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Shangri-La The Shard, London unveils landmark celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

 Shangri-La The Shard, London will reveal a royal transformation in its biggest décor change yet,
a new Skyline Jubilee Afternoon Tea and a new ticketing partnership with Historic Royal Palaces

 

With views over the River Thames to the Tower of London, and its stunning new ‘Superbloom’ display this summer unveiling a sea of millions of wildflowers in its moat, Shangri-La The Shard, London is planning an equally colourful series of celebrations lasting from April until September in commemoration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

This month, the hotel will reveal its biggest décor transformation to date, unveiling a royal extravaganza in collaboration with McQueens Flowers.

When entering the hotel’s ground floor foyer, visitors will be welcomed by an immersive four-metre-tall sculpture paying homage to the Queen’s iconic stamp motif.

While waiting for your elevator-turned-royal chariot, marvel at an extraordinary contemporary photographic exhibition of the Queen and Royal Household by royal photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas.

Upon arrival at the hotel’s reception area on level 35, you will be immersed in a story inspired by the Queen’s most iconic travels over her 70-year reign. At the check-in desk, discover a Kenyan safari tent inspired by Treetops, the hotel where Princess Elizabeth learnt of the passing of her father, King George VI, before travelling to an Australian scene reflecting Queen’s arrival into Sydney harbour in 1954, the first televised moment for the country. The royal tour will continue through the lobby with homages to the Queen’s journeys to Hong Kong, Canada and India through the years.

Elsewhere on level 35 there will be a display of glistening crown sculptures, royal photo opportunities with London’s skyline and iconic pop-art depictions of Her Royal Highness.

TĪNG Lounge will be transformed into a fragrant English garden complete with a ceiling of hanging wisteria, accompanied by photography of colourful Coronation wildflower meadows by Hugo Rittson-Thomas.

Book a two-night Shangri-La Jubilee Celebration stay, and a new ticketing partnership with Historic Royal Palaces will unlock the gates to the Tower of London – home to the Crown Jewels – Kensington Palace or Hampton Court Palace, with private morning or evening tours available on request, a Jubilee cocktail served in the privacy of your room or suite on arrival, and from May, a limited edition packet of seeds specially created by the team behind the Tower of London’s ‘Superbloom’ display as special souvenir to take home and grow wildflowers inspired by the Tower in your own garden.

Skyline Jubilee Afternoon Tea will be served at TĪNG Lounge, featuring an extraordinary miniature chocolate and raspberry Shard building for two to share. A selection of finger sandwiches including beetroot salmon with dill crème fraiche, rye bread with pastrami and mustard and Burford Brown egg mayo and cress will be followed by savouries such as Mary rose and caviar and almond tart with marinated courgette and basil. Freshly baked sweet and savoury scones accompanied by strawberry jam and clotted cream will lead into a selection of delicious Jubilee themed desserts including ‘The Pearl of the Queen’ – a pearlescent tonka, vanilla and strawberry gateaux, and a crowned lime and blueberry ‘Jubilee tart’. Enjoy a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée or Nyetimber Rosé for a taste of England’s vineyards, alongside a selection of Shangri-La and Camellia teas.

Sip a Jubilee Cocktail at GŎNG, the highest hotel bar in Western Europe, while watching the sun setting over London’s landmarks. Designed by GŎNG’s mixologists, the cocktail is an Asian-inspired reinterpretation of the Queen’s favourite tipple, the Dubonnet. Featuring gin, violet and strawberry liqueur, a splash of blue curacao and Japanese Shōchū and decorated with a delicate flower, there’s no better way to mark this momentous occasion in an unforgettable setting.

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The Shangri-La Jubilee Celebration at Shangri-La The Shard, London is available from £990 per night based on two sharing a Premier Shard Room for two nights including breakfast, entrance tickets to either the Tower of London, Kensington Palace or Hampton Court Palace, an in-room Jubilee welcome cocktail, £70 dining credit for TĪNG Restaurant and access to the hotel’s wellness floor: Sky Pool, Sky Gym and Sky Sauna on level 52. Available from 12th April – 31st October. For more details and to book, visit shangri-la.com/en/london/shangrila.

Skyline Jubilee Afternoon Tea is available from 19th April, costing £75 per person, including a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvée or Nyetimber Rosé, and £65 per person without. For more details and to book, please visit ting-shangri-la.com.

About Shangri-La The Shard, London

Shangri-La The Shard, London is the capital’s highest hotel, located in The Shard, one of the world’s most iconic buildings situated in the heart of London Bridge. Set between Borough Market and Bermondsey Street, the hotel boasts a vibrant food and beverage offering from sky high cocktails in GŎNG bar to elegant afternoon tea in TĪNG Restaurant and Lounge, and local favourites by Bar 31 which can be ordered to take away via the hotel’s Shangri-La To Go programme. Whether by foot, road, boat or rail, it connects to world famous landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge, and to London’s main business districts in the City and Canary Wharf. Service at Shangri-La The Shard, London has been redefined with a style that feels friendly, warm and genuine, giving guests a truly unique experience of the capital. For more information, visit shangri-la.com/london/shangrila

About Shangri-La:

Shangri-La, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, puts heartfelt service at the core of its distinctive Asian hospitality experience. Through imaginative and nature-inspired design, delightful culinary and cultural experiences, and its authentic and thoughtful service, the brand enables guests to realise their own moments of Shangri-La.

Today, the brand experience is brought to life in over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts at destinations around the world, including Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Shangri-La’s Golden Circle is the award-winning loyalty programme offering members a world of benefits when staying at participating Shangri-La, Kerry, JEN and Traders Hotels. The programme offers members access to mobile check-in and check-out, free nights and more. To enrol or learn more, visit Golden-Circle.com.

For more information, please visit Shangri-La.com.

About McQueens Flowers:

McQueens Flowers has been telling stories with flowers since 1991. What began as a small shop in London’s East End has grown to become one of the world’s most respected and admired luxury floral brands – building a global reputation for creating beautiful and memorable designs in some of the world’s finest hotels and for events such as Vanity Fair’s Oscars After Party in Beverly Hills, the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and Wimbledon Champions’ Ball.

The Company opened creative studios and flower schools in New York and Seoul in 2018 and in December 2020, McQueens Flowers opened its Atelier and International Flower School on North Audley Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair. Set across two floors in one of the area’s most elegant heritage buildings, the flagship has become one of the UK’s largest floral emporiums. In 2019, McQueens Flowers became the only florist in the world to be awarded a Butterfly Mark from Positive Luxury.

 

 

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