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
- 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
Park Hyatt in Shanghai is just as amazing as all the other Park Hyatt hotels around the world.
You check in on the 87th floor - amazing views over Shanghai from the windows.
The rooms are very big with a huge bathroom. Large bed with fantastic bedlinen. Nice pillows. A lot of storage space around in the room which is very much appreciated. It was a very big and amazingly nice interior designed room with an eye for details.
We came to Shanghai as a family for halfterm. The hotel arranged for connecting rooms and they had a brilliant solution for it. Not just a door between the rooms but with a very clever manipulation with room entrance doors we got two rooms that felt like a big flat.
The pool area is very nice. Great pool and hot tub with good seating around with fab views of Shanghai. Very nice staff working around the pool area.
The only downturn for this hotel is the inability by some staff to speak and understand English. The service is not 100% - some staff lack the eye for details and to put the client in focus.But as stated - not all of them.
But all in all - this is a fantastic hotel - one of the best if not the best in Shanghai. I strongly recommend you to stay here.
Having traveled all over the Globe and experienced numerous fine hotels in the World, I must say that this is not only the MOST LUXURIOUS hotel I have ever stayed with THE MOST Amazing views of the Bund but the staff is simply incredible, polite and helpful. From providing an adapter on my arrival past midnight to an umbrella when I was about to walk out , this hotel has the most wonderful culture . To top it off, the Breakfast buffet is also awesome!!! 😊😊😊
Location is great, close to the Lujiazui area. Hotel is at the top of Shanghai centre so you do have to take 3 lifts to get to your room which is a little inconvenient but the great view makes up for it.
Service levels were inconsistent. The staff at the restaurant where I had breakfast were usually helpful but they did forget my orders for noodles or waffles on most mornings. I also did have a housekeeper barge into my room (while I was still inside) without knocking or pressing the doorbell. She apologised, said she wanted to put down a bowl of fruit and proceeded to answer a phone call and speak very loudly, all this while hogging the corridor leading from the bathroom to the bedroom area. Not impressed. Pretty sure I won't be staying here again.
Stayed in October 2018. I wanted to try both sides of the Bund and different areas so I stayed in several luxury hotels in Shanghai to get the feel.
Ok Park Hyatt, you got me. You were the best hotel I stayed in while I was at Shanghai. Everything went over and beyond my expectations. Wonderful staff and service with a flawless check-in to check-out process. The room was well appointed, comfortable and everything was in place, yes! The views from this hotel is spectacular. It was unfortunate that during a part of my stay it was raining in the morning, so when I woke up, my view was a wall of clouds. What a great problem to have. Pool and massage at Spa facilities were good too.
Henry and the ladies (I wish I took your names down) at the check in desk are stars, any interaction with them was smooth and stress free. Even the porter downstairs was great, from giving tips on what to do and making sure I had an umbrella just in case it rains. I know I am gushing but after staying in several luxury hotels in a short period of time, you get to know what is routine and what is genuine.
We actually didn't stay at the hotel, but heard you can go to the 87th floor for drinks instead of wasting your time inline for the Shanghai World Financial Center view - and IT WAS WORTH IT! The view was spectacular. We had a bottle of prosecco and some complimentary nuts. We went to the bar area, though there was another room for a more formal setting. The bathroom was also AMAZING and very clean.
10/10 would recommend for a spectacular view of the city.