As this hotel's official opening is less than 1 year old, you may find some inexperienced young staff and raw edges around the room and hotel.
I stayed in the 96 square meter suite overlooking the oriental Pearl tower which looks great at night. Rooms with riverview is more expensive but also more interesting, as I saw from the health club with great jacuzzi and steam rooms/sauna. The health club and the gym in this hotel is great and much better than the china hotels I stayed, including Hilton Beijing.
The huge suite room is beautiful with classy furniture and soft lighting but the use of space is not clever enough. There are dozens of switches which can be convenient or confusing for some.
Buffet breakfast here is fantastic. The spread is varied enough even for chinese and asian food (korean and Japanese). For South East Asian chinese, chinese food in China buffet either tastes awful or lacking as our version is more of the Cantonese cuisine popular around the world.
The western section of the buffet is sumptuous and delicious. The sausages, hams (including spanish ones) and cheese are of high quality but the best of the buffet have to be the pastry which can rival good bakery out there.
Location wise is just 5 minutes walk from Oriental Pearl Tower which is opposite the Metro. This part of Shanghai is less crowded with tourists than crowd mad Nanjing road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai is centrally located in the Lujiazui financial and trade section of the prestigious Pudong district and offers sweeping views of the Huangpu River and the Shanghai skyline. Within walking distance to the Oriental Pearl Tower and only a short drive away from the Jinmao Tower, The Bund, and other well-known landmarks of Shanghai. The Pudong and Hongqiao airports can also be reached within 45 minutes. The Hotel’s design combines contemporary and Oriental features, where guests can enjoy a variety of cuisines including Chinese, Mediterranean, Spanish and an international buffet at Elements. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Melia Shanghai Hotel Shanghai