On April 18 of this past spring the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai opened its doors to receive its first clients.
The elegant neoclassical architecture, bright white stone and stately columns of Shanghai’s new Waldorf Astoria, provide a traditional departure from some of the city’s trendier hotels. Step into the foyer and feel transported back to Shanghai’s spectacular, glamorous past. The lobby’s soaring white columns and cozy yet elegant chairs embody the feel of the Waldorf; the hotel is a perfect combination of comfort and tradition.
The river-view heritage suites overlook the Huangpu river, while rooms on the tenth floor and higher have clear views of the River, Pudong’s skyline as well as peripheral views of scenery along the bund. Rooms are large and luxurious, and equipped with internet, large flat screened TVs with international cable, as well as an espresso machine. The hotel has many dining options, including Pelham’s, a NY style restaurant with an extensive wine list, the Long Bar, a traditional old-fashioned bar with a cozy atmosphere, decorated with deep wood and dark leather, and offers a variety of drinks for you to sip while you listen to live jazz and R&B, and the Grand Brasserie, a chic Sino-French restaurant where a gourmet, semi-buffet breakfast is served. In addition, the Salon offers a traditional afternoon teatime in an intimate setting with views of the Bund and Pudong.
State-of-the-art facilities include a fully-outfitted gym and heated indoor pool, the luxury Waldorf Spa, a hair salon, business center, library, and even a Waldorf Astoria florist for any last minute needs.
The hotel’s location makes it an ideal accommodation for everyone, no matter your reason for visiting Shanghai: only 14.5 km from the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, 5 km from the railway station, 2 km from Downtown People’s Square, and 0 km from The Bund. Nanjing Road is a short walk away, and museums and the famous Yu Garden are only a few blocks from The Bund.
The Waldorf Astoria promises timeless luxury service and comfort in this unforgettable, stately Shanghai landmark.
WildChina is happy to arrange rooms for you at this luxurious property during the Shanghai portions of your journey. Please consult your WildChina travel consultant for bookings or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Waldorf Astoria Shanghai