UNIQUE DESIGN, MAESTRO TASTE
W Shanghai – The Bund features 374 stylish guestrooms and suites, each appointed with the signature W bed adorned with a cheeky pillow in the shape of Shanghai’s famous Xiaolongbao dumpling and chopsticks, the later of which are specially placed in the W shape. The Cloud on the Bund Suite includes a LED wall and a hanging bed. The duplex Extreme Wow Suite facilitates a hanging neon installation in the shape of lips blowing out dragon smoke. And in all the suites, the marvelous Huangpu River and Pudong skyline are right before your eyes.
The New York- style bistro The Kitchen Table is highlighted by three massive graffiti walls, which snapshot 100 years of Hongkou – the 1933 Modern Art Gallery, the Kung-fu posters on the cinema façades, the long array of street lamps, the music from an ancient building on Daming Road, and the vintage boats on the Suzhou Creek. Huge amounts of details construct a native look at the life of local residents and Hongkou district, where the hotel is located.
These days, bamboo is still often seen in the scaffolding of the ever-evolving Shanghai skyline. At The Kitchen Table, designers
remember the city’s humble past while looking to its industrial future, with electroplate brass lighting fixtures shaped like bamboo. The Yen restaurant, however, enriches its environment with digital fish tanks and dragon patterns, also labeled in W prints. The playfully elegant WOOBAR® transforms from a daytime lounge into a vibrant evening cocktail bar. Inside the decorations all borrow from daily garments in Shanghai’s longtangs, like bicycle handrails, wheels, birdcages, traditional buckets etc. And finally, Wet Bar offers incredible sweeping views of the electric Shanghai skyline.
Great Room, the banquet hall of W Shanghai, is the realistic representation under futuristic design elements, which is also inspired by an opulent expression of the Golden Age, and features colourful flower patterns. The entrance to the Great Room features a series of oversized mirror collages with a Qipao motif, overlaid by a delicate Art Deco-inspired screen, reflecting the tension and contrasts between old and new Shanghai, from the decadent 1930s to the modern century.