Shangri-La London hotel gets launch date

The long-anticipated Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard in London has finally been given a launch date and is set to open its doors on 6th May 2014.

The hotel, which was initially due to launch last May, will be the first high-rise hotel in London and is set to be the tallest in Western Europe. Occupying the 34th to 52nd floors at the 72-storey Shard, the new opening follows the launch of other Shangri-La European hotels in Paris in 2010 and Istanbul in 2013.

Among the attractions in the new hotel will be three dining venues and event spaces which will create various hospitality and catering jobs in the capital. Titled GONG, the hotel is set to house London’s highest bar, while it will also feature TING, its signature restaurant and lounge, as well as LANG, an artisan deli which will be based on the ground floor.

Alongside the new dining spaces will be three event areas called Ren, Yi and Li, which are set to offer views of various London landmarks including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, the O2 Arena and Big Ben.      

Announcing the launch, Darren Gearing, executive vice president and hotel general manager at the Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, said: “We are thrilled to be opening our doors in May after a number of years of planning and preparation. The hotel’s inspiring views will connect emotionally with guests, while our service hallmarks will position the hotel at the forefront of the world's finest hotels.”

The new venture is set to house 202 guestrooms and suites, while the hotel will also feature original artworks, double length floor to ceiling windows and marble clad bathrooms, which will set guests back a minimum of £450 per room per night when booking opens on 17th March.

By Owen Mckeon
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