Shangri-La during The Shard
The top-fl r infinity p l area is a particularly desirable space from which to review your kingdom.
This is what you remain here for. The resort occupies fl rs 34 to 52 regarding the Shard, the tallest building in London, as well as the British. The beauty of this vantage point is the fact that unlike other cities by which skyscrapers are commonplace, fairly low-rise London is spread youвЂ™re l king out at its finest landmarks rather than simply through the window of a millionaireвЂ™s penthouse beneath you, so. London Bridge station is a swift zip that is 26-second within the lift, for National Rail services, the Jubilee and Northern Lines, while Borough Market, ShakespeareвЂ™s world plus the river are all within hiking distance.
Style and Character
Super sleek, though not cutting edge. ThereвЂ™s lots of bling, including a chandelier that weighs the same as a Hummer, and lots of pretty orchids. Corridors are dark, with marble panelling, marbled blue and grey carpets and a mixture of light and dark lumber. A sense of serenity pervades; being therefore high above the city, rather than in it, seems almost other-wordly.
Provider and places
Provider inside my visit had been uniformly slick, though in no way impersonal. We heard an employee at breakfast asking another guest how they had enjoyed an excursion that is particular impressive in a resort with this scale.
The 52nd-fl r infinity p l is a deeply calming r m, with lounge areas to snuggle down in post-swim, and a p l boy who hands you heated towels and serves drinks. The p l itself is simply t small to swim correctly in; it is a shame thereвЂ™s no tub that is hot admire the views at a warmer temperature, and similarly a sauna/steam space could be welcome additions, but r m is obviously restricted.
There’s a total of 202 r ms, including 17 suites, all with fl r-to-ceiling windows. Five categories of space are priced between Superior Shard to Iconic City View, categorised by view instead of size, and you can find six forms of suite. In the event that youвЂ™ve been lured in by those fabulous pictures of freestanding bathtubs with views, be sure to specify whenever b king. Perhaps the littlest r ms have sitting areas, no feat that is mean a building this shape. Smudge-effect blue carpets bring the sky inside, and contrast the beige of upholstery and fabrics somewhere else. Deliciously comfortable beds remainder in front of cherry blossom-embossed accent walls.
Marble restr ms have heated fl rs, mirror/televisions and LвЂ™Occitane toiletries. Expect such luxuries as high linen that is thread-count a pillow menu and Nespresso machines, plus thoughtful details including binoculars and sound docking systems. Probably the most spectacular suites, Westminster, London, and Shangri-La, have actually ample area for relaxing and entertaining, as well as walk-in wardrobes and telescopes, and are also serviced by butlers.
F d and Drink
Obtain the evening started in design at Gong, in the fl r that is 52nd that provides an impressive rotating menu of themed cocktails – when I visited, a new series called DirectorвЂ™s Cut had simply launched, including a thrilling whisky, sherry, bergamot and fluid smoke concoction called Bulletpr f, motivated by Francis Ford Coppola.
You’ll have tea up here t , as well as downstairs in Ting lounge aftern n. ‘Ting’ is based on the Mandarin word for living r m; the lounge can also be perfect for reclining in by having a nightcap after supper at its adjoining restaurant, that includes a grand piano at its centre.
The menu that is british-Asian offers everything from Cornish crab Benedict and lamp rump to Vietnamese soft-shell crab and Singaporean Laksa. At morning meal, t , you’ll find congee along with continental and Middle Eastern options.
Double r ms from ВЈ350 in periods of low need; and from ВЈ450 in durations of sought after. Morning meal from ВЈ28. Free Wi-Fi.
Access for visitors with disabilities?
The hotel is step-free, with all fl rs accessed via lifts, and adapted spaces are available.
ItвЂ™s more suited for partners, but kiddies are welcomed however with c kies on arrival, and mini robes and slippers for those aged over two.