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Shangri-La Hotels to open first UK property at The Shard
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a new property at The Shard in London, which would be the brand's first property in the UK.
The new property will occupy levels 34 to 52 of The Shard, the tallest building in the Western Europe, situated on the South Bank of the River Thames between St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London.
The hotel will have 202 rooms and suites, four dining venues, three river-facing event rooms as well as an infinity pool and a 24-hour gym on level 52. Each guestroom will have an average area of more than 42 square metres. A wide array of guestroom features and services will include the "Shangri-La Bed," made exclusively for the hotel group, featuring patented body-contouring technology; iPod docking station; complimentary high-speed Internet access; designer amenities, individual coffee machines, heated floors and washlet toilets in all bathrooms; butler service in all suites; climate control to complement the building’s integrated sun shielding system; and more.
To provide upscale dining options to its guests, the hotel will include four venues, including a gourmet deli on the ground floor, a destination restaurant and lounge called The Shard 35 restaurant and Lounge on level 35, and a signature bar on level 52 called GONG.
The GONG will have an interior crafted into a number of chambers of intimate proportions such as Cocktail Bar, Champagne Bar and the Swimming Pool. The fitness and recreational facilities, situated on level 52 of The Shard, will include the indoor swimming pool and fully equipped 24-hour gym.
The function space will be located on level 34, and will comprise three river-facing venues, with a total seating capacity of 110. The three venues include the Thames Ballroom, London Bridge Room and Tower Bridge Room. The hotel will also feature a grand staircase, connecting levels 34 and 35.
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