Hotels in Shanghai
Just a block south of Nanjing Road in the heart of downtown, this 37-floor luxury tower sits snuggled among similarly soaring office buildings.
China isn’t exactly known for sustainability, but the new Urbn Hotels & Resorts group aims to change that.
A quiet B&B in a lane house in the French Concession.
One of the world’s tallest hotels, this property (which occupies floors 53–87) also has a rooftop bar and an Art Deco–meets–Chinese aesthetic.
Room to Book: Ask for a river-facing room for views of the Huangpu.
Doubles from $468.
JIA consists of fifty-two rooms, plus two 1,000-plus-square-foot penthouse suites, both specially designed for high-profile guests (with bodyguards in tow). Space has not been sacrificed to style—even standard rooms clock in at almost 500 square feet.
A master of luxe hospitality, Peninsula Hotels chairman Michael Kadoorie spent his childhood in Shanghai. So the March 2010 premiere of his ninth property, the Peninsula Shanghai, was a homecoming of sorts.
It’s not easy to stand apart in Shanghai’s booming hotel scene, which is why Waldorf Astoria pulled out all the stops for its China debut.
A 26-story property in the heart of China’s busiest metropolis doesn’t normally bring to mind tranquillity, but PuLi’s black tile-floored lobby offers instant serenity—as do the 229 rooms and suites in gray Shanghainese brick and tables topped with slate-colored inkstone.
328 rooms (which are some of the largest in the city) with Chinese art and ceramics; hotel butlers are trained as both city guides and translators.
Perched between the Bund and People’s Square, this 570-room hotel attracts a mixed clientele of corporate high rollers, Asian celebs, and global leisure seekers.