When it comes to prime urban digs, hotels in Shanghai evince a borderline silly, mad array of possible alternatives. If you want to hole up on or close to the Bund, however, look no further than these lucky thirteen gems.
View of Pudong from Metropole Hotel Shanghai – Photo credit
Metropole Hotel Shanghai
180 Jiang Xi Center Road
Shun Shanghai’s new steel and glass towers for a hotel with Concession-era charm. Built in 1930, the Metropole is a venerable landmark.
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai On The Bund Hotel
88 Sichuan Zhong Road
The Waldorf Astoria took another early 20th architectural icon and gave it the refurb job of a lifetime. The result is a luxe, tasteful hotel with panache.
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
555 Xi Zang Road
The sleek and shiny Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre will up the ante when it opens July 2011.
Park Hyatt Shanghai Hotel
100 Century Avenue
The Park Hyatt soars above Pudong across the river from the Bund. A spectacular property, the hotel sprawls over floors 79 to 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center “Vertical Complex City”.
Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
5 Zun Yi Nan Road
A big, comfortable business hotel with first-class spa, pool and fitness facility.
The Puli Hotel & Spa Shanghai
1 Changde Road, Jing’an District
The Puli is a concept hotel that delivers. The urban resort offers chic, blissful luxury in the heart of the chaotic city.
Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai
20 Nanjing Road
In trademark fashion, Fairmont hit the reset button on a heritage treasure and made it new once more. The verdict is in: the spectacular Peace Hotel is back.
The Peninsula Shanghai Hotel
32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
The Peninsula is a plush and swanky Bund choice for visitors with taste and deep pockets – or a fat expense account. A magnificent hotel.
Hyatt on The Bund
199 Huang Pu Road
A wonderful five-star hotel on the banks of the Huang Pu River, the Hyatt offers some of the best Bund and Pudong panoramas, bar none.
JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
399 Nanjing West Road
The JW Marriott at Tomorrow Square is a 60 story luxury hotel par excellence. Every restaurant on site features 360Â° views of Shanghai.
The Westin Bund Center Shanghai
88 Henan Central Road
In typical Westin style, the Westin Bund offers a rich amenity bundle to entice leisure and business travelers alike.
Le Royal MÃ©ridien Shanghai Hotel
789 Nanjing Road
Le Royal MÃ©ridien rises 66 floors above central Shanghai and sits conveniently next to Peopleâ€™s Square Metro, some ten minutes from the Bund. Easily one of the best business hotels in China, if not Asia.
Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World
88 Nanjing Road West
From the lovely pool and spa to the Sky Dome Bar and Windows on the Park restaurant, the Radisson New World is one of the best bets on Nanjing Road. The hotel has underground subway access and Wi-Fi throughout.