In case you haven't been following along with the Saga of the Shangri-La at The Shard, the hotel will occupy floors 32-52 of the Renzo Piano-designed building. It will be the first Shangri-La Hotel to open in the UK. It was supposed to open way back in 2012 for the Summer Olympics but there were several major delays, including some pretty big construction hurdles. But now it's clear that May 6 is opening date once and for all.
Indeed, a friend of a friend went through The Shard building the other week and attempted to enter the Shangri-La to use the restroom but according to our friend:
the extremely polite and friendly doorman said they were not open for a few more weeks yet. But from street level, the lobby area looked completely done and 'staged' for opening."
The hotel has been releasing some photos, slowly but surely, on its Facebook page and we're hoping to have an inside look for you very soon. Stay tuned!