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Gizmag visits Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London

Gizmag visits Shangri-La Hotel...
Shangri-La is a new hotel that has opened at the Shard in London
Shangri-La is a new hotel that has opened at the Shard in London
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Shangri-La is a new hotel that has opened at the Shard in London
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Shangri-La is a new hotel that has opened at the Shard in London
A view of the reception area at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A view of the reception area at Shangri-La at the Shard
The reception area looks out over London
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The reception area looks out over London
A view from one of the reception areas at Shangri-La at the Shard out over to St. Paul's Cathedral
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A view from one of the reception areas at Shangri-La at the Shard out over to St. Paul's Cathedral
The staircase and lounge area at Shangri-La at the Shard
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The staircase and lounge area at Shangri-La at the Shard
A view out along the Thames from the staircase at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A view out along the Thames from the staircase at Shangri-La at the Shard
The Shangri-La at the Shard lounge area overlooks the River Thames
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The Shangri-La at the Shard lounge area overlooks the River Thames
A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard overlooking Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
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A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard overlooking Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard overlooking the Gherkin
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A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard overlooking the Gherkin
A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard
A bar area at Shangri-La at the Shard looking out over London
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A bar area at Shangri-La at the Shard looking out over London
The Shangri-La at the Shard restaurant at night-time
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The Shangri-La at the Shard restaurant at night-time
A Shangri-La at the Shard bar area at night-time
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A Shangri-La at the Shard bar area at night-time
Shangri-La at the Shard lays claim to the highest cocktail bar in Western Europe
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Shangri-La at the Shard lays claim to the highest cocktail bar in Western Europe
A bedroom with a view at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A bedroom with a view at Shangri-La at the Shard
The beds at Shangri-La at the Shard are said to contour to the visitor's body shape
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The beds at Shangri-La at the Shard are said to contour to the visitor's body shape
A view from one of the beds at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A view from one of the beds at Shangri-La at the Shard
A view along the trainline coming into and out of London Bridge from a room at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A view along the trainline coming into and out of London Bridge from a room at Shangri-La at the Shard
A view across the River Thames from a room at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A view across the River Thames from a room at Shangri-La at the Shard
Binoculars are provided in every room at Shangri-La at the Shard
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Binoculars are provided in every room at Shangri-La at the Shard
A view from a room's bathroom at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A view from a room's bathroom at Shangri-La at the Shard
A view along the trainline into and out of London Bridge from a room's bathroom at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A view along the trainline into and out of London Bridge from a room's bathroom at Shangri-La at the Shard
A view from a bath in one of the rooms at Shangri-La at the Shard
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A view from a bath in one of the rooms at Shangri-La at the Shard
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Last month, a new hotel opened at the Shard in London. Shangi-La at the Shard claims to be the tallest hotel in Western Europe, in the tallest building, with the highest champagne bar and the highest swimming pool. Naturally, it seemed only right for Gizmag to visit and give it our seal of approval.

The Shard was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano and sits on the South Bank of the Thames. it was completed in 2012 with the newly-remodeled London Bridge Quarter its base. The tower stands at 309.6 m (1,016 ft) tall, spread over 72 floors. Shangri-La occupies floors 34 to 52 of the Shard and, as you'd imagine, the views for guests to enjoy are pretty remarkable.

Amongst the iconic landmarks visible from one part of the hotel or another are St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, the Houses of Parliament, the Gherkin and, of course, the River Thames. Bedrooms and bathrooms on one side of the hotel also have what is a surprisingly compelling view of the train lines coming into London Bridge.

A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard overlooking Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard overlooking Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast

With an A-list architect, record-breaking specifications and a laser show inauguration, the Shard is no stranger to glitz and glamor. Shangri-La fits that bill like a bellhop's glove. A total of 202 rooms are available, with an average size of 42 sq m (452 sq ft). Each room includes a body-contouring bed and marbled bathroom with heated floor. Butler service is offered in all of the hotel's suites.

Guests can choose to relax the Shangri-La's restaurant, lounge champagne and cocktail bar or ground-floor deli and patisserie. Alternatively, on the top floor of the hotel, guests can use a 24-hour gym and will be able to take a dip in its infinity pool that is due to open this summer.

According to Shangri-La, its venue at the Shard is its 83rd hotel and its third in Europe. Rooms start at £450 (about US$763) per room per night.

Check out our gallery of photos from Shangri-La at the Shard.

Source: Shangri-La at the Shard

Last month, a new hotel opened at the Shard in London. Shangi-La at the Shard claims to be the tallest hotel in Western Europe, in the tallest building, with the highest champagne bar and the highest swimming pool. Naturally, it seemed only right for Gizmag to visit and give it our seal of approval.

The Shard was designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano and sits on the South Bank of the Thames. it was completed in 2012 with the newly-remodeled London Bridge Quarter its base. The tower stands at 309.6 m (1,016 ft) tall, spread over 72 floors. Shangri-La occupies floors 34 to 52 of the Shard and, as you'd imagine, the views for guests to enjoy are pretty remarkable.

Amongst the iconic landmarks visible from one part of the hotel or another are St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, the Houses of Parliament, the Gherkin and, of course, the River Thames. Bedrooms and bathrooms on one side of the hotel also have what is a surprisingly compelling view of the train lines coming into London Bridge.

A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard overlooking Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
A seating area at Shangri-La at the Shard overlooking Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast

With an A-list architect, record-breaking specifications and a laser show inauguration, the Shard is no stranger to glitz and glamor. Shangri-La fits that bill like a bellhop's glove. A total of 202 rooms are available, with an average size of 42 sq m (452 sq ft). Each room includes a body-contouring bed and marbled bathroom with heated floor. Butler service is offered in all of the hotel's suites.

Guests can choose to relax the Shangri-La's restaurant, lounge champagne and cocktail bar or ground-floor deli and patisserie. Alternatively, on the top floor of the hotel, guests can use a 24-hour gym and will be able to take a dip in its infinity pool that is due to open this summer.

According to Shangri-La, its venue at the Shard is its 83rd hotel and its third in Europe. Rooms start at £450 (about US$763) per room per night.

Check out our gallery of photos from Shangri-La at the Shard.

Source: Shangri-La at the Shard

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