The 'tallest hotel in Western Europe'
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.
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-remodelled London Bridge Quarter its base. The tower stands 309.6 m tall, spread over 72 floors. Shangri-La occupies floors 34 to 52 of the Shard and guests enjoy remarkable views.
A total of 202 rooms are available, averaging 42-m2. Each room includes a body-contouring bed and marbled bathroom with heated floor. Butler service is offered in all of the hotel’s suites.
According to Shangri-La, its venue at the Shard is its 83rd hotel and its third in Europe. Rooms start at £450 per room per night.
Source: Shangri-La at the Shard
By Stu Robarts