A Look Inside 2021’s Hotel of the Year

Described as ‘the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Parisian streets, the opulent Shangri-La Paris has been crowned the overall winner at this year’s Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Hosted at the Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa in Mauritius, the World Luxury Hotel Awards attracted close to a thousand participants this year. The award selection was based largely on online reviews and guest satisfaction. Crowned the Global Hotel of the Year, Shangri-La Paris took out the biggest award and it’s not hard to see why.

Offering around 100 luxurious rooms inside a historical palace originally constructed in 1896, Shangri-La Paris presents an opulent escape within the heart of Paris.

Situated in the affluent 16th arrondissement, the hotel is just minutes from the Trocadero plaza and a stone’s throw away from the luxury shopping locales that are Avenue George V and Avenue Montaigne.

With such a central location, Shangri-La Paris is afforded incredible views of the Eiffel Tower and River Seine from most rooms allowing guests to enjoy a truly luxurious Parisian escape.

Image: Terrace Suite, from A$4,839/night | Source: Shangri-La Paris

In addition to an opulent day spa, France’s only Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant, and a swimming pool, Shangri-La Paris also offers stunning architectural features which date back more than 120 years. As the former residence of Prince Roland Bonaparte and his family, the historic hotel features the original lavish finishes Prince Roland commissioned back in the 1890s. From a grand staircase complete with gilded railings to the numerous chandeliers that twinkle from the ceilings, Shangri-La Paris transports its guests to another era.

In honoring Prince Roland’s love of botany, the hotel offers a lavish Belle Epoque-inspired bar called Le Bar Botaniste. Complete with absinthe fountains, the bar offers rare botanical spirits and champagne sabering demonstrations.

Room prices for Shangri-La Paris start at around A$2,891 per night and stretch as far as A$28,060 for La Suite Shangri-La.

This article originally appeared on Fancy

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