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London’s New Landmark



If you’re headed for a shopping spree in London this summer, keep an eye out for the much anticipated Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, which opens this May in the eye-catching 306-metre-high, glass-clad Shard skyscraper. The group’s third hotel in Europe, following debuts in Paris in 2010 and Istanbul in 2013, the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard will be the tallest hotel in Western Europe and the first high-rise hotel in London, occupying levels 34 to 52 of the 72-storey building.  The hotel’s contemporary interior design complements Renzo Piano's masterful architecture and the breathtaking views - unmatched by any other hotel in London - unfold in all directions revealing iconic landmarks such as St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

Every detail of the hotel environment has been taken into consideration - from the extensive collection of original artworks on display to the spectacular grand staircase sweeping across double length floor‑to‑ceiling windows, linking levels 34 and 35 within the hotel's sky lobby. Guests will be escorted in a high-speed elevator from the hotel's dedicated entrance on St. Thomas Street to the sky lobby on level 35.  Subtle 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 acclaimed Asian and British artists are showcased throughout public areas.

The hotel's 202 guestrooms and suites will open from levels 36 to 50 and are amongst the largest in London.  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 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.  www.shangri-la.com/london






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