Grand Hyatt Shanghai
What We Love
- Wowing it up—way up—as part of Pudong’s iconic skyline
- 57th-floor swimming pool, one of the city’s highest
- The world’s longest laundry shoot; air buffers slow the sheets on their almost quarter-mile drop
- Soft jazz lilts up the 33-story atrium (just try not to crane your neck)
What To Know
- Taxis and nearby subway notwithstanding, Pudong can be a hike to tourist sites
- Book a River View room for vertigo-inducing vistas of the Bund and beyond
- Rooms are amply sized for an urban hotel
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The 555-room crown to the Jin Mao Tower, Pudong’s 88-story post-modern pagoda offers plenty of reasons to stay in the clouds. The tricked out fitness/pool/spa complex and nine restaurants and bars, including the Cloud 9 cocktail den on the 87th floor, are chief among them. Late-arrivals will appreciate the 24-hour Art Deco-style Shanghainese bistro. Room decor is contemporary corporate with bits of flash: minimalist headboards, crackled red lacquer walls with Yang-dynasty poems scrawled in gold, and, in the large marble bathrooms, clear glass sinks and deep-soaking tubs. You barely need those sick floor-to-ceiling views to remind you you’re on top of it all.
In the Area
Symbolic of Shanghai’s ascendant status, Pudong (literally “East of the River”) is an epicenter of heady excess, from Asia’s longest underwater tunnel at the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium to the 100th-floor observation deck at Shanghai World Financial Center, Mainland China’s tallest building. In 2014, the Shanghai Tower will leapfrog it by an additional 140 meters. Farther afield, Century Park is the city’s largest lung, Shanghai Disneyland’s Enchanted Storybook Castle will eventually be the world’s grandest, and when coming from the airport, you might as well travel 268 mph aboard the Shanghai Maglev, the world’s fastest train in commercial service.
How to Get There
Something is wrong with this hotel, it is one of the very worst hotel that I have ever stayed. The concierge were all in poker face, front desk and guest service lines are always busy. When I was in the lift scanning the room key (before I press the floor number), the staff standing next to me blocked me for pressing the button, very rude.
Will not recommend this hotel. With this rate, may just go for other better options.
feels like a local hotel. Rooms are ok. café and staff - not of international standard. menu at the café and quality of food needs to be improved. At breakfast, the variety is not so good, more of Chinese menu than international spread.
Good views and foods.
Poor service of lobby staff (a female receptionist). When I repeatedly asked her that if there was a lounge for club members to check in, she ignored my request and kept me waiting in the lobby for half an hour. Then the answer is that there are no customers in the lounge. I'm very disappointed about that. And she did not express any apologies for her lies.