Shangri-La Hotel to open on 6 May 2014

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have confirmed Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London will open 6 May 2014. Located on the historic South Bank of the River Thames in the 306-metre-high, glass-clad Shard, the hotel will be the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group's third in Europe, following debuts in Paris in 2010 and Istanbul in 2013.

As the tallest hotel in Western Europe and the first high-rise hotel in London, the Shangri-La occupies levels 34 to 52 of the 72-storey Shard. Its contemporary interior design complements Renzo Piano's masterful architecture and the breathtaking views - unmatched by any other hotel in London - unfold in all directions revealing iconic landmarks such as St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

The hotel's 202 guestrooms and suites will open from levels 36 to 50 and are amongst the largest in London. Because of The Shard's spiral shape, each of the spacious guestrooms and suites, which range from 30 to 188 square metres, is individual in layout and design. All feature floor to ceiling windows and unrivalled views across the city, marble-clad bathrooms with heated floors, separate bathtubs, Acqua di Parma amenities and mirrors with integrated television screens. Over a third of these bathrooms have city views.

Deluxe, Premier and Grand Premier guestrooms and suites offer northerly views towards the City and London's most famous landmarks. Superior guestrooms and suites feature far-reaching vistas over the vibrant areas of the south and towards the historic counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Some of the most stunning views are from the hotel's three signature suites that will be unveiled in September.

The hotel will feature three wining and dining venues. GŎNG, will be London's highest bar on level 52; TĪNG, is the signature restaurant and lounge on level 35; LÁNG is an artisan deli on the ground floor.

Three river-facing event spaces on level 34 offer stunning views and state-of-the-art conferencing technology along with catering services. The largest of the venues, Ren, accommodates up to 140 guests; the other two, Yi and Li, can hold up to 10 and 35 guests, respectively. The grand staircase connecting levels 34 and 35, with its vista of St. Paul's Cathedral and beyond, will be a picture-perfect location for wedding photography.

The hotel will be open for advance rooms, events, restaurant and lounge bookings from 17 March, with opening room rates starting at £450 per room per night, including VAT.

For room reservations, please:
email: reservations.slln@shangri-la.com
call: +44 (0) 207 234 8088
visit: www.shangri-la.com/london.

For event reservations, please:
email events.slln@shangri-la.com
call: +44 (0) 207 089 5513

For restaurant reservations, please:
email: ting.slln@shangri-la.com
call: +44 (0) 207 234 8000.