The Jetsetter rate includes a welcome drink, non-alcoholic drinks from the minibar, evening snacks and drinks at the Andaz Lounge (6-8 p.m.) and all-day tea, coffee and soft drinks
Central location amid the buzz of Xintiandi and Huaihai Road
Contemporary style with fast, fuss-free amenities
Colored LED lighting allows you to personalize the mood of your room and bath
What To Know
A 15 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Book a room facing Xintiandi for great views of the ancient rooftops
Artworks and uniforms are created by local designers, adding to the authentic "neighborhood" experience
The Andaz afternoon tea combines Chinese tea and French pastries
24-hour fitness center
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Hip hotel in a historic ’hood, with an LED-lit pool, an all-day bistro and downtown views from jigsaw-cut windows
On the edge of historic Xintiandi, now a hipster haven where fancy boutiques and cocktail lounges occupy redeveloped shikumen (stone gate) houses, the Andaz Shanghai is a futuristic hotel with impressive downtown views from jigsaw-cut windows. Stepping into the lobby, with its soaring glass walls and hanging slatted steel pods, makes for a thrilling contrast to the surrounding sycamore-lined streets. Hyatt’s first Andaz hotel in Asia offers all the on-trend, fast-track perks you’d expect of a latest-generation hotel brand. Forget the check-in desk; guests are greeted at a welcome "pod" by cheery, iPad-wielding "hosts."
Bed and Bath
The caramel-colored, wood-heavy rooms are sleek and minimalist. The headboards, which spread across the back wall, are covered with swatches of rich embroidered silks, adding a welcome pop of color. Speedy (and free) WiFi, an iPod dock and LED mood lighting satisfy the tech-savvy, while the free minibar and local candies satisfy the peckish. The spacious bathrooms are clad in jagged stone; it’s like bathing in a very luxe cave, complete with underfloor heating, high-tech Japanese toilets, and lush Lorenzo Villoresi bath products. Even more fun are the translucent bathtub and sink, which glow in your choice of LED mood light colors.
Hai Pai, an all-day Chinese bistro, serves home-style Shanghainese dishes and is an impressive addition to the area’s substantial dining scene. The alfresco seating bordering Xintiandi offers a great vantage point for people watching on a sunny day. Start the day with a dainty pastry at Eclair and finish it with a cocktail at the two-story Xuan Bar. The Optime Spa has an indoor heated lap pool with blue LED lighting, a fitness center and a juice bar, as well as 10 rooms for holistic treatments that incorporate traditional Chinese medicine techniques.
In the Area
There's no shortage of luxury brand shopping in Xintiandi, but for more affordable souvenirs by local designers head to Shanghai Trio. The Xintiandi Style mall showcases smart Shanghai-based fashion brands, including La Vie, Uma Wang, Ch’in and Heirloom. Local gourmets wait for hours outside the tiny, fluorescent-lit diner opposite the Andaz for a taste of Lan Ting’s famous home-style Shanghainese fare. If you’re hungry for a truly authentic Shanghai dining experience, put your name down for one of the six tables. The menu is in Chinese, so best bring a local friend or have an Andaz host recommend his or her favorite dishes. For a more accessible meal, try the legendary xiao long bao dumplings at Din Tai Fung in Xintiandi.