With limited options to travel outside of the UK, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London’s Apres-Ski winter wonderland transports visitors to the snowy Alps of Lech, Austria. #TeamCoco’s food culture writer, Eulanda Shead Osagiede, cozied up for a delightful afternoon of modern Austrian delights high above the London skyline.
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is giving guests a European winter experience similar to what you might find in the snow-capped slopes of Lech, Austria; an alpine-inspired ski lodge reception area, cosy winter chalets, ski gondola displays, and a gingerbread village.
The festive experience would not be complete without several standout culinary experiences like their Après-ski afternoon tea at TĪNG Lounge and Restaurant. Several delightful themed treats include their black forest chocolate sponge cake, the snowball coconut mousse, and their Christmas Kombucha welcome tea that will envelop you in a cloud of wonder.
The alpine themed decor and installations make a perfect backdrop for documenting special holiday moments. If you book a late afternoon tea, make sure to grab a photo of the bauble-forest window display behind the gingerbread village. The twinkling evening lights of London below will be on full display.
On New Year’s Eve, Shangri-La Hotel London will host an Après-Ski White Party with a unique twist. Night owls can toast the close of 2020 during Last Sunset celebrations on 31 December 2020. Guests can enjoy an extravagant five-course menu made from premium locally-sourced ingredients and accompanied with fine wine pairings. Early-bird guests can ring in the New Year during a First Sunrise brunch on 1 January 2021.
Guests looking for an indulgent New Year’s Eve in, can book a decoration and celebration room package, and an in-room massage featuring Neal’s Yard Remedies essential oils.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a laid-back alpine experience, head to Bar 31 on the ground floor to enjoy ‘Mama Macher’s Apfelstrudel,’ Raclette, Schnitzel, Glühwein and more winter warmers inside a cosy winter chalet, complete with a snow machine to provide the perfect snowy backdrop.
Après-Ski Afternoon Tea is available for £59 and £69 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut per person. To reserve a table or book a room, please email [email protected] or call +44 207 234 8000. A superior double room begins at £950 per night.