Staying in Paris
When in Paris, what could be better than a hotel room with great views of the Eiffel Tower and the gorgeous River Seine? That is exactly what the majestic Shangri-La hotel Paris offers its guests – an old-world elegance, adorned with the fine work of craftsmen in what was the former home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte mirrored in the city that lies just below. Its 81 public rooms have retained its original regal grandeur with the sky-high ceilings, ormolu and wedding cake moldings, giving guests an authentic Paris palace hotel experience.
The Shangri-La Paris is the group’s first European hotel and has managed to maintain the original Parisian spirit of the ground-floor public rooms, with some Asian touches like the Ming-inspired vases by the entrance. The décor is determinedly 19th-century with its straight lines, dark wood, marble, bronze and beautiful wallpaper and wall fabrics in the corridors and the bedrooms. The guestrooms do not fall short in their high-class amenities and state-of-the-art technology offerings.
More than half of the 81 rooms and suites have a direct view of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine, including stunning terraces. The hotel’s most famed and expensive suite, the 3000 sq ft Imperial Suite does not however offer an Eiffel Tower view as it was part of Roland Bonaparte’s original private mansion, constructed well before the Eiffel Tower was built.
When it comes to dining, guests can choose from a casual dining experience while sitting under a stunning glass cupola at La Bauhinia, a French gourmet dinner at L’Abeille or The Bee, which was honored with two stars in the Michelin Guide 2012, or an authentic Cantonese culinary experience at the first Shang Palace signature restaurant in Europe, awarded one star in the Michelin Guide 2012.Le Bar offers guests a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from its extensive wine cellar.
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris’ wellness facilities includes a state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor with outdoor terrace and a Carita beauty treatment center.
The hotel’s corporate guests can conduct meetings in rooms that are registered under the protection of French Historical Monuments. Restored to their original beauty to accommodate the most elegant events, the meeting rooms have seven-meter high ceilings, function rooms cast in original chandeliers, marble fireplace and Louis XIV décor, a Salon Roland Bonaparte set in elegant French décor as well as all the functional audiovisual equipment required.
Staying in Paris