Like many, Paris is at the top of my list of Places I Must See. I actually have a friend who is lucky enough to live there and she tells me it is as magical as it seems. Hopefully some day, I will get a chance to witness its magic myself. In the meantime, I like to dream about wandering the streets and flea markets, eating outdoors at a quaint bistro, and staying at one of the many chic hotels it possesses.
One of my favorites that I have e-toured is the Shangri-La Hotel. You simply can’t find a more quintessentially Parisian hotel with all its romantic architecture and effortless charm the city of lights is known for. It looks like the backdrop to every glamorous movie ever set in Paris. I can picture stars of both old and new Hollywood walking through the front doors in style, having a late night drink on the terrace, and posing for a photo shoot in one of the luxurious suites.
Originally, it was built for Napoleon Bonaparte’s grandnephew, Roland, who took up residence in 1896 until his death in 1924. After, it was renovated into luxury apartments and eventually became a government building, until it finally came into its current manifestation as a hotel. Its interesting history served to infuse it with a unique character that can be appreciated at every turn.
Shangri-La Hotel Paris
The inner corridors are equally glamorous as the exterior, like a modern-day palace.
The common areas are a feast of magnificent architecture and furnishings.
The rooms capture a comfortable elegance and offer views that are a dream to both wake up and unwind to.
Did I mention the views? Oh, the views…
It’s a delight to explore this hotel through photographs, so I can just imagine its beauty in person. If you’d like to see more of the hotel tour, check out the gallery on their website. I’ll just be here, dreaming…