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Celebrate The Bard At The Shard

London, 1 April 2014 – Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, joins in the nationwide celebrations to commemorate 400 years of William Shakespeare and has released a Celebrate Shakespeare package for its guests starting valid throughout all of 2016.  Guests will enjoy a special room rate of £400 per night, inclusive of breakfast for two people, a Romeo & Juliet inspired cocktail, a copy of Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare: The World as a Stage, and a list of Shakespearean activity suggestions handpicked by the concierge. 
 
In association with Shakespeare 400, the hotel’s concierge has handpicked a selection of the best activities to celebrate the impact that Shakespeare’s writing has had on the collective imagination and marvel the ways in which Shakespeare has influenced cultures around the world since his death in 1616. The impact of Shakespeare extends far beyond the realm of the theatre - there are exhibitions to be visited, short films to watch, history walks along the river, and much more. 
 
Shakespeare on Film (ongoing throughout 2016)
The Shard’s proximity to the BFI Southbank offers its guests the opportunity to take advantage of the legendary institution’s season of Shakespeare related screenings and events. These include remastered versions of films such as Richard III (presented by Ian 
McKellen himself); Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran. http://www.bfi.org.uk/shakespeare-on-film 
 
In Search of Shakespeare (15th April)
Famed BBC historian Michael Wood (BA, Oxon) discusses his academic research into Shakespeare at St Botolph’s Hall, which is conveniently located in Bishopsgate, just a short walk across London Bridge from The Shard. www.mola.org.uk/events/search-shakespeare-talk-bbc-historian-michael-wood  
 
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (ongoing) 
A unique opportunity to see Shakespeare’s iconic theatre, located a stone’s throw from Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard on the Southbank. Originally built in 1599, the Elizabethan theatre runs daily tours allowing guests to learn more about the history of the building and the world of its most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/exhibition  
 
Othello: The Curator's Room (6th June – 25th August 2016) 
The Senate House library presents Metamorphosis, an exclusive opportunity to journey through the seven ages of Shakespeare and the evolution of his texts from the 17th century to the 21st. Curators of the exhibition will discuss these rare texts in the intimate setting of the original room 101. They will focus on the tale of Othello, examining Senate House Library's copy of the main source of inspiration 
On display in the Curators’ Room is a rare First Folio as well as editions intended neither for scholarship nor plain reading, but for sheer beauty. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/othello-the-curators-room-tickets-21451745749  
 
For more information on exhibitions and events visit: http://www.shakespeare400.org/  
The Celebrate Shakespeare package is priced at £400 per night. Rate is valid for two people sharing a room and includes VAT. For reservations, please email reservations.slln@shangri-la.com; call (44 0) 207 234 8088 or visit www.shangri-la.com/london.  
 
About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts: 
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages over 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 39,000. Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of ‘hospitality from the heart.’   The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.  For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com