Park Hyatt Shanghai
What it is
A 173-room ultra-luxury refuge tucked between floors 79 and 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center, with a transcendent spa.
What it isn't
Cold. You might imagine a sleek tower to feel removed from real world thrills, but it’s anything but, with a tai chi courtyard and unmissable afternoon tea.
What we think
No one flies to Shanghai to live small—here in this city of nearly 25 million, only living large will do. Rooms here are more than up to the task, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows peeping out on the Bund, towering ceilings (nearly 11 feet or more) and sleek interiors—from the gray and white color palette to the walk-in rain showers that call to mind the city’s summer squalls. Book at least one dinner at The Dining Room, the hotels’ exceedingly welcoming restaurant—a fount of Shanghainese, Zhejiang and Jiangsu dishes—on the 87th floor. Your order: wok-fried Australian lobster with chives, spring onion and shallot and Chef Yang’s signature baked duck in lotus leaf with baby abalone.
You're here because
You’ve always felt you could fly—and swimming in the spa’s mosaic-lined, 65-foot-long infinity pool lofted over the Huangpu river is the next best thing. After all: what’s staying in one of the world’s tallest hotels good for, if not for this?
You felt like steak, your traveling companion was jonesing for sashimi. Blessedly, 100 Century Avenue Restaurant—on the 93rd floor—suits nearly every taste, with a 500-label-deep wine list to boot. After lunching on a Wagyu beef burger and Shanghai noodles with crab roe, you agree on one thing: a raspberry romanoff for dessert. “Extra whipped cream, please.”
Restaurants & Bars
Living Room - A residential-style lounge with magnificent views of the bund
Pantry - Serving casual all-day dining and an a la minute buffet in the evening
Dining Room - Formal European provincial cuisine with signature wine pairing menus
Chef's Table - Ideal for tailor-made suppers and home-style hosting
100 Century Avenue Restaurant - Featuring Western, Chinese and Japanese cuisines offered from one menu while seated anywhere in the restaurant
The Bar - The intimate leather-lines circular bar offers a rarefied ambience of privacy for guests
Music Room - Nightclub located on the 92nd floor, serving an extensive collection of specialty drinks, whisky and cocktails
Shanghai Lounge - A floor-to ceiling cloisonné wall leads to the sophisticated Shanghai Lounge
Within the iconic Shanghai World Financial Center in the Lujiazui neighborhood—a walkable distance to Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and Yu Garden, built in 1559.