Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris

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.

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

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

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

The inner corridors are equally glamorous as the exterior, like a modern-day palace.

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

The common areas are a feast of magnificent architecture and furnishings.

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

The rooms capture a comfortable elegance and offer views that are a dream to both wake up and unwind to.

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

Did I mention the views? Oh, the views

Wanderlust: Hotel Tour of Shangri-La Paris | Decorating FIles | #travel #paris #france #hotel

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…

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    Wow – that view through the window of the bedroom of the Eiffel tower? That is INCREDIBLE. That whole hotel definitely says “France” to me. I think I’d feel weird dragging my luggage into that pristine space:) What an adventure – hope you get to go!!

    • 2

      says

      I know, the view is just unbelievable! It must be amazing to wake up to. You can have one of the fancy bellhops take care of your luggage. It’s a hotel fit for a princess, might as well act like one while you’re there. 😉 And thank you, it’s definitely a dream!

  2. 3

    says

    Oh my goodness! The view from the bedroom in the second to last picture is heavenly! It’s like something out of a fairy tale!

    I’ve been to Paris, albeit many years ago, and loved it. Nowadays I would be more interested in seeing the countryside, but I think everyone should see Paris at least once and I hope you get to go sooner rather than later.