With 24 million inhabitants, Shanghai is one of the biggest metropolitan areas on the planet – and Century Park represents the lungs of the city. Check out these 10 best hotels in the leafy green oasis at the heart of Shanghai.
Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai
Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai | Courtesy of Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai / Hotels.com
This hotel in the Kerry Parkside complex lies in the middle of Pudong, with 574 ultra-modern units all boasting views of Century Park. The rooms also enjoy access to a full-service spa, indoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre and four restaurants. This hotel is a particularly good choice for families – the Kerry provides babysitting and childcare services, a special children’s pool, a kids club and an on-site playground. Airport shuttles are also available.
The design of this hotel was inspired by the elements of feng shui and every one of its 403 suites harmonise with the nearby Century Park. The five-star Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel is a landmark of the Pudong area, from the opulent 16-metre-high (53-foot-high) lobby to the two prestigious in-house restaurants, the 5,000sq m (16, 404sq ft) infinity garden and the luxurious wellness retreat.
Perched on the banks of the river in the middle of Century Park, this four-star high-rise is a slice of luxury in central Pudong. The 264 swanky rooms showcase a quirky, colourful design as well as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and spacious balconies with park views. The two trendy restaurants, two hip bars and terrific business centre are a big plus for those travelling for work.
This four-star property was designed by renowned French architect Paul Andréa, who has infused the hotel’s 208 guest rooms with style and elegance. Situated just north of Century Park near the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, the Parkview features a state-of-the-art gym, deluxe spa treatments, two international restaurants and a door-to-door airport shuttle.
Located on the doorstep of the Century Park metro station, Jinjiang Inn’s guests love its great value for money. With 120 guest rooms, a friendly 24-hour reception and a delicious breakfast available, the hotel is also close to the Century Mart and the Huamu Park Children Amusement Park.
Only five minutes from the Shanghai New International Expo Center, the Century Park Crowne Plaza is a boutique-style luxury hotel in central Shanghai. The 319 suites enjoy chic decor and furnishings, marble bathrooms, panoramic views of Shanghai, plus access to a 24-hour fitness centre, the relaxing Spring Spa, the authentic Heji Chinese Restaurant and childcare services.
This five-star business hotel sits on the edge of Pudong’s thriving business district, hosting a range of events in its palatial event spaces. Only steps from the green leaves of Century Park, these 363 rooms connect guests with three in-house restaurants, a fully-equipped gym, a business centre, a generous outdoor pool and a sunny rooftop terrace.
Formerly known as the Radisson Blu Hotel Pudong Century Park, the Grand Mercure includes an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and spa, free lightning-fast internet and 362 modern rooms flooded with natural light. This 4.5-star property also contains three eateries: Yar Chi Ting serving traditional Chinese fare, Porcini offering Italian food and light snacks and drinks at Bytes.
Welcome to one of the best budget options in town. Located less than two blocks from the green grass of Century Park, the Shanghai Maiju offers modest rooms that leave more of your travel budget available to spend on the city itself.
This three-star chain hotel is packed full of character, with a library in the lobby and 298 well-appointed guest rooms. Situated a stone’s throw away from Century Park and the Middle Yanggao Road metro station, ibis Lianyang enjoys business facilities, fast internet and cable TV with international channels.