If Coco Chanel retired in The Ritz and spent the latter part of her life in what was later on baptized the Chanel Suite ... I don't mind retiring in room 304 of the Shangri-La Paris.
The service here is excellent. You get the friendliness of Asia, the genuine willingness to welcome people, attention to detail, no airs ... just warmth. They've accommodated every single request I've unleashed and they've gone beyond all my expectations. I chatted with everyone from bellboys, room service staff, door men, restaurant staff, reception staff ... all competent and friendly.
|Another view of the Eiffel Tower from my room.|
This Asian personality is combined with Parisian grandeur. I am surprised everyday on the excellence of the renovation work. They painstakingly restored the original interiors of Prince Roland Bonaparte's time, but refitted it with all the luxurious comforts of a Shangri-La. You get the best of both worlds.
There's a French restaurant with two Michelin-stars but there's also an excellent Chinese restaurant for the massive amount of Asian travelers that miss the Shang Palace menu. There's a health club. I can live here.