Shangri-La Paris

Live like a Bonaparte in this French palace
It’s only fitting that the first Shangri-La in Europe would be housed in a Parisian palace that’s over 120 years old. Today, the hotel impresses visitors with its grand and eclectic styles from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Throughout the four-year renovation that completed in 2011, Shangri-La Paris took great care in preserving the past, even getting the former palace registered as a Historical Monument in 2009. 

If falling asleep to the Eiffel Tower’s nightly light show sounds like a dream, then the Shangri-La is your hotel, since a host of rooms and suites feature views of the city’s iconic landmark.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Almost half of the hotel’s rooms have private balconies with views of the gardens and, of course, the Eiffel Tower.
  • Art and history lovers will find the hotel to be a perfect base for exploring the region’s many museums. Within walking distance are the National Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo, Marmottan Monet Museum, Palais Galliera and Guimet Museum, which holds the city’s largest permanent collection of Asian art and exhibits.
  • In the summer, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better alfresco bar than the one at Shangri-La Paris. Get a front-row look at the glittering Eiffel Tower with a glass of champagne at this must-visit bar.
  • There are four excellent dining options on the property including a Chinese restaurant that serves authentic Cantonese and a fine-dining eatery that focuses on shareable seafood dishes.
  • The opulent decor fits this regal hotel. Originally built in 1896 and known as Palais d’Iéna, Shangri-La Paris was once the private residence of Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte.
Things to Know
  • Located in the 16th arrondissement, in a chic residential neighborhood, Shangri-La Paris is just across the Seine and sits in the Eiffel Tower’s shadow.
  • Extensive research was conducted in order to keep with the historical interior design of Palais d’Iéna. These touches are seen in the silk wallpaper, crystal accents, carpets and custom-made furniture.
The Rooms
  • Large by Parisian standards, the standard unit is between 376 and 602 square feet, with the spacious suites — two of the suites measure nearly 3,000 square feet — having separate bedrooms and living rooms.
  • With the exception of the three signature suites, all the rooms are decorated in a French-meets-Asian style, using blues, whites and creams.
  • In both the rooms and suites, marble bathrooms feature double sinks, a separate bath and shower, heated floors and televisions integrated into the mirror.
  • Shangri-La’s worldwide signature fragrance is found in the white tea toiletries by Bulgari throughout the Paris hotel.
The Restaurants
  • Reminiscent of the original Shang Palace in Hong Kong’s Kowloon Shangri-La, Paris’ rendition is arguably as highly regarded for its authentic Cantonese cuisine. Southeast China's culinary traditions are blended with local influences and modern know-how for a unique and authentic experience.
  • Under a stunning glass cupola, La Bauhinia sits at the heart of the sumptuous hotel. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and weekend brunch are all served at La Bauhinia, which gets its name from the orchid that appears on the Hong Kong flag. At this seafood restaurant, executive chef Quentin Testart crafts dishes meant to be shared.

  • Draped in bronze mahogany and set up out of sight, Le Bar Botaniste pays tribute to the splendor of Napoleon’s tents with its design. But from the mixology to the choice of spirits, this bar is inspired by the passion for botany of Prince Roland Bonaparte, who was once the master of the house.

  • The hotel's lobby area features cozy lounges where you may enjoy coffee, a light bite or one of the immaculate cakes from pastry chef Maxence Barbot.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Pet friendly
Getting There
10, Avenue d'Iéna, Paris, 75116, France
Neighborhood16th Arrondissement
ORY (22-30 min)   CDG (28-40 min)   LBG (24-35 min)  
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