Asia Meets London at the Shangri-La at the Shard

The stunning flower arrangements and botanical cocktails at this exquisite London hotel have to be seen to be believed.

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Photo By: Image courtesy of the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard

Photo By: Image courtesy of the Shangri-La at the Shard.

Mix and Match

Floral designer Laura Kuy mixed a variety of plants and elements to create a cottage-y floral centerpiece for the reception area of the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard.

A Skycraper Garden

Not the first place you might think of to find Chelsea Flower Show-worthy blooms perhaps, but the gorgeous Shangri-La Hotel at Renzo Piano's Shard skyscraper and one of Europe's tallest buildings has an incredible flower program overseen by bespoke floral designer Laura Kuy. Kuy provides an exotic mix of flowers with both Asian and Western inspiration for both the public areas and each room in this stunning hotel. Just how romantic is this skyscraper hotel? Kuy reports there have been 363 marriage proposals since it opened in spring of 2014, with the on-trend florist filling rooms with full-size cherry blossom trees or 600 red roses to celebrate a famous footballer's proposal.

Elegant Tableau

Floral designer Laura Kuy uses a variety of vessels and flower types, often in one color family, for her elegant designs for the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard.

Bloom Maestro

London floral designer Laura Kuy oversees the flowers for the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard.

Peony Parade

Sarah Bernhardt peonies decorate the tables at the Lang cafe at the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard.

Lobby Art

Floral designer Laura Kuy creates elaborate lobby displays but also provides flowers for all public areas and hotel rooms at the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel in the Shard.

Warm Welcome

Laura Kuy's flower arrangements at the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard set an immediate welcoming mood.

Texture and Color

One of the multifaceted floral designs at the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, created by Laura Kuy.

Floral Pop-Up

A lovely arrangement of hydrangea and a sachet of lavender by Laura Kuy bring color to the reception area of the hotel-in-a-skyscraper the Shangri-La at the Shard.

Table Top

A portion of Laura Kuy's floral design for the Shangri-La Hotel's reception area.

Laura Kuy and Her Floral Designs

A 'Sarah Bernhardt' peony planted as a topiary form, decorates the Lang cafe at London's Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard.

Afternoon Tea

During the Chelsea Flower Show the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard features an Afternoon Tea in their Lang garden lounge features sweets with floral notes in exquisite outdoor surroundings.

Bottom's Up

The rose-infused Bermondsey Bubbles cocktail featured at the Gong cocktail lounge at the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard is served at London's highest cocktail bar on the 52nd floor.

In the Spirit

Gong mixologist Christian Maspes has created an impressive array of cocktails at the Shangri-La Hotel including this sweet-and-sour tipple served in a steam basket and crowned with an edible viola.