There is now no more doubt, The Puli can be considered as the very best hotel in the world, far away from all the other luxury properties on earth.
First of all, who can't fall in love for this magical, chic, elegant, contemporary decor? Right away you enter into this fantastic hotel, you feel a very special emotion. It's better than home and i can't say that for any other hotel. Everything is just so beautiful with exquisite pieces of art like these paintings in the impressive lobby with the long bar where the atmosphere is trendy but so warm. Actually, this is the most exciting place for chilling out. There are plenty of relaxing corners like the library with an open fire, so special during the cold winter in Shanghai or a very cool terrace overlooking Jing'an Park with huge daybeds for the summer time. The sense of design is truly remarkable at The Puli and Jaya Ibrahim has realized again one of these fantastic works but here is his best creation.
Same sensation in the fabulous rooms and suites. We booked a Club Suite and we enjoyed 85 sq. meters of pure elegance. Layout is so good with a very large and so comfy living room opening on an extremly zen bedroom with an ensuite amazing bathroom offering a deep bathtub with TV and overlooking the park and a revitalizing shower with views on Shanghai. The designer used warm rich colours like chocolate, caramel and cream with a few fresh touches of soft blue giving and added a few modern chinese pieces of furniture giving a real atmosphere. Actually, when you stay in such a beautiful space, it's even hard to go out and i can even say the first thing you have to do when you come to Shanghai is to stay at The Puli.
Moreover, if you want to indulge your body, you'll have the choice between a state of the art fitness studio with views on the trees of Jing'an Park or the superb and really impressive pool so relaxing and its huge clear stone jacuzzi, its steam room and sauna for a full relaxation after a busy day. You can even go to the spa managed by Anantara where you'll flirt with the nirvana in some wonderfully appointed Spa rooms.
To resume, The Puli is truly the most beautiful hotel i've seen but it wouldn't be that special without the staff. Actually, i've spent the last two days with my parents to celebrate Xmas and all of us have been just speechless in front of such a Grand service. We have been so well pampered we'll never forget this short stay. By staying at The Club, you'll have your own Guanjia (butler) who will take care of you during your whole stay but even if we experienced already a few hotels with butlers, there is something in more at The Puli cause they're looking at all the smallest details, anticipating your deepest needs, creating some memorable moments with thousand of little surprises. They know exactly what you want and when you want it. If you like strawberries for example, you'll always find of bowl of fresh strawberries when you'll be back; if you like the smell of lavender essential oil, you can be assured your room or suite will be enhanced by this smell at each of your visit; if the air is too dry for you, they will place an humidifier in the room; if you're lost in Shanghai, you'll have an Iphone nicely provided and your Guanjia always ready online to help you... This time, i've asked to Ersipit (the chief butler) and his team to organize our trip to Hangzhou and to make a special setting for Xmas and we have been more than impressed by every aspect of our stay. We had a VIP cabin on the train; we enjoyed a beautiful Xmas tree in our suite and have been so well treated by our adorable Guanjia, Jason, who is a wonderful person, highly professional, always having a positive attitude, a true smile and working with great heart. We don't even know how to thank him for everything he has done for us.
If you can pay a bit more, please choose The Club, cause it's so different from the other hotels where there is just a traditionnal lounge with limited benefits. At The Puli, the concept is so innovative and absolutely irresistible. The benefits are just incredible: yummy breakfast, fabulous afternoon tea, delicious in room canapes, your favourite drink on arrival, laundry service, well stocked minibar, Long bar allowance and for sure your own Guanjia who will make of your stay the experience of your life.
So, if there was only one hotel which would be able to go up to the five points, it would be The Puli. It's actually more than PERFECT and we can't wait to go back to this sensationnal place where we met the most wonderful team we've been lucky to meet.
- Also Known As:
- The Puli Hotel
- The Puli Hotel Shanghai
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With handcrafted luxury at the core of its service philosophy, The PuLi guest experience marks a departure from the expected generic style of luxury usually associated with conventional collections of foremost hotels. The result is a distinctively unique, new spatial and guest experience, to heighten discovery and bring delight to the senses. The PuLi, with 26 floors, 193 rooms and 36 suites will offer 24-hour in-room dining as well as 24-hour concierge, laundry and valet services. Jing'An, the hotel's signature 120-seat Restaurant located on level 2, also boasts impressive views across the park. A 32-metre Long Bar will offer one of Shanghai's "longest" wine and champagne selections by the glass. The bar and lounge will create a chameleon-like atmosphere as the space transforms in character and mood through the day. A superbly equipped state of the art gymnasium, sauna, steam room, experiential showers, jacuzzi pool, 25-metre lap infinity pool as well as the first Anantara spa in Shanghai operated by the award-winning spa group, is available to all guests on level 3. ... more less
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