It looks like all of the soft open kinks are worked out. My last stay was finally up to par (with the exception of the sauna being OOS).
The hotel "lounge" (read: lobby) is the highlight. I am not a person who hangs out in the lobby, but this hotel makes the lobby lounge inviting- just like you own living room (but larger and with table service!) Excellent food and drink options, great design/art books, comfortable seating. Perfect place to order lunch or enjoy your free morning coffee/muffins or evening wine service.
With the exception of a few night in the Park Hyatt every now and again (my fly-in/fly-out days whilst in town for work), the Andaz is now home.
Also, the Xintiandi location is great. Check out T8 for some excellent fine dining.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The first Andaz in Asia is located in Xintiandi—a landmark entertainment area in the heart of downtown Shanghai, internationally acclaimed for its restored Shikumen architecture housing stylish restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai is a short walk to the Metro and the prestigious Huai Hai Zhong Road, one of Shanghai’s premier shopping areas. The newly constructed 28-storey hotel features 307 spacious guest rooms measuring 41 square metres, including 47 premium rooms and suites ranging from 80–740 square metres, all with vibrant views over Shanghai and impressive LED lighting where guests can customise the colour to suit their mood. As in all Andaz hotels, non-alcoholic minibar drinks and snacks, local telephone calls and wireless internet access are complimentary. ... more less
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