metre-high, glass-clad Shard, the hotel will be the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group’s third in Europe, following debuts in Paris in 2010 and Istanbul in 2013.
As the tallest hotel in Western Europe and the first high-rise hotel in London, the Shangri-La occupies levels 34 to 52 of the 72-storey Shard. Views unfold in all directions revealing iconic landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Parliament.
Guests will be escorted in a high-speed elevator from the hotel’s dedicated entrance to the sky lobby on level 35. Asian touches in the lobby and lobby lounge will reflect Shangri-La’s heritage, while modern and classic art with pieces from a mix of Asian and British artists are showcased throughout public areas. Each of the guestrooms and suites, which range from 30 to 188 square metres, is individual in layout and design. All feature floor-to-ceiling windows, marble-clad bathrooms with heated floors, separate bathtubs and integrated television screens.