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URBN Hotel Shanghai

183 Jiao Zhou Rd.
Shanghai, 200040, China
TEL: 86 21 5153-4600

China isn’t exactly known for sustainability, but the new Urbn Hotels & Resorts group aims to change that. The budding chain’s first property, a former factory and post office in central Shanghai, utilizes energy-efficient, water-based air-conditioning and bamboo solar shades outside the windows of its 26 rooms. Throughout the common spaces, the emphasis is on creative reuse: in the lobby, recycled vintage suitcases have been mounted on the wall in a decorative grid, and the floorboards and gray bricks have been retrieved from demolished buildings. Urbn, which plans to open 20 more hotels in China, is doing its part to offset the toll it takes on the environment—from the staff’s daily commutes to the delivery of food and beverages—by purchasing carbon credits that fund ecological projects across China. Owners are also intent on helping guests connect with the local culture.

Insider Tip:

A concierge can arrange for classes on Chinese cooking, acupuncture, and more.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Number of Bars: 2

Number of Rooms: 26

Number of Suites: 2

Year Opened:



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