No, No, La: Shangri-La Paris Now Opening in December
If you had your hearts set on an early autumn getaway to Paris, spending the night at the Shangri-La Paris set to open in September, we hate to crush the dream, but the hotel will now be opening in early December.
Still, the experience may be worth the wait. The 109-room hotel will be created out of the former residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte, nephew to Napolean. The turn of the 20th century building is located in the 16th arrondissement, adjacent to the Trocadero and with views of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, Les Invalides, the Louvre and Montmartre.
Architect Richard Martinet is doing the hotel's restoration with interiors by interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon who will bring an "Empire-style" look and feel to the rooms, combined with the latest in technology and amenities of course, like heated bathroom floors. And this being a Shangri-La Hotel, you can expect free WiFi here.
The hotel also has two restaurants planned--one French and the other Cantonese--as well as a public lounge/bar, wine cellar and 24-hour room service. Rounding out the amenities will be a full-service spa with a swimming pool and for the warmer months, a secluded garden "re-invented" by landscape designer Louis Benech.
Sadly, there are no good renderings or photos of the hotel and its rooms--only sketches. There's also no word on how many Euros a night this slice of Shangri-La in the City of Light will cost but it will be the largest luxury hotel in town. So expect prices to reflect that.