Renaissance by Marriott Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel
What We Love
- Central location – walking distance to the Bund, People’s Square and Xintiandi
- Dazzling views of the Old Town, Huangpu River and Shanghai skyline from the upper floors
- Extralong happy hour (cocktails and snacks from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.) in the Club Lounge
- Split-level jazz lounge with live bands and an expansive rooftop terrace
What To Know
- A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Essentially a business hotel, albeit one with leisure-focused amenities
- There is no spa, but there’s a small 24-hour gym and a rooftop glass infinity pool
- Instead of the on-site restaurants, try one of the many authentic Chinese eateries in the neighborhood
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In contrast with the 16th-century Old Town, of which it has a bird’s-eye view, the property has contemporary interiors in primary colors geared to the young and hip at heart. Flamboyant crystal sculptures by Czech artist Borek Sipek and bold carpets decorated with Chinese snuff bottles make for a stylish take on the business hotel palette. Feng shui principles are evident in the elliptical atrium that stretches up through the 22-floor tower. But the real highlight is the view through the floor-to-ceiling widows – especially impressive at night, when the winged rooftops are embellished with fairy lights.
Bed and Bath
The 341 guestrooms are dressed in cheery turquoise and yellow with blond wood trimmings. Deluxe Rooms come with blue bubble-printed carpets and glass-walled bathrooms, while the spacious Studios have hardwood floors, walk-in wardrobes and freestanding bathtubs by the window in the living area. All rooms offer LCD TVs and high-speed Internet (which will run you an additional $19 per day). The large, supercomfy beds are complemented by an extensive pillow menu (green tea pillow, anyone?), available at the touch of the “Delighted to Serve” button.
Chefs at the Yu Garden Café’s lively breakfast buffet serve up fresh-squeezed juices and steaming baskets of dim sum. It’s worth booking a Studio or Suite, or paying the 150 yuan stipend (about $24), to get Club privileges, which include an hors d’oeuvres buffet (enough for a light dinner) and free-flow drinks from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the scenic 17th-floor Club Lounge. Shanghai’s famous jazz scene is alive and kicking at the penthouse JZ Lounge, a huge music club that hosts bands across two floors capped with a rooftop terrace. If you’re in need of a workout, there’s a 24-hour gym and a glass pool set into the side of the building with underwater views of the city from the 22nd floor.
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Since i was Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite member, i had opportunity to stay at Marriott and Renaissance hotel all around the world, but I would like to say this hotel - Renaissance Yu Garden hotel was one of de best hotel for their wonderful service during my stay.
I was acompany my edldely mother visit Shanghai and who she needs assistance for her mobility, during our stay here - Renaissance hotel staffs was so wonderful, friendly and helpful to assistan her needs, especially every morning at breakfast Mr. Lefteris always give his tentetive care to my mother, and we’re really grateful for his excellent service and kindness. Also i would like to mentioned all rest of staffs at dinning room and excutive lounge during the our stay, who them also give us such wonderful services and attentions to make sure we are been very well served, certainly made us feel like at home....
Besides excellent service here i would like to mentioned this hotel’s location was de best for going around, sightseeing and shopping etc. , highly recommend.
Came to Shanghai in early november and stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. Perfect location, friendly staff, nice room, good breakfast and a wonderfull view from both the pool-area (free)and the terrace - only open some evening and you have to pay to get in :-( Both on the top floors.
The lounge had really great views, good food and drinks.
I stayed in this hotel with my daughter for 4 nights. We had a beautiful corner room on the 20th floor with fantastic view! The room is nice, spacious with very comfortable beds and a great bathroom with walk-in shower. We had business lounge access and we were impressed with the variety of food and beverages on offer during breakfast time. Also the snacks in the evening were worth coming back for. The staff in the lounge was very friendly and provided us with valuable information about things to do in Shanghai. Also a word of praise for the concierge staff at the ground floor level who arranged taxis, train tickets,postage stamps and general advice with smiles. We loved the city of Shanghai and staying at this hotel has left us with fond memories.