Le Shangri-La Paris, situated at 10, avenue d’Iéna (16th), is housed in the former mansion house built in 1896 for Prince Roland Bonaparte, the great-nephew of Napoléon. The palace has 54 huge bedrooms with a view of the city and the Seine; its 27 suites are amongst the most spacious in Paris.
The Suite Impériale, the former private apartment of Roland Bonaparte, is the most luxurious of this 5-star establishment. For Eiffel Tower enthusiasts, the Eiffel Premier bedrooms offer a unique view of the most famous monument in Paris. The historic building was redesigned by the architect Richard Martinet and decorated in the Empire style by designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. The interior garden is the work of landscape architect Louis Benech.
Led by chef Philippe Labbé, the palace willoffer three restaurants with a gastronomic dining room serving French cuisine, L’Abeille (seats 48), a Cantonese restaurant, Shang Palace (seats 106) and La Bauhinia a 24hr/24 lounge restaurant under the great 19th-century glass roof (seats 78).
Large salons, spa and well-being
A palace has to have its spa and Le Shangri-La offers its guests a well-being space with beauty treatment rooms, fitness room open 24/24 with the possibility of a personal coach, and a 16-metre-long swimming pool that will open at the end of 2012. As well as its elegant bedrooms, equipped with the latest technology and the quality of its service that has given Shangri-La its outstanding reputation in Asia, the palace also seeks to be in a class of its own by its location close to the Étoile and the Champs-Élysées.
The magnific entreception rooms which have been entirely restored extend over 850 m². The Grand Salon, with its period chandeliers can host 350 people, and the Salon Roland Bonaparte, 250 people. Both are fully-equipped for conferences, weddings and other events.
Le Shangri-La Paris is managed by Alain Borgers, who has worked for the Shangri-La chain for some 15 years. Inaugurated in December 2010, this palace was the first hotel to open in Europe for this luxury Asian chain founded in Hong Kong.