Paris, France—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
The term “Shangri-La” conjures up thoughts of earthly paradise, utopia and ethereal happiness—shutting out all that noise of the outside world. Perched high above the 16th arrondissement in Paris, there lives a penthouse fulfilling that fantasy locale, with sweeping views from Montmartre’s Sacré Coeur to Gustave Eiffel’s famous Parisian landmark. Suite Shangri-La, located in the hotel of the same name, is a luxurious balance of modern architecture and classic French furnishings. Designer Pierre-Yves Rochon blended plush strokes from the eras of Directoire (1795 to 1799) and Empire (1803 to 1821), complementing the mix with minimalist Asian touches. Lavish living space, measuring in at 2,368 square feet, and a little over 900 square feet of terrace offer a never-ending vista of the City of Light, which means guests can host a fab dinner soiree with an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower for about ten to 12 of their very besties. But the true pièce de résistance is the 46-foot-long panoramic window gracing the suite’s southern face, making Paris’s iconic iron lady accessible from anywhere in the suite, even the bathtub (about $22,000 a night).