When you think of the names of the most haute hotel chains in the world, certain tried and true names come to mind such as Four Seasons or Hilton. Shangri-La might not be a name your readily think of in the world of luxury hotels, but the chain is making quite a name for itself with hotels in some truly amazing locations. The latest location for the newest Shangri-La hotel is in The Shard, one of the highlights of the London skyline and the tallest building in Europe. London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and now you can not only stay in style while you’re visiting but you can enjoy the most breathtaking views possible while you’re there.
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard sits upon the banks of the historic Thames River, with the entirety of the city of London stretching out before it. And since the hotel makes its home on floors 34 through 52 of The Shard, every guest gets to enjoy incredible views of the city. This Shangri-La location was originally planned so people could stay during the London Summer Olympics in 2012, but construction was delayed and it will now open on May 6 of 2014. The hotel features 185 rooms and 17 suites that all begin at around $750 per night and go up from there. And below your gorgeous room you can visit the hotel’s gourmet restaurant Ting and then you’re just steps from the London Bridge and the rest of this majestic city.