Shangri-La Hotel Paris
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best Big City Sleep
- Once the private residence of Napoleon Bonaparte’s great nephew
- Classic Empire elegance reigns throughout
- Three in-house restaurants, including L'Abeille (two Michelin stars) and Shang Palace (one Michelin star)
- Large light-flooded indoor swimming pool
- The hotel is one of the few Palace Hotels in Paris, a prestigious collection of the city's best properties
What To Know
- More than half the rooms have stupendous views of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower
- The Asian influence is discreet but omnipresent, from the tea served on arrival to the staff uniforms and Ming-inspired vases
- This is a quiet area near embassies and museums
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon has successfully blended Napoleonic elegance and understated chinoiserie in this 1896 limestone mansion, Shangri-La’s first European hotel. The hand-gilded paneling and lavish use of marble are reminders that much of the building is classified as a French historical monument. From liveried doormen to crystal chandeliers and woven silk wallpaper, you’ll either love or hate the opulence, but there is no faulting the standard of comfort. The service is impeccable and discreet, and the gold and ecru guestrooms are kitted out with the latest technological amenities (marble bathrooms with underfloor heating, TV screens embedded in the mirrors). Take a soak in your bathtub and watch the sparkling lights illuminate the Eiffel Tower at night, or better still, have breakfast on your balcony and watch boats idle up the Seine (from the Eiffel Premier Rooms and Suites). Three top restaurants (including the Michelin-starred L’Abeille and Shang Palace), an Empire-style cocktail bar and a 24/7 fitness room, indoor pool and wellness center offering CARITA body treatments complete this regal retreat.
In the Area
This is a quietly chic residential area, so for the bustle of central Paris you’ll have to hop the nearby metro or take a cab. However, the Champs-Elysées is just a 10-minute stroll across the Seine, and you’re close to many museums. Check out the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, which traces the diverse art movements of the 20th century. Or visit the Musée Baccarat to see its dazzling crystal collection. In the spirit of the Shangri-La, you might opt to improve your knowledge of Asian art with a visit to the Musée des Arts Asiatiques Guimet.
How to Get There
We visited Paris for our daughters 25th birthday. From the time we arrived, Alice greeted us and made us feel at home. Once we decided on this property for our trip I reached out to have somethings done for our daughters birthday. I was blessed when Celica was kind enough to help. She planned it all and made our daughter feel oh so special. If the property itself is not enough to make you want to stay, the staff will push your expectations over the top. I will definitely stay here my next trip and the biggest reason is due to the staff. Best service ever and we have traveled all over
We treated ourselves, and booked a suite at the Shangri-La with terrace, and Eiffel Tower view. We were very excited to arrive, and from the moment we did, we were very impressed with the gorgeous hotel, and warm welcoming staff. Elia was especially friendly and inviting, as she escorted us to our room, and gave us a little tour. We had emailed the concierge team prior to arriving in Paris to let them know that we were celebrating our daughters' birthday. They had all sorts of birthday goodies waiting for her, and champagne for us - lovely! The suite was spacious and comfortable - large bathroom, two closets with drawers, sitting room with pull out sofa, and separate bedroom with King bed. However, it was the large private terrace, and full on Eiffel Tower view that truly exceeded my expectations. Stunning! It was a splurge for us, but worth every penny as we sat out there in the evenings watching the Eiffel Tower lights with glass of wine. All of the staff that we encountered were friendly, helpful, and welcoming. A wonderful and memorable treat for our family! Thank you Shangri-La!
We traveled to 3 countries during our vacation and stayed in several different 5 star hotels. Shangri-La was hands down the best experience. The staff made you feel as if you were the only guest and were extremely attentive to our needs. In particular, Julie, the duty manager, went out of the way to accommodate all of our needs. I highly recommend this hotel.