London’s Newest Shangri-La to Open in The Shard in 2013


Visitors heading to London, England will soon have a new option if they’re looking for luxurious comfort with a stunning view of the city; the opulent Shangri-La will be opening its doors early next year and will surprise even the most cynical of world travellers with its panoramic vista of the British Capital from the hotel’s bi-level lobby.

The Shard’s Shangri-La hotel will feature 195 rooms for guests and will measure, on average, about 42 square meters (452 square feet), the largest luxury hotel rooms in London.

The Shard is the tallest building in Europe, and is over 310 meters (1,017 feet) high.  The futuristic building which is now the dominant attraction in the London skyline is expected to attract up to 5,000 visitors per day who will want a glimpse of the city from the public viewing platform on the 69th floor.

The Shangri-La will occupy floors 34 to 52, and the 25 suites will have glazed winter gardens.  The 195 rooms will offer the patented Shangri-La beds which are designed to alleviate tension in the back and provide a good night’s rest.  Further making the hotel even more attractive for the well-to-do set will be the convenient inner-city location close to London Bridge and the 180 degree views of London.

The Shard was inaugurated before the 2012 Summer Olympics.  At the present time, only the façade of the building is complete; however everything is expected to open on schedule February 1, 2013.