Park Hyatt Shanghai
What We Love
- Bird’s-eye panoramas of the historic Bund promenade and the Pudong district
- Cocoon-like rooms start at 592 square feet and feature floor-to-ceiling windows
- Immense bathrooms come with heated travertine floors and Acca Kappa toiletries
- Located in the heart of the Lujiazui business district
What To Know
- Free tai chi classes take place every morning at 8 a.m. in a courtyard by the pool
- Efficient and diligent concierge desk
- The refined atmosphere is best for couples or solo travelers; families may feel out of place here
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Occupying 14 floors of the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Center, the Park Hyatt is one of the world’s highest hotels, but it floats serenely above this frenetic city of 24 million. Designer Tony Chi has created a minimalist masterpiece that puts guests in the heart of the Lujiazui business district, within minutes of museums and such marquee attractions as the Bund. Museum-worthy pieces from the private contemporary art collection of Japanese real estate mogul (and owner of the 1,614-foot structure) Minoru Mori are displayed prominently throughout, but the jaw-dropping views from the floor-to-ceiling windows take center stage.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are simply furnished but generous in size (starting at 592 square feet), with comfy beds, Ming-style chairs, espresso machines and flat-screen TVs. The blackout curtains (something you might not see in Shanghai’s other luxe hotels) and espresso machines are a nice touch. Rainfall showerheads, separate tubs and heated floors lend a spa-like feel to the bathrooms.
Head to the 100 Century Avenue restaurant to sample an eclectic mix of Western, Chinese and Japanese fare, or enjoy European-style dishes in the Dining Room, where the fiery orange shagreen walls and olive leather chairs offer a little more panache than the rest of the hotel does. Bar Level 87 is an intimate watering hole set around a leather-lined circular bar, you can take your dancing shoes up to the Music Room bar, the highest nightclub in the world, which has a resident DJ and live music. For the wellness-minded there’s a 24-hour fitness center and an infinity pool up on the 85th floor, and free one-hour tai chi classes are on offer each morning. For a little more pampering, book the destress muscle release treatment at the Water’s Edge spa and drift off into a reverie. Modern-day Shanghai will feel far away.
In the Area
The tree-lined streets of the French Concession are the city’s most charming and evocative. Only a few blocks long, Anfu Lu is filled with boutiques and cafés. Our picks: Kava Kava Home for traditional furniture in bright hues, Japanese designer Mayumi Sato’s eponymous boutique, and Baker & Spice for a quick pick-me-up. Beijing is China’s arts capital, but Shanghai is catching up. Housed in a historic building restored by British architect David Chipperfield, the Rockbund Art Museum mounts major shows by Chinese artists. California native Brad Turley’s tiny Goga lures fellow chefs with its Pacific Rim fare. Check out his rooftop space, Hai, next door.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Park Hyatt for four nights in May, 2019 and could not have been happier. On arrival we were met downstairs by Joanna Yan who was extremely nice, upgraded us to a room with a truly spectacular view of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Bund and made sure we had what we needed. The hotel itself is beautiful with very nice facilities including a good gym. Breakfast on the 91st floor was both good and extensive. Everyone on the staff was friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this hotel.
I've heard mixed review of this hotel on local Chinese forum, was a bit worry about the service in general. However, once arrived, all my worrisome had gone. The concierge was super nice and professional, my room was upgraded according to my WOH status as well. I got the view of Pearl Tower which is brilliant. Despite being open for a while, all of the equipments are still up to date; needless to say the TOTO automatic bog which most of the luxury hotels in Shanghai don't have! I also enjoyed my Champions League final in the hotel thanks to its awesome Samsung flat screen TV. Next time when I visit Lujiazui area, Park Hyatt is surely on top of my list!
I stayed at the Park Hyatt in Shanghai with my family the first weekend in June and we really loved our stay. The service was very courteous and friendly at all times, from the reception desk and porters to the restaurant and bar staff. The hotel is very special, being so high up, and we especially enjoyed swimming in the pool on the 85th floor and loved the amazing views. We had the buffet dinner at the Pantry and the food was all very good, not too heavy either which I loved, and all the desserts were delicious and intricate in detail (apparently a new pastry chef had recently started working at the hotel). The view at night from any of the hotel's restaurants and bars is truly amazing!
The bedrooms are huge (55 sq metres upwards) and have every amenity one could ask for, and of course amazing views! My son loved the deep bath and the huge rainfall shower. We slept very well and could not hear any noise from outside the room. All in all, a perfect hotel for a special weekend in Shanghai!
This hotel has the worst customer service and completely unprofessional experience. I will never return. It was so bad the staff member took off his name badge so I could turn him in to management. This hotel is on my black list.
Great hotel, great view, excellent food (light meals at the bar, again with a great view), and wonderful service. Room appeared to be upgraded and new. And, repeat the view was amazing. Would definitely stay again.