Hilton Hotels Corporation announced that its subsidiary has signed an agreement with Shanghai New Union Building Co Ltd to manage the Waldorf Astoria On The Bund Shanghai. The hotel will be located in the heritage building on the Bund in Shanghai and is scheduled to open in 2011. It will be the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Asia.
The 266-room hotel will be comprised of two buildings. The main entrance at the heritage building will be located at No 2 on the Bund which housed the infamous Shanghai Club, an exclusive gentleman’s club in the 1920s. This building will be connected by a courtyard to a new-build modern tower located behind the Bund on Sichuan Road. The hotel will have four restaurants, two bars, a patisserie, lobby lounge, meeting facilities swimming pool, health club and spa.
The Waldorf Astoria On The Bund Shanghai will be easily accessible by Metro as well as being directly linked to Yan’an Road, which tunnels under the Huangpu River linking Pudong New Area, the financial and commercial hub of modern China. Nanjing Road, a centre of retail and commerce in Shanghai, is within walking distance.