Shangri-La The Shard unveils ‘Enchanted Wonders’ for Christmas
Shangri-La The Shard, London unveils ‘Enchanted Wonders’ for Christmas 2023 in collaboration with Jo Loves and Warner House
Western Europe’s highest hotel is set to unveil whimsical festive décor inspiring a sense of wonder in guests this Christmas, with an array of new winter experiences.
Shangri-La The Shard, London is thrilled to announce a collaboration with Jo Loves by Jo Malone CBE and renowned British textile brand Warner House on an ‘Enchanted Wonders’ festive theme brought to life through a scent-inspired Christmas tree, wreath making workshops and a whole host of festive feasts to be enjoyed with friends and family. The 2023 season draws inspiration from the most-loved Christmas traditions, evoking nostalgia and appealing to all the senses.
On 14th November, the hotel will reveal ‘The Chronicles of Jo Loves’: a larger-than-life, scent-inspired Christmas tree and immersive fragrance experience that will greet guests at the ground floor lobby, within a nod to the hotel’s new Jo by Jo Loves amenity line.
The Christmas installation will feature a snowy scene with an impressive 14 ft Christmas tree, laden with twinkling lights, whimsical red and white bows and baubles, and mini bottles of Jo by Jo Loves. Gifts beneath the tree, and hanging from its branches, will be wrapped with Warner House’s Starlight and Knotted Sash prints, which feature on this year’s Jo Loves x Warner House Christmas Collection.
Next to the Christmas tree, a life-size perfume bottle will welcome guests to step inside for a festive Instagram moment, flanked by a kaleidoscope of mirrors and lights and immersed in the fragrance of Jo by Jo Loves. Throughout the hotel, the whimsical traditional festive décor will continue, with Warner House cushions and furnishings inspiring a cosy sense of being at home.
For this year’s Enchanted Wonders theme, guests at Shangri-La The Shard, London will be able to experience an array of new experiences, including:
Christmas Wreath Workshops in collaboration with Raw Bloom
On dates throughout November and December, the hotel will open some of its spectacular suites in a series of festive wreath-making workshops, with tickets available both to in-house guests and the public. Alongside magical views of London’s skyline, a glass of Champagne and freshly-baked mince pies, attendees will learn how to craft their own traditional festive wreath with a tutorial by expert florists from Raw Bloom, using fresh pine, dried fruits and florals and an apron to take home. Once happy with their creation, guests will be invited to enhance the aroma of their wreath by spritzing it with ‘Christmas Trees: A Lifestyle Fragrance’ by Jo Loves, featuring notes of fresh Pine with aromatic Lavender, Incense and Amber.
HOW TO BOOK: Available on 23rd November, 7th & 13th December, tickets for the Christmas Wreath Workshops are priced at £200 per person. To book, please visit designmynight.com.
The Festive Celebration Stay
For a perfect pre- or post-Christmas celebration, guests staying overnight at Shangri-La The Shard, London will be able to enjoy a festive winter getaway with a beautiful Jo Loves gift. This special offer includes:
- An overnight stay in a luxurious room or suite
- Bottle of Champagne in room on arrival
- Festive Skyline Afternoon Tea at TĪNG Restaurant for two people
- An exclusive Jo Loves gift bag that includes a Jo by Jo Loves Bath & Shower Gel and Body Lotion set (275ml), Jo by Jo Loves Home Candle (185g) and three luxury bottles of Jo’s best-loved Citrus fragrances in Pomelo, Mango Thai Lime and Jo by Jo Loves (15ml each)
HOW TO BOOK: The Festive Celebration Stay is available from 14th November – 9th January and is priced from £1,070 per night, based on a Deluxe City View Room. To book, visit: shangri-la.com/london.
Festive Skyline Afternoon Tea
TĪNG Lounge will serve a festive version of its Skyline Afternoon Tea over the winter season, inspired by the signature scents from the Jo Loves Christmas Collection and featuring a miniature Shard pastry decorated with Warner House’s Knotted Sash design. Sweet treats include a Red Bauble filled with green shiso mousse, grapefruit and black pepper, a white chocolate, pistachio, sour cherry Christmas Tree pastry, and a blackcurrant and chestnut ‘Shang Mont Blanc’. The High Tea will be served on a festive stand decorated with crimson bows, berries, and sprigs of pine. Classic plain and cranberry scones with jam and clotted cream will be accompanied by special-edition marble cake scones with chocolate and candied orange.
Guests can delight in seasonal finger sandwiches such as roast turkey with cranberry and beef with horseradish along with classics such as smoked salmon and cucumber and truffle egg and cress. To finish, the Warner House-inspired Festive Shard will be filled with white chocolate, apple compote and cinnamon sponge and served over enchanting clouds of dry ice.
HOW TO BOOK: The Festive Skyline Afternoon Tea is available from 14th November – 14th January, and is priced at £89, or £99 with a glass of Champagne. To book, visit: ting-shangri-la.com.
Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner
Guests can spend time together on Christmas Day with a dining experience at TĪNG Restaurant, which will be decorated with an opulent, bauble-covered ceiling. An indulgent four-course dinner will include traditional Roast Norfolk Turkey or Wild Halibut with black truffle, followed by a warming Christmas Pudding with brandy custard and redcurrant, or a sumptuous Dark Chocolate Orange Mousse. Guests can opt for a wine pairing experience with carefully curated options from an award-winning selection of wines, chosen by the restaurant’s expert sommelier.
HOW TO BOOK: Available on 25th December for lunch from 12:30pm-4pm and dinner from 6pm-9pm, and priced from £275 per person with amuse-bouche and glass of Champagne included. Add wine pairing for an additional £80 per person. To book, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A New Year’s Eve Extravaganza
Guests can ring in 2024 with an array of celebrations across the hotel, with the views of midnight firework displays all over London. TĪNG Restaurant will serve an opulent New Year’s Eve Dinner with dishes such as native lobster, Seared Japanese A5 Wagyu, and a ‘Celebration Sphere’ dessert with Jivara milk chocolate. GŎNG Bar on Level 52 will host a Cabaret Celebration with live performances, luxurious cocktails, Champagne and Japanese delights. At Sky Lounge on Level 34, guests can toast to new beginnings at a Rouge Party, with a selection of delicious canapés and lively entertainment in the perfect setting to dance their way into 2024. Ren Room and Li Room both offer VIP experiences with exquisite dishes including Sashimi, Poached Lobster and Champagne Macarons surrounded by prime views over the fireworks display over the London Eye at midnight.
Available on 31st December, New Year’s Eve celebrations are priced from £450 per person. To book, contact: email@example.com.