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
The rooms are modern, clean, comfortable and spacious. Some have a wonderful view of the Bund (pollution permitting).
The property's architecture is such that moving around in the Hotel requires endless changes of elevators. Example of a "journey" from a room located on the 81st floor to the bar/lounge on the 92nd floor - Take the first elevator to the lobby level (87th floor), walk to a different elevator and reach the 91st floor, then another change awaits you to the last elevator of your trip that will take you to the 92nd floor where the bar is located.
After a few days, the constant need to change elevators is felt as an inconvenience.
The common areas are a bit dark. A brighter ambiance would be welcomed.
Breakfast is good, but the staff is a bit pretentious.
As in most Chinese properties the Staff and Management have a very basic command of the english language, leading to frequent frustrations and waste of time.The Park Hyatt Shanghai is no exception.
Prompt and quality room service.
Very good and responsive housekeeping.
Overall 4 1/2 stars.
Staying at the Park Hyatt was a dream come true. The ultra hip hotel accomplishes an amazingly contemporary atmosphere without compromise. The rooms are ample in size and the comfort is beyond belief. But, let's be honest, it's the view that we (or at least I) care about. For that reason, be sure to book a view facing toward central Shanghai.
The ambiance is definitely dark, but it works in a cool, sort of Bladerunner (sans the neon) sort of way. It's not that the dark is overpower but it's what one notices. Decor in the rooms and common areas feels appropriate and there is some world-class art.
Service never disappointed. Staff was friendly and always greeted.
As a frequent traveler, I will stay in hotels almost 1/3 of a year. But Park Hyatt Shanghai is more different.
Hotel staffs are very polite, each time you pass them, they will greet to you. That's what is exactly Hospitality!
Harvey helped us to check in. He is very Helpful and Professional. He knows our request very well and clearly. He also recommended us an upgrade package which is very good.
Very Proficient and Efficient. Thank you very much, Harvey!!!
The room is very well equipped and stay very comfortable. The view is extremely good with JinMao Building, Pearl Tower and Bund view. Breakfast is at 91st floor of Century 100 restaurant. The view there is also excellent.
The overall is superb, I will stay next time and recommend Hyatt Brand to my friends and colleagues. Thank you Park Hyatt Shanghai, Thank you Harvey!!!
There are many hotels in Shanghai, but most of the time we choose Parkhyatt brand, not because of the skyscraper building, is the overall service !
We start a day from a quiet environment,delicate food breakfast at 91 floor, the guests I meet every morning are polite, you won’t see the food like a mess in the tray, thanks for the the staff serve us with heart!
Every time in and out the hotel, you will meet the front desk staffs， they always have a cheerful face.
We also enjoy the atmosphere at the swimming pool !
Although I have a complaint , but the management team value my opinion, they response to solve the case very quick!
I’m not expected a perfect hotel, most important is they have positive react to my opinion!
Thanks for provide us a feel like at home stayed enjoyment!
We will definitely come back!
The hotel is beautiful, and my room was stunning with the wood detailing and views of the river and Pudong from the 83rd floor. Check in and check out were a breeze.
A few design problems with the room:
1) The lack of sockets. I could not find any free sockets by the bed and had to unplug the phone to charge my devices.
2) The unintuitive buttons and switches. The button to draw and lower the blinds are built into the bedside table furthest from the window. The temperature control and the tap to turn on the shower head are on opposite walls of the well-appointed bath area. Confusingly, there are also hot and cold taps next to the shower head that only operate a flow of water one foot off the ground, causing me to turn on all three and wonder why the shower head temperature didn't get warmer.
3) The only hooks to hang up your towels are within the shower area, and the door auto-closes, which means they never dry. There is one more hook on the outside that they hang the bathrobe from. I ended up dumping the bathrobe into the closet and using that hook instead for my towel.
4) Lighting problems. The most glaring being the Nespresso machine being in a really badly designed open drawer that faces the bed. It cannot be closed and the lights from the machine shine on the bed as you try to sleep. I'm pretty sure everyone who stays unplugs the machine.