Shangri-La has announced the opening date for its London hotel, the group’s third in Europe.
The completion of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard had been massively delayed, but it will now be officially ready on 6 May when it opens in western Europe’s tallest building, the 306-metre-high, Shard.
The hotel said it will be open for advance rooms, events, restaurant and lounge bookings from 17 March. Opening room rates have been pitched at £450 per room per night.
The Shangri-La occupies levels 34 to 52 of the 72-storey Shard and its 202 guestrooms and suites range from levels 36 to 50 of the building with all featuring floor‑to‑ceiling windows with views of the city.
Guests will enter Renzo Piano’s Shard at ground level on St Thomas Street and be taken up to the hotel’s sky lobby on levels 35.
The three signature suites will follow on later and will have the best views when they open in September - the Shangri-La Suite, on level 39, will have 180-degree views of London.
An infinity pool on level 52 is also to follow on 1 July, which the hotel claims will be the capital’s highest.
Gong will be London’s highest bar, also on level 52, while Ting will be the signature restaurant.
Three river-facing event spaces will also be available on level 34.