Shangri La Palace
NAME:Shangri La Palace
SECTOR:Hotels, Luxury Residential
TYPE OF WORK:Conversion
552 Kings Road (Chelsea, London)
Bouygues Batiment Ile de France was the supervising contractor for the dramatic conversion of the Shangri La Palace hotel in the heart of Paris’ chic 16th arrondissement.
Originally built in 1896 as the private home of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s grand-nephew Prince Roland Bonaparte, the building was in recent years used as office headquarters for France’s export development organisation, Ubifrance. Extensive works were required to restore the landmark building to its original splendor and residential heritage.
Building spaces were elegantly transformed into the five-star luxury hotel, which features 81 rooms, including 27 suites. With space a key priority for today’s hotel guests, the floor area for the hotel’s standard rooms is generous, and ranges between 42-55m². Suites are even more spacious, with up to 240m².
Other key facilities at the hotel include three restaurants, of which two offer prestige destination dining and specialty cuisines, a bar and four reception suites for meetings and events. Completing the hotel’s leisure offering are a 1,000m² spa facility, a heated indoor pool with abundant natural lighting, and 700m² of private landscaped gardens.