On 17 December 2010 the luxury hotel resort Shangri-La opened a new destination, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris [Shangri-La Hotel Paris]
Built in 1896 as the private home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s grand-nephew, Prince Roland Bonaparte, the Sahngri-La Paris offers 81 rooms including 27 suites with for the majority unobstructed views of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine.
The 16th arrondissement is one of the city’s premier residential districts, but it is also surrounded by a bit of Parisian No man's land. Sure, it's like a 10 minutes walk maybe from Avenue Montaigne and its expensive shopping experience (but how many times can you go to YSL and Dior!?) the "rest" of the city and by "rest" I mean the cool cafes, restaurants and a more vibrant life would require "travel arrangements" and something tells me that the one week metro pass may not be the first option if you stay at the Shangri-La Paris a chauffeur seems more appropriate to drive you around ;-)
One thing that other luxury hotels in Paris will have hard time delivering is the view ... you can't beat the view! It does not get closer and better than that! You will be able to enjoy from your room or terrace, perfect sunsets and the hourly sparkling of the most beautiful monument on the planet, the Eiffel Tower.
As for the prices, bien sur it will depend on the season but let's say you are planning a trip to Paris for August 1st 2011, then you will need to save (per night) EUR 750 ($985) for a superior room (superior is another word for "basic" room, but there is nothing basic in Luxury mes amis ;-) and EUR 995 ($1,300) for a room with the Eiffel Tower view.
A suite will cost you between EUR 1,565 ($2,053) for a Deluxe all the way up to EUR 4,955 ($6,500) for the two-level Eiffel Duplex Terrace, which I have to say is THE room you want to have if you go to the Sahngri-La Paris, I mean go big or stay home right!?