In town for ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair? Check out Whitewaller‘s list of top places stay in the city.
The Shanghai EDITION
The Shanghai EDITION is an oasis on the busy city, located in a refurbished building from 1929—the Shanghai Power Company. Fused with a new skyscraper, the hotel offers 145 guest rooms, a spa, a fitness center, and a host of options for food, drink, and entertainment, including Chef Jason Atherton’s Shanghai Tavern, traditional Cantonese fare at Canton Disco, and a nightclub and VIP lounge, Electric Circus.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a cocktail and the view from the rooftop.
Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
Situated on the bank of the Pudong waterfront, the Mandarin Oriental boasts 362 rooms and suites, 210 fully serviced executive apartments, and sweeping views of the Lujiazui financial district. Guests will be at ease with the hotel’s luxurious contemporary interiors and amenities like multiple in-house dining choices, a fitness center with a pool, and a 13-room spa.
Whitewaller recommends: Treating yourself to sweets at The Mandarin Cake Shop.
Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
At the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, guests are greeted with 5 restaurants and bars, a 24-hour fitness center, a full-service salon, and a spa and wellness center. Located in the heart of the city’s historical districts, the 37-story modern oasis offers an elevated home-away-from-home atmosphere.
Whitewaller recommends: Taking a vintage Jeep tour of the city.
Located on the outskirts of Shanghai, Āman’s Amanyangyun offers a peaceful sanctuary situated on grounds with a forest, a lake, and 26 remastered houses from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Guests have the option of staying in 1- to 5-bedroom villas and suites, with access to five restaurants and lounges, the Amanyangyun Spa & Wellmess Centre, a boutique, and an IMAX Cinema.
Whitewaller recommends: Taking a class on calligraphy at the property’s cultural complex, Nan Shufang.
The Langham Shanghai, Xintiandi
Shanghai’s chapter of The Langham is located next to the Huai Hai Road retail hub and brings a blend of traditional Chinese and chic contemporary styles. Offering 357 rooms and suites, guests can enjoy views of the city’s skyline along with the comfort of elegant furnishings and signature amenities.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking a traditional Chinese medicine-inspired treatment at the Chuan Spa.