6 New Luxury Hotels That Raise the Bar in Shanghai

Shanghai is experiencing a new wave of luxury hotel openings.

1. Bulgari Hotel Shanghai

Occupying the top floors of a swanky tower next to a restored pre-war architectural landmark minutes from the Bund, the Bulgari Shanghai is one of the city’s most anticipated opening in 2018. Featuring lush touches the brand is famous for, this is Bulgari Hotel’s second property in China after last year’s Beijing opening.

Bellagio Shanghai will draw the high rollers.

Bellagio Shanghai will draw the high rollers.

2. Bellagio Shanghai

The second Bellagio to open in the world, this riverfront property steps out of its Las Vegas sibling’s shadows with designs that are contemporary yet stately. While the casino will not be replicated here, rich details will attract high rollers through its gilded doors.

The stylish Middle House Shanghai sets the way for contemporary grandeur.

The stylish Middle House Shanghai sets the way for contemporary grandeur.

3. Middle House Shanghai

Offering 111 rooms and 102 residences, The Middle House is Swire Hotels’ latest venture in China after Opposite House and Temple House opened in Beijing and Chengdu, respectively. Dressed in contemporary sleekness with the right cultural accents, this stylish hotel sets the way for grandeur in sync with the current mood of Shanghai.

Capella Shanghai features a casual diner by Pierre Gagnaire that marks the French chef's arrival in mainland China.

Capella Shanghai features a casual diner by Pierre Gagnaire that marks the French chef’s arrival in mainland China.

4. Capella Shanghai

Capella’s first hotel in China is housed within a heritage Shikumen block in the former French Concession area. The suites are quiet and serene even though a tad narrow. There is also a casual diner by Pierre Gagnaire which marks the celebrated French chef’s arrival in mainland China.

5. Amanyangyun

Set amid a flourishing forest on the outskirts of Shanghai, the picturesque Amanyangyun consists of 26 re-mastered Ming and Qing dynasty houses transplanted from Fuzhou in Jiangxi province. Featuring Aman accents, they offer incomparable accommodation even for a gilded city like Shanghai.

St Regis Shanghai is a masterful amalgam of old world grandeur and modern style.

St Regis Shanghai is a masterful amalgam of old world grandeur and modern style.

6. St Regis Shanghai

One of the most anticipated openings of Shanghai in 2017, the St Regis Shanghai is a mix of old-world grandeur and modern style in the trendy Jing An district. The abundance of art, from well-placed Chihuly pieces to a mountainous shelf of gleaming celadon vessels, makes this a tastefully furnished hotel.

This story by Cedric Tan originally appeared in SCMP STYLE.

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