Wanda Reign on the Bund
What We Love
- A seven-star, Art Deco-inspired hotel on Shanghai's gorgeous BundThe exquisite detailing that of the Art-Deco-inspired hotel
- Sipping cocktails on the open-air terrace of the rooftop restaurant MARC and admiring the sparkling skyline
- Taking in the elaborate decor and amenities provided in each room
What To Know
- All rooms are Art Deco-inspired, and some look out on the Bund, Huangpu River and Pudong skyline
- The Yu Garden and City God Temple are within easy walking distance
- Free WiFi and private parking are available
An exercise in luxurious opulence, Wanda Reign on The Bund impresses with its jaw-dropping display of glamour and glitz. Designed by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, two prominent, award-winning British architecture firms, the building’s gleaming exterior hints at the grandeur awaiting guests inside. Jade inlaid floors and immense columns greet guests in the lobby while high-backed chairs offer respite from the city outside. It is no different throughout the rest of the space, classic Art-Deco elements are scattered all around – chesterfield sofas in rich colours make up the seating options for the restaurants, sparkling chandeliers dangle precariously overhead, and thick brocade curtains are pushed open to offer a view of the glorious Shanghai skyline. Though remarkably obnoxious, the furnishings have a modern styling that render them unique and eye-catching, rather than painful to the eyes. It is quite an experience to simply explore the space.
Newly opened in 2016, the hotel joins other iconic luxury properties on Shanghai’s Bund, the buzzing city’s luxury waterfront area. Here you’ll find plenty of fashionable locals enjoying the river view, shopping and dining at world-class establishments and outstanding buildings that make up the city’s skyline. Take your time to explore the area because there is much to see and do.
But it is more than its location, outstanding decor, refined restaurants and plush furnishings that give Wanda Reign on The Bund its right to label itself a seven-star hotel. It is, more importantly, the exceptional service that has the wealthy of Shanghai flocking to this one-of-a-kind hotel.
How to Get There
Hotel is located in a very nice area on the Bund. Check in and check out are not so fast, need a bit of time to complete the procedure. Rooms are nice, clean and with many comforts but a bit "old style". Towels are not as many as you could expect, there is only a very small table where placing things and in general the feeling is of a place where attention to details is missing. Breakfast is very good and wifi works quite well.
Not so close to subway but easy to get a taxi.
Our trip to Shanghai couldn’t be more perfect thanks to our stay at the Wanda Reign.
The hotel has one of the best spots overlooking the bund - so no matter where we were; in our beds, dining in the Japanese restaurant, or having a drink on the rooftop bar; we got to really soak up the beautiful glow of Shanghai’s skyline across the river. Our room was gorgeous - marble made up the bathroom, with a wonderful bathtub and even an awesome massage chair in the main room. Our beds were so huge that it was one of the best sleeps for my partner and I, especially after being jetlag from our flight.
Wanda Reign’s staff speaks flawless English - so communication is simple and easy for checking in and recommendations in the city. The hotel has a butler service - that is available 24/7, which is just a phone call away.
During our stay, General Manager Alexander kept in contact with us and made sure our every need was met.
A special note goes out to, two staff members (I assume butler personnel, but unfortunately I didn't catch their name) that took us by surprise by delivering a celebratory cake and who could not have been more joyful and amazing. And also a special thank you for Assistant director of rooms, Miranda, who was so welcoming and heartfelt during our check-out, that it made her one of the most amazing hotel staff that I've ever met.
These experiences is what makes us feel like unique guest at the hotel and not just like a number as sometime is the case at other big chain hotels. This is what already makes us look forward to staying at the Wanda Reign next time we're in Shanghai, and we would recommend to anyone (Chinese or international).
My partner and I stayed at Wanda Reign for our first ever time in Shanghai - and the hotel and staff made our trip so personable and lovingly memorable. The staff has impeccable English - making communication so easy!
Every detail was taken care of to our needs -the butler derive surprised us with with a special cake for our occasion and we had a wonderful room that gave us a stunning ceiling to floor all glass view of the famous Bund. At night the whole skyline light up in front of us while we were in bed - it was a spectacular show from the comforts of our own room. We controlled all of the lighting and AC/heat of our room from an iPad that’s provided and easy to use, a very nice touch. There was also a massage chair in our room that was really enjoyable to use!
The hotel has a butler service that has excellent command of service - we ordered different pillows and services complimentary for our stay to make our trip more homey.
Our hotel’s breakfast was served in the main restaurant downstairs - buffet style with delicious Western and Mandarin options. My partner had an omelet made on the spot from the chef and I had yummy Chinese noodle soup from the noodle bar chef. I love that the food was fresh and that there are so many options!
If you have the chance, we went to HE Restaurant, for a Japanese dinner located in the hotel itself. (The hotel has a rooftop bar and a few selections of different restaurants). Our dinner gave another dimension to our stay in Shanghai, with wonderful sushi that’s made from excellent craftsmanship.
It was really easy to get to the hotel from the metro, and it’s located right on the Main Street of the Bund - as well as walking distance from the walled old town, making it a great location to explore Shanghai.
While this is our first time in Shanghai, we wish we could stay longer in Wanda Reign because our time at the hotel made the trip special.
My first visit to Shanghai and I was not dissapointed, I travel regularly on business but this was not a business hotel in the usual sense, there was nothing ‘usual’ about it at all, it was simply amazing. The standard of service is second to none and the design if that is important to you - and it certainly is my business so very much so for me, is refined, and exquisite. If you ar eon business or want a fun destination - this has both. Ill be back!
This hotel is beautiful and just a short walk to the bund and other attractions. The room was super spacious and very well decorated. We loved the stay here. The down side was when we went to the pool, we needed to buy shower caps....I guess it's mandatory by the government ?