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