With its postcard-perfect views, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris is set up for an unforgettable escape
Overlooking the iconic Eiffel Tower and the River Seine, you would be hard-pressed to find a more perfect vantage point in the French capital than Shangri-La Hotel, Paris – and La Suite Shangri-La is the hotel’s pièce de résistance.
Begin a romantic evening with dinner at L’Abeille, the hotel’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant (where even the dress code is distinctly Parisian and listed as simply “chic”). Dine on regal French delicacies like lobster from Brittany before heading back to your own private terrace to gaze across the city’s glittering skyline. Michelin-starred French Chef Christophe Moret oversees the hotel’s three restaurants.
Originally built in 1896 as the home of Prince Roland Bonaparte, the historic building’s renovation took four years – the same length of time as its original construction. Stained-glass windows and original wooden floors were reassembled, gold-leaf appliqués were re-applied and hidden glass ceilings uncovered. The suites’ interiors combine elegant Asian influences with decor inspired by the former Palais d’léna: silk-threaded wallpaper, textured wall panels, period light fixtures and a marble bathroom with heated floors. The result is a hotel to rival the grands appartements of Versailles, but made for the 21st-century traveller.