Shangri-La at the Shard in London, officially open

Shangri-La‘s third European hotel (Paris 2010, Istanbul 2013) Shangri-La London occupies floors 34 to 52 of Renzo Piano’s iconic 1016ft tall skyscraper The Shard, on the banks of the River Thames, Western Europe’s tallest building. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer guests vertigo-inducing views that take in Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena and beyond.

Rooms and suites feature body-contouring Shangri-La beds, marble bathrooms with heated floors, Acqua Di Parma toiletries and televisions integrated with mirrors. The hotel also features London’s highest infinity pool and highest champagne bar, which will both be located on the 52nd floor and will open in July. The Shangri-La’s signature restaurant, Ting, is located 420ft up on the 35th floor and will offer a 360-degree view of London.

The property is owned and has been developed by Qatari Diar and is estimated to have cost  £40 million.