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Shangri-La, Paris Gets Palace Status from Atout France Jury

The Shangri-La Hotel, Paris has been awarded the coveted “Palace status,” which enables the hotel to join the prestigious circle of Parisian “Palaces.”

Established in 2010, the Palace status award recognizes fine five-star hotels that embody French standards of excellence and contribute to enhancing the image of France throughout the world.

Shangri-La, Paris The members of the Atout France jury (France Tourism Development Agency) were captivated by the soul, history and character of Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, which was constructed in 1896 by Prince Roland Bonaparte, who was the Emperor’s grand-nephew. Having undergone complete refurbishment and enhancement by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts from 2006 to 2010, the Prince’s residence is now listed with the French institution, “Monuments Historiques.

Shangri-La Paris, InteriorOpen less than four years, the hotel is located close to the Eiffel Tower. It has 101 rooms and suites; three top restaurants including L’Abeille, which is helmed by two Michelin starred Chef Philippe Labbe; a spa with a 16-meter pool and state-of-the-art fitness facilities; and 5,920-square-feet of historic banquet and function spaces, all with natural light and reminescent of the magnificent receptions hosted by Prince Roland Bonaparte at the end of the 19th century.

Stefan Bollhalder, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Paris states: “I would like to thank the Atout France jury members for exalting Shangri-La Hotel, Paris to the position of an exceptional hotel embodying French excellence and elevating France’s prestige on the world stage. This distinction constitutes a fitting reward for the staff teams who toil day after day to ensure our clientele’s well-being, under the guidance of the five key values of Shangri-La: humility, respect, courtesy, generosity of heart and sincerity.”

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34,000.

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