The Bund has a new player
W Shanghai – The Bund opened its doors on 30 June, 2017, with stunning views overlooking the Huangpu River and the electrifying Bund area. W Shanghai features a blend of bold design and decadent style which combines to create a captivating contrast of Shanghai’s past and its avant-garde present.
“Shanghai is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, and its engaging nightlife, spirited fashion scene and passion for what’s new/next makes it an ideal destination for the W brand,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “Our hotels across the world are incredibly unique- each reinterpreting its destination through design that is both hyper-local and yet, clearly W. The electrifying design of W Shanghai – The Bund is no exception, solidifying its position as a global flagship for W that is sure to attract both guests and savvy locals alike.”
This exciting combination of historic and modern influences is beautifully balanced, drawing upon colonial glamour and futuristic motifs. Guests are greeted by neon light installations throughout the hotel’s Living Room (the W brand’s take on the staid hotel lobby). The property has 374 guestrooms and suites, each with the signature W bed adorned with a cheeky pillow in the shape of Shanghai’s famous Xiaolongbao (soup) dumpling and chopsticks. Thirty-five of the rooms are suites, including the Cloud on the Bund, which includes highlights such as a LED wall and a hanging bed. The duplex Extreme WOW Suite (the brand’s take on the presidential suite) boasts more than 4,000 square feet of living space. Because of the curved shape of the building, most rooms enjoy views of the Huangpu River and iconic Pudong skyline, and feature switchable privacy glass.
As for wining and dining, there are five places to choose from, The Kitchen Table, Yen, Liquid at Yen, Woobar and Wet Bar, which will knock your socks off with its panorama of the Shanghai skyline.