There are only very few places in the world that manage to capture the very essence of tradition and heritage, while combining it with modern-day technology and innovation.
One of these hotels is the incredible Waldorf Astoria Shanghai that managed to revive and maintain an aura of pure elegance and sophistication with the charm of a bygone era. Join us on a short tour of this magnificent property, which should certainly be on your list for any upcoming trip.
The 260-room Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund comprises two connecting buildings. The Waldorf Astoria Club, which previously housed the renowned Shanghai Club (famed as an exclusive Gentlemen’s Club in the 1920s), is located at No. 2 on the Bund. Across an immaculate courtyard is a new-build contemporary tower located parallel to the Bund, on Sichuan Road. The Waldorf Astoria Club has 20 luxuriously appointed suites while the Waldorf Astoria Tower has 240 rooms and suites, including a Noble Suite and a Presidential Suite.
All rooms and suites are decorated in timeless style and with chic amenities, each well appointed for the ‘better than home’ mood, with walk-in closet, marble-finished bathroom featuring double vanity area with bathtub, and both rainforest and handheld showers, in-room entertainment, and more. With their classic and historically inspired design, the rooms manage to transport each guest back in time.
An array of three restaurants, two lounges and a bar brings together the epitome of fine dining and chic socializing. From all-day dining and authentic Chinese to French specialities, the restaurants serve up an incredible variety to suit every palate. For light meals, meetings-over-drinks and afternoon teas, the two lounges – including The Peacock Alley that will be the talk of town like its namesake in New York, are ideal options. The Long Bar, renowned to have the longest bar counter in the Far East back in the 1910s, will be perfect for business entertainment and to chill out in the evenings.
When visiting Shanghai for business or pleasure, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund’s ideal location will present a variety of choices for guests to explore the vibrant city. The hotel is easily accessible by Metro and is directly linked to Yan’an Road which tunnels under the Huangpu River linking to Pudong New Area, the financial and commercial hub of modern China. Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is located on the Bund Promenade, known for being the best vantage point for photographing the city’s river-side scene, the modern skyscrapers of Pudong and the many iconic landmarks on the Bund. Click here to find out more and book your next stay.
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