Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
Located in a prestigious location at Number 2 on The Bund, The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai encapsulates this vibrant city with a stunning mix of old meets new, modern and colonial, offering the best experience of Shanghai.
At a Glance
Wonderful blend of old meets new
Brilliant location on The Bund
Feels very luxurious but very accessible
Fantastic for families and couples alike
Beautiful and sympathetic design for both modern and historical styles
With a beautiful location on the Bund and a sympathetic design incorporating the original Shanghai Club and the addition of the modern purpose built wing, The Waldorf Astoria is the perfect Shanghai combination.
The guest rooms at Waldorf Astoria are separated into the Tower rooms which are in the modern wing and the Club rooms located on the historic side. The Tower rooms are wonderful and spacious, equipped with state of the art in room technology and expansive marble bathrooms with double vanities. Views are offered of the river below, which cuts through Shanghai, or the stunning historic district in which the hotel is located. The Club rooms are all suites in design and bring alive the old school glamour of Shanghai. The rooms are traditionally designed with timber panelling, wooden floors and traditional furniture.
There are three fantastic restaurants, two lounges and a brilliant bar in which to indulge and unwind. Serving an array of authentic Chinese and modern French cuisines, fine dining to light bites there is something to suit everyone. The Waldorf Astoria Spa takes its influence from both traditional Chinese medicine philosophies and modern contemporary techniques. Alongside the spa there is a 24-hour fitness center, large indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna.
Guests can choose to either stay in the Tower Wing or Club Wing depending on taste. The Tower Wing offers a more modern style with marble finished bathrooms and state of the art in room entertainment features. The decor is understated and elegant with clean lines and lovely oriental touches. The rooms in the Club Wing take their inspiration from the Colonial heritage of the historic building that they are housed in. The rooms are all suite in layout and the decor is very much old world glamour with timber cladding and sweeping linen drapes.
Children are welcomed at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai and there are a number of connecting room options that work very well for families. Babysitting can be arranged and a number of family focused activities and excursions can be arranged by the concierge.
There are three fantastic restaurants at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai. Pelham's, so named after Sir Warren Pelham the British Consul General who launched the Shanghai Club, is the hotel's signature fine dining restaurant serving mouth-watering French cuisine. Wei Jing Ge provides authentic regional cuisines, including Shanghainese, Cantonese and Huai Yang specialties complemented by a stunning design with traditional Chinese decor with an open rafter ceiling. The Grand Brassiere is very much in line with Waldorf Astoria's heritage with a distinctly New York feel where guests can enjoy a laid back dining experience throughout the day.
The Long Bar, Salon de Ville and Peacock Alley all provide fantastic places in which to relax and unwind whether this is over a perfectly crafted cocktail or indulgent afternoon tea.
The Waldorf Astoria Spa provides an oasis in the heart of the city, utilising both traditional Chinese medicine philosophies and modern spa therapies to provide an ideal balance. To relax further there is a heated indoor swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms and state of the art fitness center.
From the Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai is at your finger tips with plenty on offer from colonial districts full of historical relics to modern and unique shopping districts. The residential butler and concierge team are on hand in order to tailor guests stay personally from arranging tailored shopping experiences to gaining tickets for local sporting events.
Location & Directions
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai boasts a prime location as Number 2 on The Bund in the heart of the city.
When to go
Shanghai weather is generally warm and humid, with four distinct seasons - a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and a cold winter. The hottest time in Shanghai comes in July and August, with more than 10 days at temperatures above 35 C. The coldest time is from the late January to early February. The spring from March to May is recommended as the best time to travel to Shanghai.