I have to travel to Shanghai each month for business and used to test a different hotel each time, hoping to find a better one.
Since my first stay in Yangtze, I decided to stay loyal for several reasons:
- outstanding rooms: regardless of the room category, very nice decoration with the old Shanghai atmosphere (I loved the music, but it has changed few months ago). Rooms are very clean, except once when I could not sleep well due to allergy to presence of dust (probably), but this never happened again after I shared with the reception desk.
- technology: wifi available throughout the hotel, ipod dock, etc.
- convenient location in People's Square.
- very friendly staff. Whenever I arrive at the hotel, it is always a pleasure to be welcomed with a genuine smile, a kind word and a rose! I could see a great improvement on the concierge staff attitude, as it was one of the hotel's main weakness few months ago (in the past the door man would stay inside the hotel and look at you opening the taxi door and lifting the luggage!).
- attention to details: extra services like scented pillows, amenities, etc. The hotel has well noted my preferences, and I am glad to find my teapot and adaptor in my room, without having to ask for it. I also appreciate the free room upgrades I am offered. These few stays I have been upgraded to a very nice room with steam room and jaccuzzi. When I checked out and after I expressed my satisfaction on the room category, the receptionist told me she would try to upgrade me to this kind of room in the future whenever it is available.
I think the hotel could still improve on the spa (the therapist who did my treatments could not perform a decent facial) and on new comers' training to be more responsive.
A last point, but this is personal, i think housekeeping should not automatically throw used amenities. Instead, add new AND keep used ones as well to limit waste of resources.
But overall is a very good experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the center of Shanghai with endless flow of people, there is a place that could take you back to the 1930s to appreciate the golden age of Shanghai. That is The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai.The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai, an Art Deco masterpiece infused with gold age of Shanghai, owns the superior geographical position. Located in the People's Square, centre of Shanghai, the hotel enjoys convenient access to all parts of the city with the Shanghai Metro Lines 1/2/8 less than 30 meters from the hotel. Moreover, the hotel is bordered by major cultural and entertainment highlights within walking distance, such as Nanjing Pedestrian Road, People's Park, the Raffles City, the Shanghai Museum, and the Shanghai Grand Theatre.This hotel attracts guests with its private and graceful environment instead of the splendid and magnificent impression. The stained glass dome looks so gorgeous with carved staircase winding up. The candlelit crystal lighting collocates with palatial valance creating the elegant and sumptuous atmosphere. The unique collections displayed on the wall of guest room floor corridors, such as jewelry boxes, manual-shaving-hair tools, ancient door latch, traditional pipes, ladies' hand bags, Hawksbill needles, cookie boxes, etc, all tell guests the history of Shanghai. Entering each room, the song " Rose, Rose, I love you" reminds each guest of the prosperity of the old Shanghai with its sweet voice and nostalgia melody. Standing on the guest room private balcony, you could feel the quick pace of the modern city while retrospect the past good times at the same time.Yangtze Hotel, the predecessor of The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai, opened in 1934, owns 80 years of history. Decorated with lavish art deco style, this hotel was touted as "The Third Largest Hotel in the Far East" by the renowned architect, Li Pan. This hotel used to be a popular social resort gathered many celebrities and movie stars, and it was exactly the birthplace of the most classic and well-known song "Rose, Rose, I love you". In order to inherit this cultural heritage, Yangtze Boutique reserves this song as the background music in the room, and names one suit of room as "Rose Suite" to be one of the signature of the hotel, which becomes the favorites of many guests. Over the past 80 years, the Yangtze Hotel witnessed the ups and downs of Shanghai. In 2009, the Yangtze Hotel was renovated gorgeously and re-emerged in a great sumptuous way, reserving the classic Art Deco design style while mixing the 1930s old Shanghai style together. Just like the time flying back, The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai guides guests back to the glamorous and extravagant life in old Shanghai with great charm and elegant demeanor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Langham Yangtze Boutique Hotel Shanghai
- Langham Yangtze Boutique Shanghai
- Langham Yangtze Boutique Hotel Shanghai