The Shard’s Shangri-La Hotel opens its doors
The Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard is located in one of the tallest buildings in Western Europe and each of its 202 guestrooms features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a breathtaking perspective on the capital.
The five-star hotel will occupy floors 34 to 52 of Renzo Piano?s iconic 1016ft tall building on the banks of the River Thames.
Rooms will cost from ?450 a night and each of them will feature a unique layout and design thanks to The Shard?s spiral shape.
Floor-to-ceiling windows will offer guests vertigo-inducing views that take in Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena and beyond.
Inside, there will be body-contouring Shangri-La beds, marble bathrooms with heated floors, Acqua Di Parma toiletries and televisions integrated with mirrors.
But it is the hotel?s three ?signature suites? – which will be unveiled in September – that will feature some of the most jaw-dropping views.
All three overlook St Paul?s Cathedral and Tower Bridge, and the Shangri-La suite on the 39th floor will offer a 180-degree view of the Thames that takes in the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the Tower of London, Tate Modern, Shakespeare?s Globe theatre, and Canary Wharf.
Not surprisingly, the stunning vistas come with an equally stunning price tag: a suite is expected to cost up to ?3,250, but the fee includes a personal butler who will ensure you don?t have to avert your gaze to top up your champagne.
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Source:? Helen Nicholson (2014), London’s highest infinity pool, personal butlers and binoculars in the bedrooms: The Shard’s Shangri-La Hotel opens its doors, Mail Online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2620678/Shangri-La-Hotel-At-The-Shard-opens-doors-breaktaking-views-set-3-250-night.html published May 06, 2014. Viewed May 08, 2014.