Shangri La Hotel Paris
Shangri La, famous for building chains of luxurious hotels, excellent service infusing Asian hospitality. Known throughout Asia, especially the pride of every Malaysians as the owner Robert Kuok is a Malaysian.
In 2010, the first Shangri-La hotel in Europe began accepting guest. Where else is more suitable other than the City of Lights – Paris?
Showing us around Shangri La Hotel Paris hotel is the assistant of communication coordinator Ms. Marie. Talk about a small world as we found out she was my school mate in St Christopher International School, Penang when we were young before relocating to Fiji while I continued my studies in Chung Ling High School. Meeting her 6000 miles away after a decade definitely brings unspoken joy.
Built in 1896, the former palace of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte has inherited unparalleled views across the Seine & the ever famed Eiffel Tower, this magnifique palace is located in the elegant 16th arrondissement, just 15 minutes stroll from the Champs Elysees & Arc de Thriomphe.
After a century, Shangri La Hotel Paris embarked a massive restoration project on the property with Richard Martinet directed the architectural renovations, meticulously restoring all the rooms to their former glory.
Interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has put in huge efforts ensuring the rooms are as similar with the original palace. Another worth to note that the Roland Suite is also listed as a French Heritage site.
With 101 rooms, of which 36 are suites, the best have large rooftop terraces with astonishing views of the Eiffel Tower.
Each room and suite has a marble bathroom with heated floors, separate bathtub and rainfall shower and double sinks above which a flat-screen television is integrated into a large mirror.
All rooms in Shangri La Hotel Paris are also equipped with complimentary Wi-fi & offers BVLGARI White Tea toiletry products
The hotel currently boasts two Michelin rated restaurants: 2 Michelin starred L’Abeille and 1 Michelin starred Cantonese food at the Shang Palace.
Updated : Executive Chef Philippe Labbé of L’Abeille was also recognized by Gault Millau as Cuisinier de l’Année 2013 (chef of the year).
There is also an all-day casual dining in La Bauhinia for French and pan-Asian dishes served under stunning glass cupola & Murano chandelier.
Home Style Paris Brest with Gianduja ice cream.
There is also Le Bar, with its authentic Empire décor, a perfect place to sip a cocktail or glass of wine from its extensive cellar.
A night in Shangri La Hotel Paris doesnt come cheap, but definitely worth spending for an unforgettable experience at least once a lifetime!
Shangri La Hotel Paris
10 Avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris, France