Shangri-La Paris unveils new wing and private garden
Following the recent inauguration of its luxury SPA, Shangri-La Paris unveils botanically inspired Garden Wing at Shangri-La Hotel. Located next to the 19th century hôtel particulier originally commissioned by Prince Roland Bonaparte, the Garden Wing features a landscaped French garden in its inner courtyard, with the Eiffel Tower as an incomparable backdrop.
With this addition, the hotel offers 11 new rooms and nine suites arranged over five floors, bringing the hotel’s total room count to 101. On each of these floors, rooms and suites may be combined to form spacious private apartments. As is typical of Haussmannian buildings in Paris, the guestrooms on the lower floors of the wing have exceptionally high ceilings and large windows that optimise natural light.
Of the 20 rooms and suites in the Garden Wing, half overlook the imposing Art Deco-era Palais d’Iéna, while half faces the Eiffel Tower and provides an enchanting view of the hotel’s private garden. Set in what used to be the private home of a member of Parisian’s high society, the Garden Suite and the Garden room on the first floor share a semi-circular terrace overlooking the gardens.
At the heart of the newly reconfigured hotel lies a beautiful and unique garden à la française which occupies the entire inner courtyard. A stunning stylistic exercise in symmetry and perspective, the garden stretches the full length of the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant, L’Abeille, all the way to the opposite street.
Landscaped by French Architectures & Scènes d’Exterieur agency in homage to Prince Bonaparte, a noted botanist in his day, the garden’s perimeter is planted with exotic and flowering trees – among them are Japanese maple, Persian ironwood, shadbush and eucalyptus. of the setting.