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Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

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Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Finding Shangri-La in Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris Paris  France
Finding Shangri-La in Paris Paris  France
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
The former residence of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, on a hill leading down to the Seine next to the Trocadéro, has been converted into this striking palace hotel whose airy, light-filled spaces by Pierre-Yves Rochon showcase European Empire and minimalist Asian decorative influences in a manner some French traditionalists find refreshing, others eccentric. The location is a bit of a desert when it comes to shopping and dining. However, culture-minded guests love the cluster of less touristy beacons within a two-block radius.

Many rooms in the Shangri-La Paris have unimpeded views of the river, and some have Eiffel Tower views from the bathtub. The second-floor historic rooms, with alabaster columns, stained-glass windows, and coats of arms bearing bees and “B” for Bonaparte, have become a popular venue for society baptisms.

Finding Shangri-La in Paris
Europe’s first Shangri-La hotel is in the former mansion of Prince Roland Bonaparte. Molded ceilings, Eiffel Tower views, and the two-Michelin-star restaurant, L’Abeille, are all fit for modern aristocrats. From $815. 33/(0) 15-367-1998. This appeared in the October 2012 issue.

10 Avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 53 67 19 98