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
t was just a fantastic experience. What a great and friendly Team. I can only recomand it to anyone else. But the best was the Restaurant. I am a Chef myself and worked in three star places. We go twice or three times a year into Michelin Star Restaurants, but at the Restaurant "L'Arbaille" was one of my very best dinners in my life. The food and the service should defenitly deserve 3***. Thank you very much to all the Team there and congratualtion to the Managment for such an outstanding Quality in every part of the hotel. They made our 10th wedding annivarsary an unforgetable day. Christian and Petra Vogler from Munich
We were so excited to stay in Shangri-La Paris, because always feel good but this time we felt so embarrassed when we checked in, the receptionist asked us twice to upgrade our room. First to the suite with terrace which needed to pay €1200 more per night, after we said it is too expensive and then postponed junior suite which needed to pay €500 more per night. We felt so embarrassed cause staying in Shangri-La was not cheap already, but the way he kept asking us upgrade made us so uncomfortable... apart from this, the other service is good.
I would recommend to anyone. The service outstanding!!! We will be coming back here. This place and its staff did not disappoint. We made use of the spa, gym and food service. All was amazing. Everyone did a great job to make you feel right at home. They made our anniversary perfect. They called me 6 days before our trip to see if they could do anything for me. Followed up with multiple emails. You couldn’t ask for anything more. We loved it!!