About the Hotel
The Legend of Shangri-La and Its Unique Hospitality is Making Its Way to Europe
In 2013, Shangri-La will reach an even higher level of attainment, when it launches a new luxury hotel inside the spire of The Shard.
A New Symbol for London
At 310 metres (1,016 feet) high, The Shard is regarded as one of the most ambitious architectural endeavours in the United Kingdom.
Its height will make it one of the tallest buildings in Europe, while its soaring spire shape will make it one of the most distinctive.
A Philosophy Born in The East
As with every property in the group, Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard, London, will operate on a simple yet powerful philosophy of Shangri-La hospitality from warm, caring people.
The uniquely Asian view of service at this luxury hotel in London embodies the core values of respect, helpfulness, courtesy, sincerity and humility. These qualities have been the cornerstone of Shangri-La's success.
Rooms & Suites
The hotel's 202 deluxe guestrooms, averaging more than 42 square metres (452 square feet), will be amongst the largest in London.
A wide array of guestroom features and services will include the "Shangri-La Bed," made exclusively for the hotel group and featuring patented body-contouring technology; iPod docking station; complimentary high-speed Internet access; designer amenities, individual coffee machines, heated floors and washlet toilets in all bathrooms; butler service in all suites; climate control to complement the building's integrated sun shielding system, and more.
The hotel will offer three wining and dining options, including a gourmet deli on the ground floor, a destination restaurant and lounge on level 35, and a signature bar on level 52.
The hotel cake shop and artisan deli on the ground floor will feature an inviting selection of Shangri-La's renowned signature cakes, home-made chocolates and pastries, as well as freshly prepared seasonal hampers, classic savouries and sandwiches for eat-in or take-away. Creative beverages and afternoon tea will also be available.
The destination restaurant and lounge on level 35 will offer a sumptuous array of locally inspired dishes with an Asian twist, enthused by the fresh produce of the nearby local food markets and crafted with meticulous attention. Featuring London’s best views and open throughout the day and evening, it will be the perfect venue for any special occasion. Apart from the traditional afternoon tea, the lounge will offer an Asian-inspired Shangri-La tea featuring one of the largest selections of Chinese teas in London. Continental breakfast, light meals and evening drinks will also be available, with an emphasis on Shangri-La’s signature Asian dishes – Hainan Chicken Rice, Laksa, Nasi Goreng, Char Kuey Teow and Wonton noodle soup among others.
The destination bar on level 52 will take one on an aspirational journey infused with modern Asian sensuality. The design ethos of the venue is inspired by the mythical aspect of Cinnabar - a mineral that has been used historically to create the "dragon red" most commonly used in the walls of the Chinese Imperial Palaces. Crafted into a number of chambers of intimate proportions (Cocktail Bar, Champagne Bar and the Swimming Pool), the interior is also reminiscent of the traditional boudoirs of the West. The stunning backdrop of London’s skyline will unveil the perfect setting for sunset cocktails or late night drinks.
Health & Leisure
Fitness and recreational facilities (situated on level 52) will include an infinity swimming pool and fully equipped 24-hour gym, both with panoramic views of the London skyline.
Meetings & Events
Located on level 34, the unique function space will comprise three river-facing venues, the largest of which has a total seating capacity of 110.
They will all offer stunning views, natural daylight, state-of-the-art conferencing technology and a wide array of professional services.
The grand staircase connecting levels 34 and 35 (at 125 metres / 410 feet above sea level) will be the ideal location for wedding photographs with the stunning backdrop of the city views. Shangri-La’s unique Signature Events and Signature Wedding concepts will bring an extra special flair to London’s meetings scene.