Bulgari Hotel Shanghai

Shanghai and Eastern China

At a Glance

  • Brilliant location with soaring views of the iconic Pudong skyline and the Bund

  • Exquisite Italian and Cantonese dishes served by Michelin star-awarded chefs

  • Beautiful modern design with a dash of historical styles

  • Stunning spa spanning over 2,000 sqm with rituals inspired by traditional Chinese medicine

  • Fantastic for families and couples alike

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Shanghai and eastern China’s subtropical climate brings with it four distinct seasons. The weather is generally mild and temperate, with a great deal of rainfall even in the drier months of the year. The frequent monsoon showers and scorching temperatures of June, July and August can make it uncomfortably humid, with the mercury regularly rising over 35°C. Winter is overcast and chilly, although snow seldom falls in this eastern region of China. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Shanghai and eastern China, with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.

 

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Description

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.

Situated on a scenic riverbank within easy access to the famous Bund and the city center, the Bulgari Hotel Shanghai brings a new level of cosmopolitan luxury with contemporary design, intimate ambience as well as personalized service.

Each of the 63 rooms and 19 suites boasts stylish modern designs with High Definition TVs, twin basins, a walk-in closet, rain shower, heated toilets and floor-to-ceiling windows to emphasize natural lighting. Many of the rooms come with a sweeping view of Pudong's iconic skyline and the Bund.

Exquisite dining is served at the rooftop Il Ristorante - Niko Romito, with finely-curated menu of contemporary Italian dishes courtesy of Niko Romito who owns the three-Michelin-starred Reale restaurant in Abruzzo. Those who crave Asian dishes will be delighted with the Cantonese flavors and dim sum selections at Bao Li Xuan, with menu designed by Executive Chef Fu who was the recipient of a two-Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurant and a one-Michelin-starred Macau restaurant.

There are five bars inside the Bulgari Hotel Shanghai. The 47th-floor Il Bar is set against the panoramic Bund riverfront adjacent to Il Ristorante - Niko Romito. The Whisky Bar is ideal for after-dinner cocktail adjoining the Bao Li Xuan restaurant. The Lounge is set against sleek Italian décor and signature Maglia Pantheon pattern. The 48th floor La Terraza is an urban oasis with candle-lit latterns and lush greeneries with a view of the dazzling Shanghai skyline. Il Giardino incorporates Italian garden design and is ideal for private parties.

A key feature of the Bulgari Hotel Shanghai is the BVLGARI Spa and fitness center, spanning an area of 2,000sqm. Treatments incorporate La Mer products and traditional Chinese medicine can be arranged at one of the eight spa treatment rooms. Other facilities include a 25-meter indoor heated swimming pool with statuesque Roman bath-inspired columns.

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Accommodation

Each of the 63 rooms and 19 suites boasts stylish modern designs with High Definition TVs, twin basins, a walk-in closet, rain shower, heated toilets and floor-to-ceiling windows to emphasize natural lighting.

Childcare

Children are welcomed in the property.

Facilities

Exquisite dining is served at the rooftop Il Ristorante - Niko Romito, with finely-curated menu of contemporary Italian dishes courtesy of Niko Romito who owns the three-Michelin-starred Reale restaurant in Abruzzo. Those who crave Asian dishes will be delighted with the Cantonese flavors and dim sum selections at Bao Li Xuan, with menu designed by Executive Chef Fu who was the recipient of a two-Michelin-starred Hong Kong restaurant and a one-Michelin-starred Macau restaurant.

Activities

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.

Reviews

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Sophie Jones (Staff)

The Waldorf Astoria is an interesting mix of modern and contemporary on one side and colonial and unique on the other. For couples looking for a more intimate space I would definitely suggest the Club Wing as it is so atmospheric and the design that I personally prefer, however it doesn't come with the super slick modern comforts of the Tower Wing, located in the purpose built add-on hotel building. All of the facilities are also in the newer Tower Wing so that is something to consider as well when choosing your stay.

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Dominic Atterton (Staff)

Located right on The Bund the location of the Waldorf is perfect. The hotel is split into two sections a historic wing and a new tower with larger and more modern room. The whole hotel definitely has a heritage feel to it with lots of marble and gold plated fittings and chandeliers. Its really well done and harks back to the glamour of 1920s Shanghai. There is a great choice of rooms with the majority in the new wing but if you are looking for something special for ask about the historic suites in the original building which have been beautifully renovated. There are a number of restaurants and bars, my favorite was the Long Bar formally the Shanghai Club was opened in 1910 and is the perfect place for a pre dinner cocktail before heading out to one of the excellent restaurants in the area.

Experiences

  • Bund Walking Tour

    Stroll along the famous Bund, one of Shanghai's pride with architectures from the colonial history in the 1800s and enjoy a walking tour. Admire the grand buildings by Huangpu river, each of which tells a story of the history of Shanghai.

  • Evening Water Spirit Performance

    Enjoy the only water stage performance in China, with performances combining ethnic and modern styles over dances, waterfall curtains and 3D displays.

  • Fengjing Water Town

    We will visit the Fengjing water town with its tiny bridges, sparkling streams, and peaceful families. Afterwards, visit the Museum of the Culture Revolution.

  • Full Day Wuxi Exploration

    Today, we visit the Lingshan Buddha, Turtle Head Island at Taihu Lake and Jichang Garden.

  • Hangzhou Cuisine Museum

    Get acquainted with the tradition of Hangzhou cuisines, such as the Beggar's Chicken, Longjing Tea Shrimp, Dongpo Pork and more!

  • Helicopter Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a helicopter.

  • Hot Air Balloon Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a hot air balloon.

  • Huangpu River Night Cruise

    Enjoy a night cruise through Shanghai's prime attractions such as the Pearl Tower, the iconic Bund, Huangpu Park and more!

  • Inside Shanghai Old Town & Yu Garden

    Head to Shanghai's old town, an architectural treasure tucked away from the high rises and bright lights that Shanghai is so famous for. This visit will take you to the traditional part of the city, and to its lilongs, steeped in history.

  • Local Family Home Cooking and Yu Garden Visit

    Offering a chance to experience authentic local culture, this tour will take you from a bustling wet market to the home of a local family where you can learn to make dumplings before exploring the streets of the old town and the peaceful Yu Garden.

  • M50 Art District

    Explore the contemporary art scene of M50 with its boutiques, galleries and studios. Chat with local artists and discover the modern culture thriving inside the bustling Shanghai cityscape.

  • Museums, Jade Buddha Temple and M50

    Explore the cultural riches of Shanghai, both ancient and modern, as you travel through the city, from the artifacts of the Shanghai Museum to the religious heritage of the Jade Buddha Temple and on to the contemporary art scene of M50.

  • Old Shanghai Breakfast Tour

    Walking the streets of the old city, you’ll discover a culinary hotspot as a wealth of morning delicacies are crafted in front of you, from dumplings to noodles, potstickers to pancakes. Taste ten local dishes as you get a flavor for the neighborhood.

  • Qiandao Lake Boat Tour

    Take a boat ride through Qiandao Lake. With more than 1,000 islands on its clear waters, explore some of the famous islands including Bird Island, Snake Island and Monkey Island.

  • Religious Sites of Shanghai

    Step into Shanghai’s rich cultural and religious melting pot as you explore its Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Taoist sites and uncover a diverse myriad of religions practised in this cultural crossroad.

  • Shanghai City Tour

    Explore the best of Shanghai visiting the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Municipal History Museum. Proceed to the French Concession as well as a nice miniature museum showcasing the layout and interior of an early 1930s Shikumen house.

  • Shanghai Cultural Tour

    Explore People Square and its surroundings in the heart of Shanghai flanked by modern skyscrapers yet brimming with culture. Marvel at the rich collection of artifacts in Shanghai Museum. After a Dim Sum lunch, walk along the street in Yuyuan Bazaar.

  • Shanghai ERA Acrobatic Show

    Combining elements of Chinese acrobatics with modern technology, this multimillion-dollar acrobatic performance is an inspiring moment worth experiencing while you are in Shanghai!

  • Shanghai's Jewish Heritage

    Dive into the fascinating Jewish heritage of Shanghai, visiting the Shanghai Jewish Ghetto in Hongkou District, the Ohel Moshe Synagogue and the Children's Palace.

  • Shanghai's Religious Trail

    Step into Shanghai’s rich cultural and religious melting pot as you explore its Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Taoist sites and uncover a diverse myriad of religions practised in this cultural crossroad.

  • Suzhou Highlights

    Take a trip to Suzhou and visit the Humble Administrator's Garden and Pan Gate. Explore the huge collection of cultural relics in Suzhou Museum and learn about the silk history at Suzhou No. 1 Silk Factory.

  • Suzhou In-Depth: Second Time's a Charm

    Today, we visit two more of Suzhou's best gardens: the Master of the Nets and the Lingering Gardens. We then visit the Yunyan Pagoda and Penjing Garden (a bonsai garden) at the Tiger Hill and conclude with a cruise at Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal.

  • Tai Chi in Shanghai

    Get a glimpse into the ancient art of Tai Chi as you begin your day with a lesson from a master, and enjoy an hour of practice in one of the Shanghai’s parks, looking out over the city’s skyline.

  • Tai Chi in Shanghai

    Get a glimpse into the ancient art of Tai Chi as you begin your day with a lesson from a master, and enjoy an hour of practice in one of the Shanghai’s parks, looking out over the city’s skyline.

  • Tongli Water Town with Cruise

    Today, you will make a visit to the Tongli Ancient Town, stopping at Tuisi Garden, Jianyin Hall and ancient bridges. Afterwards, enjoy a cruise along the water town to take in its beauty.

  • Tunxi Old Street

    Stroll along the Tunxi Old Street and enjoy the Huizhou Culture. Surround yourself with the fragrance of tea and indulge in local snacks while admiring the beautiful Ming and Qing Dynasties architectures.

  • Vintage Bike Tour in Shanghai

    Leave behind the towering skyscrapers of Shanghai as you cycle through its ancient lanes to discover daily life and local culture in tucked away neighborhoods. Dive into a bustling market, sample the local street food and dine at a Buddhist canteen.

  • Visit Shanghai old town & The Yu Garden

    Head to Shanghai's old town, an architectural treasure tucked away from the high rises and bright lights that Shanghai is so famous for. This visit will take you to the traditional part of the city, and to its lilongs, steeped in history.

  • Visit The Bund & The Nanjing Road

    Take a stroll along The Bund on the Huangpu River. Once Shanghai's financial center, it boasts impressive colonial architecture, so strikingly different in comparison to Shanghai's towering skyscrapers behind. After, head west to the popular Nanjing Road.

  • Visit The Nanjing Road and People’s Square

    Spend time exploring Shanghai's bright lights along Nanjing Road, Shanghai's most famous shopping street. After a short stroll, you will head to the Huangpu District and visit People's Square, one of the most important landmarks within this vibrant city.

  • Visit to Zhujiajiao and Zhouzhuang

    Enjoy a visit to the traditional water villages of Shanghai. Head to Zhujiajiao and Zhouzhuang where you will see a former trading village that rose to glory as a result of the Grand Canal system which exported China’s goods overseas.

  • Westlake Boat Tour in Hangzhou

    Jump on board and sail on the Westlake! Visit Guo's Garden, a beautiful traditional garden, and Leifeng Pagoda. Head to the China National Tea Museum and dive into the long history and culture surrounding tea.

  • Xitang Water Town

    Enjoy a boat ride at the charming Xitang, with nine river and over 100 bridges running through different corners of the town.

  • Zhouzhuang Water Town

    Head to Zhouzhuang and visit the 900-year-old Taoist Chengxu Temple, as well as the famous Twin Bridges.

  • Zhujiajiao Water Town

    Enjoy a visit to the traditional water village of Zhujiajiao. Board a boat and then visit Kezhi Garden, Great Qing Post Office, Tong Tian He Chinese Pharmacy and the Humanistic Museum.

Location & directions

Shanghai and Eastern China

Bulgari Hotel Shanghai is approximately 45 minutes' drive away from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

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