Shangri-La at The Shard London Drops an Opening Date of May 6
We can’t believe we’re typing these words, but the Shangri-La at the Shard London has an opening date. For real!
May 6, 2014 will go down in the history books as the first day guests will be zooming up to level 35 of the Renzo Piano-designed Shard to finally explore the tallest hotel in Western Europe.
Level 34 and 35 will contain the sky lobby, linked together by a grand staircase and offering floor-to-ceiling windows. Guestrooms will be between floors 36 and 50, with views broken down by category, like we talked about just before the end of the year. Over a third of the bathrooms have windows as well, with Aqua di Parma toiletries to use while you soak and soak up the view.
Chinese restaurant GŎNG and the gym and swimming pool, all located on the 52nd floor, will open on July 1. Restaurant and lounge TĪNG will be on level 35, with deli LÁNG at street level.
As uplifting as this news is, here is the downside: when reservations open on March 17, opening rates will start from £450 ($730) a night. Stay tuned for more soon.
[Photo: JasonD for HotelChatter]