The Grand Stairway reflects the beauty of the original palace that is now home to Shangri-La
One of several meticulously restored historic salons that once served a royal Bonaparte
Empire-inspired design looks good on everyone at Le Bar
La Bauhina Restaurant — a glamorous and elegant setting for casual dining by day or by night
Dinner for two at award-winning L'Abeille comes with 2 Michelin Stars
Spend the night in La Suite Chaillot and wake up with a famous French monument
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
A former palace of grandnephew to Napoleon Bonaparte, where French and Asian elegance are brilliantly merged and surrounded by superb architectural detailing and interiors.
The Shangri-La Hotel brand continues its legacy of Eastern-influenced, refined luxury with a new address in Paris. Originally conceived by French architect Janty in 1899, in time for the 1900 Paris World’s Fair, it was to be a classic French palace with all the trimmings. It was home to Prince Roland Bonaparte and his daughter, Marie Bonaparte. The palace later served as headquarters for professional societies of geography and psychoanalysis.
In the 20th century there were many renovations and additions, all of which were recently restored. The architect, Richard Martinet of Paris-based Affine Design, took the approach to authentically restore the original elements of the palace where those survived, and give a new visual and respectful context to the later 20th century work that adjoins the historic building.
The result is one of understated elegance, grace, and beauty, while successfully integrating the hotel’s various additions. The rich detail of the original architecture has been renewed and given a new life by the design team. The interior finishes and furnishings clearly reflect Shangri-La’s Asian origins but never lose sight of the attributes of the original palace or its Parisian setting. These qualities extend to the guest rooms with its soft colors, textural fabrics and silk wallcoverings. The luxurious and wonderfully harmonious interiors are the creative product of reknowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.
The Shangri-La offers 81 guest rooms including 27 suites. All rooms, regardless of category, are individually designed and reflect the extraordinary sense of style, proportion, and attention to detail that Rochon brings to each of his projects. Most rooms feature soft and richly elegant color palettes in blue, ecru, and white which draw from both the classic Empire style and Asian influence. The Signature Suites offer a range of atmospheres, including the ever-popular Empire and a contemporary style that the design team refers to as “luxury minimalist”.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Paris offers multiple fine dining options under one roof. The best of Cantonese cuisine comes to Paris in the acclaimed Shang Palace restaurant — the first to debut in Europe — which in 2012 was awarded 1 Michelin Star. For a singular experience of French culinary heaven, reserve a table and your evening, at L’Abeille restaurant. This is classic French cuisine, distinctly interpreted by award-winning Chef Phillipe Labbe. L’Abeille has earned the high honor of 2 Michelin Stars in 2012.
For casual meals throughout the day, there is no better setting than La Bauhinia, located beneath an elegant glass copula with Murano chandelier. Cocktails can be enjoyed in the salons as well as Le Bar, a space that we like to think of as “classic interior couture”.
The Shangri-La Hotel is wonderfully positioned in the heart of Paris’ high fashion designer shopping. Within walking distance is the famous Avenue Montagne and its even more famous boutiques, including Chanel, Christian Dior, and Valentino.
Images courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels
Awards and certifications
Below are the awards and accolades gained by Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
Shangri-La Hotel Paris
10 Avenue d’Lena
75116 Paris, France