This was my 3rd trip to Shanghai and I decided that it would be nice to stay at the JingAn Temple area, away from the hustle and bustle of People's Square (where I had stayed during my first visit). Was seriously considering between Ritz and the Puli and finally decided on the Puli as they are currently having the one-for-one night promotion up to Feb 2010.
When we arrived, I was not too bothered with all the construction that was happening as a friend who is working in that area had already warned me about that - but hey, the whole of Shanghai is in preparation for Expo 2010, so most areas are under construction as well.
We arrived at about 1pm, check-in was smooth and we were ushered to our room within 5mins. The service staff then kindly introduced all the amenities and room facilities to us. As we were staying in the standard room, we were quite impressed with the luxurious fittings, free access to the mini bar, the nespresso machine and the complimentary bottle of wine!
The beds were comfy, breakfast was great and the concierge service was out of this world. We were leaving Shanghai for 3 days to explore Hangzhou and Suzhou but had too much baggage to lug around. And when we were checking out, we realised that we were running late for our train and were rushing to get to the train station. One of the managers then suggested that we leave our additional baggage with them and they will see that our baggage be sent over to the hotel in Pudong, which we will be staying at on our last night in Shanghai before our departure. And true enough, when we arrive back late in Shanghai 3 days later, our baggage was already waiting for us at the concierge of the other hotel.
We really appreciate the personalised service and the extra mile that the staff at the Puli had gone to make our stay such a memorable and comfortable one. Heartfelt thanks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As Shanghai's first luxury urban resort, The PuLi Hotel and Spa is centrally located between Nanjing West Road and YanAn Road. With 193 rooms and 36 suites, The PuLi offers 24-hour butler service, in-room dining, concierge, laundry and valet services, and a one Michelin star restaurant, PHÉNIX eatery & bar. The Health Club has 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. With different venues to choose from for your private event or meeting, guests can experience handcrafted service from tailor-made menus to programming assistance. The Level 1 Garden Terrace, Level 2 all-day dining restaurant and Private Dining Room, Level 3 Meeting Room, and Level 26 as a multi-functional space where one can host exclusive and intimate events and gatherings up to 150 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Puli Hotel Shanghai