|Twelve at Hengshan is the only five-star hotel situated in the former French Concession in Shanghai.|
Are your clients China-bound? We say suggest a trip to Shanghai, a city that is buzzing with hot hotel activity. Want the scoop on the latest openings? Travel Agent has rounded up the latest here.
Joining sister hotel Four Seasons Shanghai (situated in the central Puxi district), the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai opened in September. The hotel occupies 11 floors of the 21st Century Tower in Pudong’s Lujiazui financial zone. The new hotel opened its doors with a 24-hour health club, an indoor infinity pool overlooking the Shanghai skyline, a spa with two VIP suites, plus two restaurants: Shàng-xí for Chinese gourmet cuisine and Camelia for all-day dining in a happening ambiance.
Inspired by the city’s glam Art Deco period, the rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious marble bathrooms. There is also an Executive Club Floor. Travel agents can reach out to Director of Sales Hidy Jin ([email protected]) with questions.
Hot on the heels of the Four Seasons Pudong, Starwood’s Luxury Collection debuted another hotel in Shanghai on November 29. Twelve at Hengshan is the only five-star hotel situated in the former French Concession, a historic district filled with restaurants and bars. Hengshan Road itself is lined with Art Deco buildings and plane trees.
Designed by Italian architect Mario Botta, the five-story building is defined by its central courtyard garden. On the outside, 20,000 terra-cotta tiles dress the facade. Inside, there are two restaurants, a health club, spa, indoor pool and 171 guest rooms. Suites come with Hermes bath products.
You can direct any queries to Director of Sales and Marketing David Campbell ([email protected], 011-86-21-5405-0999).
In October, Banyan Tree took its place among the world-famous hotels on the Bund in Shanghai. Lined with dozens of historic buildings, the waterfront promenade is home to the Peace Hotel and the Waldorf Astoria, among others. Billed as an “urban resort,” the Banyan Tree Shanghai on The Bund has 130 suites, its signature suite complete with its own swimming pool.
There are four restaurants and bars. Oceans offers “Western-style seafood;” Ming Yuan serves up authentic Cantonese cuisine; Tai Hei specializes in Japanese sushi and sashimi; and the rooftop bar, Stars, is an alfresco spot from which to take in the sunset over the Bund. In addition, it has a Banyan Tree Spa, a health club and the Banyan Tree Gallery.
Director of Sales and Marketing Carol Qian ([email protected], 011-86-21-6335-2929) can provide additional information.
Finally, Bulgari will be opening its fourth hotel in Shanghai in 2015. The new Bulgari Hotel in Shanghai will occupy the top 12 floors of a 40-story riverside building designed by architects Foster + Partners, and situated in the Zhabei District.
Facilities will include a spa, rooftop pool and bar, plus a fine Chinese restaurant housed in the former Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Next up for the brand: Luxury hotels in Rome, Paris, New York, Miami and California.