China’s commercial capital, Shanghai is fast becoming a world capital of art and design. Nestled in the heart of the city’s JingAn district, The PuLi Hotel and Spa reflects the city’s growing sense of style and sophistication. Considered China’s first luxury urban resort, this exquisite hotel combines classical Chinese grace, contemporary chic and intuitive hospitality to create exceptional guest experiences.
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), The PuLi features 193 rooms and 36 suites, ranging from the spacious 45-square metre Deluxe Rooms, with king or twin beds, to the 85-square metre Deluxe Suites, 102-square metre Two-Bedroom Junior Suites and 130-square metre JingAn Suite, which comprises two master bedrooms, walk-in closets, a large living room, dining table and more.
No matter which room guests choose, it will come fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including Bose Wave music systems, Nespresso coffee machines and automated sunshades. The spa-like bathrooms are sanctuaries of relaxation, with rain showers and bathtubs that offer stunning views over the Shanghai skyline.
Guests have many ways to unwind at The PuLi; located on Level 3, the expansive health club includes a sauna, steam rooms, an experiential shower, a whirlpool and a 25-metre heated infinity lap pool overlooking JingAn Park. China’s first UR SPA merges ancient wisdom with medical science to provide a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments. Outstanding culinary experiences can be enjoyed at PHÉNIX eatery & bar, which specialises in French cuisine and wine, while the Long Bar & Library is a great spot for breakfast, all-day refreshments, afternoon tea and Asian delights. Finally, the Garden Terrace is a charming place to chill out during the day or after dark.
Alternatively, travellers who want to head out and explore this captivating city can chat with the 24-hour concierge, who can arrange personalised itineraries that uncover Shanghai’s hidden hotspots, while the vibrant retail haven of Nanjing West Road is just a short stroll away.
What truly sets The PuLi apart from other luxury hotels however, is its hospitality – what the hotel’s operator, Urban Resort Concepts (URC), calls “Hostmanship”. This does not only mean a warm welcome and friendly staff, but a range of practical extras such as 24-hour check-in, a free minibar, daily breakfast for two, and free local calls, laundry and meeting room use.
Shanghai features a fascinating tapestry of traditional Chinese elegance, colonial charm and modern marvels. This multi-award-winning hotel successfully blends the past, present and future of this 21st century megacity.