Four hot new ho­tels in Shang­hai

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IN­TER­CON­TI­NEN­TAL SHANG­HAI WON­DER­LAND

Tak­ing nearly ten years and about US$500 mil­lion to de­velop, the new In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Shang­hai Won­der­land fi­nally opened its doors last month. Sit­u­ated in­side a for­mer quarry in south­west­ern Shang­hai about 30 min­utes’ drive from Hongqiao Air­port, the low­est sec­tion is lo­cated some 80 me­tres below ground level. The 18-storey re­sort has been de­signed by ar­chi­tec­ture firm Atkins, the team be­hind the fa­mous Burj Al Arab in Dubai, and fea­tures 337 rooms and suites with views of wa­ter­falls from the sur­round­ing cliffs. ihg.com

BUL­GARI HO­TEL SHANG­HAI

Af­ter open­ing its de­but Chi­nese prop­erty in Bei­jing last year, Bul­gari Ho­tels and Re­sorts wel­comed its sec­ond ho­tel in China in June – this time on the banks of the Suzhou River in cen­tral Shang­hai. The new ho­tel is a re­fur­bished Cham­ber of Com­merce build­ing from 1916, lo­cated near the city’s pop­u­lar Bund dis­trict. There are 82 gue­strooms in­clud­ing 19 suites, each of which has ac­cess to pri­vate gar­dens. The new ho­tel also of­fers six dif­fer­ent din­ing op­tions and a whisky bar, while guests can en­joy 360-de­gree views of the city land­scape from the rooftop ter­race. bul­gar­i­ho­tels.com

THE ANANDI HO­TEL AND

SPA SHANG­HAI

Part of The Lead­ing Ho­tels of the World col­lec­tion, the “heal­ing ho­tel” Anandi opened its doors back in July. Lo­cated in the city’s cen­tral Hongqiao dis­trict near the Suzhou River, the ho­tel boasts a to­tal of 333 rooms and suites. The ho­tel’s prin­ci­pal fea­ture is its Heal­ing Touch ser­vice, where guests can ex­pe­ri­ence more than 100 worl­drenowned heal­ing pro­grammes in­clud­ing ther­a­peu­tic spa treat­ments, au­then­tic yoga and med­i­ta­tion prac­tices. lhw.com

THE SHANG­HAI EDI­TION

Stand­ing on the city’s land­mark Nan­jing Road is the re­cently opened Shang­hai Edi­tion, Mar­riott In­ter­na­tional’s sec­ond prop­erty in China un­der the pre­mium brand af­ter 2016’s The Sanya Edi­tion. The new ho­tel opened in July and is sit­u­ated in a re­fur­bished 1929 Art Deco build­ing that served as the for­mer head­quar­ters of the Shang­hai Power Com­pany, now also con­nected to a new sky­scraper. Among the ho­tel’s stand­out fea­tures is its Roof Gar­den, which fea­tures both a cin­ema and a bar, along with panoramic views of the city. edi­tion­ho­tels.com

In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Shang­hai Won­der­land

Bul­gari Ho­tel Shang­hai

The Anandi Ho­tel and Spa Shang­hai

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