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Weekly travel agenda: Paris Shangri-La opens

Next week see the opening of the Shangri-La Paris, adding 81 guest rooms with 27 suites to the center of the French capital. The building, which offers breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower and Seine, will also hold French, Cantonese and fusion restaurants and a "Napoleonic post-Egyptian" themed bar.

Shangri-La Paris Opens
December 17
Paris, France

Boasting a private suite that used to be the home of Napoleon's grand-nephew Prince Roland, the Shangri-La Paris is set to be a high-profile addition to Paris' luxury hotel scene. It offers 81 rooms designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon and three restaurants.

London Boat Show

January 7-16
London, United Kingdom

New additions to the 2011 London Boat Show include a family area, an indoor watersports action pool and an improved layout which will see the addition of further exhibitions dedicated to outdoors activities and cycling during the final days of the show. Old favorites of the show such as the Classic Boat workshop will also be making a return, along with  over 1,000 boats on display for guests.

Hotel de Glace Opening
January 7
Quebec, Canada

North America's answer to the Swedish Icehotel is open for a shorter period than its European counterpart, but offers all the fun - incredible ice art and rooms alongside a 40 ft high "Multimedia Igloo" to celebrate the hotel's 10th anniversary.

Marina Maiden Voyage
January 22
Barcelona, Spain

Oceania's latest cruise ship Marina departs Barcelona for her maiden voyage January 22, heading to Miami for the ship's inauguration. Capable of carrying 1,250 passengers, she features 10 dining venues - including one by Master Chef Jacques Pépin - a full-service spa and gymnasium, swimming pool, hot tubs, a Lalique-designed grand lobby, luxurious accommodations by Dakota Jackson and Owner's Suites furnished exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home.

42nd Boot Dusseldorf
January 22-30
Dusseldorf, Germany

Boot Dusseldorf is the largest boat show on the calendar and welcomes yachting and watersports enthusiasts from all over the world. As the market recovers, organizers expect 1,550 exhibitors from 50 countries will be premiering their latest highlights, with a special focus on Dutch craft and a redesigned luxury exhibition called "360° elegance live."