Jing An Shangri-La Shanghai
In downtown Jing An, on the older Puxi side of this river, with lots to do in the immediate region, in addition to great public transportation links. Connected to the resort’s lower prices is your huge Kerry Centre, packed with designer shops and restaurants. The brassy gold Jing An Temple is a couple of minutes’ walk away, as is Jing An Park.
Style & personality
Contemporary opulence. From the lobby; towering ceilings, oceans of marble and whirlpool views combined with wrought iron walls, magnificent floral exhibits and double-height windows, endowing the area with an awareness of light. Though it’s been a huge hit with business travelers since it started in 2014, it thankfully works for families and couples also.
Service & amenities
Warm and cautious, with a fantastic amount of English speaking team (which is not always true in Shanghai’s five star resorts). Horizon Club guests also get access to some wonderful 55th floor lounge, which has eye-popping town perspectives and also lays out a bounty of top notch food and beverages through the day. Elsewhere, there is a nice indoor swimming pool (the principle enforcing swimming caps was less pleasurable), 24-hour gym surrounded by enthusiast personal trainers, along with an superb spa.
The resort’s 509 rooms are situated between flooring 30 to 59, so there is not a bad opinion from some of them (even though it’s well worth splashing out a bit extra to gawp in the 632-metre Shanghai Tower five kilometers off from Pudong). Thick carpets woven with tasteful blossoms, sumptuous silk displays and big white marble baths complete with hidden TVs make sure the rooms texture boutique instead of dull.
Food & beverage
Somewhere for each day of this week. Standouts include 1515 West Chop House and Bar, which has its very own cows especially bred in Australia plus a roaring open-fire kitchen, as well as the Summer Palace, which serves lovely Cantonese cuisine, from dim sum (in a wonderful touch, guests have the choice of enjoying breakfast here or in the bottom floor Café Liang) to skillet roast meats and clay-pot stews.
Value for cash
Doubles from RMB 1,623 (#188), space only; RMB 2,084 (#240) with breakfast (a smart buy); Horizon Club rooms from RMB 2,267 (#261). Prices are year round. Wi-Fi is totally free.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
Yes. There are loads of linking rooms and kids below the age of six could eat at no cost.