Flaw turns Shard into peek-a-boo show

Last updated 09:43 13/05/2014
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VOYEUR'S DREAM: A design quirk lets guests at the Shangri-La hotel peek into their neighbour's room.

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The new hotel at one London's skyscrapers offers rooms with a view - but it isn't always what guests expect.

The Shangri-La Hotel - located on the upper floors of The Shard - has a design quirk that means glass panels protruding from the skyscraper can act as mirrors once internal lights are switched on at night.

That means that in some rooms, it is possible to get a glimpse of neighbouring guests.

Darren Gearing, the executive vice president and hotel general manager, says in statement that blinds are available for privacy.

Guests will be advised when they check in.

The Renzo Piano-designed 72-story building is unique in that it features entire walls that are windows.

The hotel in the 310-meter tower opened last week.

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