Sitting on the east bank of the Huangpu River, Pudong is home to Shanghai’s most modern attractions. There’s the cloud-piercing skyline – featuring the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Jin Mao Tower – plus the bustling port and the leafy Expo Park. Hey, there’s even a Disneyland. Stay in the thick of the action at one of these awesome hotels.
Welcome to the most luxurious five-star accommodation in the Lujiazui Financial District. The Four Seasons Pudong is a glistening tower made up of 187 uber-glamorous suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that supply jaw-dropping views of the streets below. The hotel also houses a relaxing infinity pool and the intimate FLARE Spa, as well as restaurants Camelia and Shàng-Xí, which dish up world-class Italian and Cantonese food.
This Brutalist building doesn’t look like much from the street but step inside the marble-lined lobby and you’ll discover a seriously nice place to stay. The Evergreen Laurel Hotel’s 273 luxurious guest rooms are all fitted out with satellite TV and chic en-suite bathrooms, and there are a number of good food and drink options – grab a cocktail at the laid-back lobby bar or a meal at contemporary restaurant L’IDEE, which serves delicacies from both the East and the West.
Inhabiting the colossal Jin Mao Tower, the Grand Hyatt boasts breathtaking views of the Bund and the Pudong skyline. The hotel’s 548 guest rooms and suites fill the 58th to 85th floors of the iconic Shanghai skyscraper, fusing Chinese elegance with the building’s classic Art Deco architecture. There are nine stylish bars and restaurants to choose from in the evening, a fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre and the salubrious Club Oasis Spa.
The Green Court Residence Jinqiao Diamond Shanghai is close to the Jin Mao Tower, the Expo Center and the Shanghai Pudong International Airport | Courtesy of Green Court Residence Jinqiao Diamond Shanghai / Hotels.com
The Green Court Residence Jinqiao Diamond offers some of Pudong’s most spacious accommodation, with a range of two-bedroom apartments available. All 280 suites come with a comfy couch and access to an indoor pool and fitness centre, as well as a sunny rooftop terrace to soak up the lofty views of Pudong. The location is a big plus – this four-star property is close to the Jin Mao Tower, the Expo Center and the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Sitting between the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Huangpu River, the Ritz-Carlton is perched on the loftiest floors of an Art Deco tower in the heart of Shanghai’s financial centre. The 285 guest rooms are lavishly appointed with huge televisions and Bose surround sound systems, while guests also love the indoor pool, executive spa, and bevvy of food and drink options – this five-star hotel features four first-class restaurants and two lively bars.
Surrounded by parkland not far from Shanghai’s financial centre, the Chateau Star River delivers five-star luxury to guests of its 261 opulent suites. Fitness fanatics will feel right at home thanks to the Chateau’s dazzling array of health and fitness activities – the property contains huge pools both inside and outside, a tennis court, a sauna, billiards, a gym, massage services, squash courts, a simulated golf course and a full-service spa.
This modern Marriott property is a great all-rounder, with 338 well-appointed rooms and suites, a stylish spa and pool, three gourmet eateries and a kids club for families. This dependable chain hotel is particularly popular among business travellers – rooms include a workstation, restaurants accommodate client meetings, and there’s a conference centre and eight event venues to reserve.
This four-star property is good for business, leisure and family travellers – there’s a desk in every room and a business centre for those coming to Shanghai for work, a bar and a nightclub for guests who are letting their hair down, and roomy three-bedroom family suites if you’re travelling with kids. The Green Court Place Jingqiao Middle Ring also offers a kids club with a playground, a restaurant, a garden and an around-the-clock health club.