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
Parking on site
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Minimalist masterpiece designed by Tony Chi, with huge rooms, bird’s-eye views of the Bund and the world's highest nightclub
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.