Shanghai Hotels

Top 10 luxury Hotels and accommodations in Shanghai

Nora Zheng
2628 Words/11 Minutes, By Nora Zheng, Updated February 21, 2023

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

Located on Weihai Road, Puxi District, Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai is adjacent to major scenic spots and recreational and commercial areas. The hotel is only 10 minute walk to People's Square, Shanghai Musem, Shanghai Grand Theater, Huaihai Road Business District, and other commercial areas. The hotel rooms (7F-36F) boast gilded furniture that creates a tasteful and unique ambiance that’s rarely seen elsewhere. Standard facilities include comfortable beds, LCD TVs (for international satellite TV programs), built-in safe boxes (each can accommodate a 17-inch notebook PC), and private bars (equipped with complete facilities, including tea sets and coffee machines). Each of the spacious marble bathrooms has a large-sized bathtub and a private shower room, equipped with L'Occitane bath products.

  • Star Rating: 5
  • Rooms: 422 rooms and 78 suites
  • Address: 500 Weihai Road, Shanghai / 上海威海路500号
  • Phone: +86 21 6256 8888

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

The Le Royal Meridien Shanghai stands in the central business district of Shanghai, with its 66-story skyscraper standing tall among Shanghai’s skyline. Located on the famed Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, the hotel is adjacent to the exit of Renmin Square MTR Station of Line 1, Line 2, and Line 8. Situated in a favorable geographic location, the hotel is only 10 minute's walk from the Bund. Marked by its modern design, the hotel provides a panoramic view of the intoxicating urban landscape. Each of the exquisitely-furnished hotel rooms is equipped with a 42-inch LCD TV and a DVD/VCD player. You can view the Huangpu River, People’s Square (Renmin Square), and the beauty of the modern metropolis through the large glass window. The hotel has four restaurants distinct restaurants, including a Chinese restaurant, a French restaurant, an Italian restaurant, and a cafeteria. In addition, the hotel has two bars, namely 789 Nanjing Road Bar and Yue Lounge. The hotel has conference facilities that cover an area of 2000 square meters, 2 large-sized banquet halls (with natural lighting) that are unlike anything else in Shanghai, and two meeting rooms. Recreational amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a massage pool, a sauna center, and a fitness center. Its fashionable Le Spa will definitely deliver a relaxing and comfortable experience.

  • Star Rating: 5
  • Rooms: 728 rooms and suites
  • Address: No.789 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai / 南京东路789号
  • Phone: +86 21 3318 9999

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai

Waldorf Astoria’s chain hotels and resorts are found in over 20 tourist attractions in the world, each featuring a unique charm, enduring architectural style, and cultural richness. The accommodation here is as good as those provided in its main hotel in New York. Waldorf Astoria chain hotels will definitely make your stay worthwhile. Located on the celebrated Bund of Shanghai, Waldorf Astoria on the Bund is marked by a perfect fusion of the regional block culture and the modern flavor of the 21st century. Thanks to the picturesque Huangpu River, the hotel provides one of the most stunning views in Shanghai. The hotel consists of two interlinked buildings-a newly constructed modern building and the Waldorf Astoria Club that houses suites. A legend of old Shanghai, Waldorf Astoria Club is known as an excellent architectural structure that has survived the test of time. Initially built in 1911, the precious neoclassic-style architecture has been restored to its original grandeur using archives and pictures. Equipped with modern luxury facilities, today’s Waldorf Astoria Club offers you a brand-new accommodation experience. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund lives up to its reputation as a favored hotel for the elite.

Among the "Expositions of Architecture" on the Bund, the British neoclassical building where the Waldorf is located is extremely understated, with a modest stature and an inconspicuous gray color, but it has always attracted the attention of many people.

In 1864, British merchants built the first wooden building on the Bund, and as the home of the Shanghai General Association, it became an important social venue and a symbol of the introduction of Western high society living and socializing on the Bund. 15 years later, it hosted the first American President Grant to visit China in history. The Shanghai General Assembly building was renovated and reopened as we see it today, and it was one of the first fruits of modern architectural techniques and art in the East. Exactly one hundred, years later, the first Waldorf Astoria hotel outside of the United States was opened on the site of the Shanghai General Hotel. Fitzgerald once said, "New York is the center of the world, the Waldorf is the center of New York, and to be at the Waldorf is to be at the center of the world." Today, the center of the world's attention is in China, the focus of China is in Shanghai, and the center of Shanghai is the Bund.

  • Star Rating: 5
  • Rooms: 252 rooms and suites
  • Address: No.2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Huangpu District / 上海中山东一路2号
  • Phone: +86 21 6322 9988

Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

Hotel Indigo Shanghai

Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund features a fusion of modern and traditional Chinese elements. It not only creates a lively environment but also features a regional furnishing style. The elements of both the river and wharf are ingeniously incorporated into the design. Special consideration is given to creating different layouts that suit guests of every kind. This Shanghai hotel offers an amicable, warm and unique ambiance. Each hotel room is uniquely designed and each room provides you with the broadest view. The furniture features both modern and traditional Chinese elements and has been arranged with great care. You will feel at home during your stay here. You will love all the hotel’s offerings, such as the spacious shower, the unparalleled “shell shower”, the Shikumen brick wall (the local stone gate), the minibar and the uniquely-designed tea set.

  • Star Rating: 5
  • Rooms: 161 rooms and 23 suites
  • Address: No 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Road, Shanghai / 上海中山东二路585号
  • Phone: +86 21 3302 9999

The Peninsula Shanghai

Peninsula Hotel Shanghai

Located on the historic Bund, the Peninsula Shanghai is the only newly-erected building on the Bund in the past six decades. You can have a panoramic view of the Bund, Huangpu River, Pudong District, and the grand garden sceneries of the British Consulate from the hotel room windows. The furnishing style of the hotel is representative of old 1920s Shanghai when Shanghai was hailed as Oriental Paris. The hotel has rooms and suites of various types, among the most spacious in Shanghai. All of the rooms are furnished with spacious and separate cloakrooms, with shoe areas and laundry boxes.

Pudong Shangri-La Shanghai

The expansion project of Zijin Building of Pudong Shangri-La Shanghai in 2005 involved a total investment of 130 million U.S. dollars. The hotel now provides guests with more rooms and suites, as well as a number of restaurants and bars that feature the latest and trendiest designs. In addition to the existing banquet hall, the hotel features a large-sized banquet hall—Shengshi Hall, unique Qi (a self-developed spa brand of Shangri-la) spa facilities and Sunshine House indoor swimming pool. Zijin Building now has 36 floors and each luxurious room now covers an area of at least 54 square meters. In 2009, the hotel’s Pujiang Building welcomed guests from around the world with a brand-new look. After renovation, the new rooms and suites feature a fusion of Chinese and Western elements. When you enter the room you will be greeted with a feast for the eyes. The creamy white walls and the exquisitely-designed furniture create a warm ambiance. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Bund, the picturesque Huangpu River, and the skyline of the financial district of this modern metropolis. All the rooms provide complete and convenient services, including broadband Internet access, data interfaces, IDD telephones, satellite TVs, tea sets, coffee machines, and 24-hour room services. The commodious Shengshi Banquet Hall is a uniquely designed pillar-free structure with a seating capacity of 1700. In addition to 10 meeting rooms of different sizes, the hotel has indoor and outdoor conference venues that cover an area of up to 6500 square meters and can cater to the needs of business events of various types.

The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong

Situated on the eastern bank of the picturesque Huangpu River and bordering Puxi District, Pudong District is the budding commercial and financial center of Shanghai. The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong is the first hotel with a complete range of offices, accommodation, and shopping facilities in the Pudong District, offering a top-quality business trip or conference during your stay in Shanghai. Located in the heart of Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone, the hotel is housed in a creatively-designed 58-story high building and provides a panoramic view of the Bund. Located on Century Avenue, the heart of Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone, the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong has superb rooms and suites of all kinds, 4 top-class restaurants, and bars, a 1700 square meters high-tech conference center, and a 1500 square meter spa and fitness center. It’s worth noting that the hotel is adjacent to the Shanghai International Convention Center.

Fairmont Peace Hotel

Located on the waterfront of the Huangpu River, Fairmont Peace Hotel is known as a legendary luxury hotel that boasts a glorious past. In the past 80-plus years, the hotel has served as a social hot spot and recreational center visited by famous figures from around the world. If only the hotel walls could speak! Today, in a new era, the hotel will take you on a journey of exploring the new Shanghai. The hotel has taken on a dazzling new look after complete renovations. The tastefully-furnished rooms and suites feature a combination of modern hi-tech products and the most luxurious facilities available, an unparalleled accommodation experience. The luxury suites and top-class suites both provide a panoramic view of the picturesque Huangpu River and the international architecture on the Bund. Several special suites highlight the international influences on the hotel. The Sassoon presidential suite on the top floor was once the residence of Mr. Victor Sassoon, the founder of the hotel.

The Langham Yangtze Shanghai

Adjacent to People’s Square, the Langham Yangtze Shanghai is in a great location. The hotel is less than 30 meters away from the nearest MTR stations of Line 1, Line 2, and Line 8. You can travel around the city with ease if you stay here. A multitude of nearby city landmarks simply add more charm to the hotel. The hotel is only several minute's walk to such places as Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, People’s Park, China Art Palace, Shanghai Grand Theater and the Bund. The 96 hotel rooms and suites incorporate the artistry of Old Shanghai. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the urban skyline of this modern metropolis while enjoying the natural landscape of People’s Park from your own private balcony. The special “Chuan You Ran Ju” suites provide direct VIP passages to the Chuan Spa Center. You will be entitled to private VIP services if you are accommodated in these suites.

The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai

The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai

The Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai is housed in the top 18 floors of Shanghai International Financial Center (58 stories high), which is the most bustling area of the Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone. The second Ritz-Carlton hotel in Shanghai, the Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai has 285 comfortable and spacious rooms and suites, and 4 restaurants and bars for every taste. The hotel’s conference venue on the 3rd floor covers an area of over 2500 square meters. The banquet hall covers an area of 1135 square meters and has a seating capacity of 800, but can be divided into three smaller ones in accordance with your needs. In addition, the hotel has another 3 multifunctional conference halls and 2 meeting rooms for the board of directors. Equipped with top notch hi-tech products and advanced facilities, the conference hall will definitely create a wonderful environment for hosting banquets or conferences.

Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Compared with the 468-meter Oriental Pearl Tower, the 492-meter Shanghai World Financial Center and the 632-meter Shanghai Center Tower, the 420.5-meter Jinmao Tower is no less imposing, though it is shorter. The Jinmao Tower, which was topped out in 1997 and opened in 1999, is a fusion of Chinese tradition and world trends, and is full of Art Deco elements representing the highest level of human material and spiritual civilization in the first half of the 20th century, while the Ten Mile Square across the Huangpu River used to have the most Art Deco buildings in the world. At the turn of the century, the Jinmao Tower left its name in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest building in the world, and the Grand Hyatt Hotel at the tip of the Tower is the tallest hotel in the world. Together with Pudong, they witnessed the national strategy of development and the miraculous rise of Shanghai.

The Puli Hotel

Opened in 2009, The PuLi Hotel Shanghai is the first resort hotel in China to be positioned as a "metropolitan paradise", located in Jing'an Temple, opposite Jing'an Kerry Center and Transocean Plaza, next to Reo Department Store and next door to Joel Robuchon, a two-star Michelin restaurant...In the heart of the Magic City, two rows of bamboo trees suddenly appear. Two rows of bamboo forest suddenly appear in the heart of the Magic City, you have to make a 90-degree turn from the main road and pass through the secret path of bamboo forest to see a courtyard combining East and West, conveying the meaning of "heaven and earth"; keep turning and you will see 6 stone lions standing proudly on the stone pillars; turn another corner and there is a narrow passage made of glass curtain wall, antique floor tiles and blinds, with light and shadow The light and shadows and water scenery successfully create the mystery of "time tunnel", which leads to a small door, a small but beautiful foyer, and then after a 90° turn, finally enter the lobby of the hotel.

The lobby of the hotel is an earthly and fairy land, a temple and a palace, a piece of ink-colored floor tiles as bright as a mirror, antique furniture and artwork can be seen everywhere, the ambient lighting is low-key and atmospheric, the front desk + bar is made of more than 30 meters long whole wood, behind which can be seen bamboo forests, ancient trees and large green areas - that is "Jing'an Park, the first park in the Magic City.

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