I have traveled all over the world and stayed in some of the finest luxury hotels from the Ritz to the Imperial Palace, The Grand Hyatt is like no other from the standpoint of just being in Shanghai and from a hotel experience. First let me say that Shanghai is like New York x 10 with Las Vegas thrown in. Its building and massiveness are just unimaginable until you have actually seen it. The Grand Hyatt provides that experience like no other in Shanghai. The hotel begins at the 54th floor and goes up to the 87th. You can actually find some good rates on line, but for the money, upgrade to the corner river deluxe rooms. Especially the rooms that are ending in 15, like 6015....they offer on a clear day unparrelled views of the city and river. Upgrading to the club level gets you free breakfast, which is quite good, free drinks in the evening and use of the gym. The piano bar is great as well as the plaza club. Be sure not to miss the spiraling atrium as well. The cloud bar is so high up on 87 that you feel like you are in a plane. The hotel is close to line 2 metro that will get you to all of the major spots in Shanghai and about a 10 minute (5 dollar) cab ride to old town or just about anywhere as cabs in Shanghai are very cheap...a little crazy but cheap! Just don't look.
The Westin is a beautiful hotel but there is much construction going on and you do not get the views. The Merdian is nice but none of these compare to a stay at the Grand Hyatt as I have been to all. The bathroom tub is surrounded by glass in the corner rooms and you feel like you are taking a bath in the sky! The beds are great and real TV! There is a ton of staff and they all speak English very well. I had a couple of request and they were all done promptly.
Bottom line is it is not just a hotel but a true experience. If I return to Shanghai I would stay here in a heart beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowning the prestigious 88-storey Jin Mao Tower, the hotel begins on the 53rd floor and rises to the 87th floor. The 555-room Grand Hyatt Shanghai is located in the centre of Lujiazui, Pudong’s business and financial area. As Hyatt International’s flagship property in China, Grand Hyatt Shanghai caters to the international business traveller by offering a style of service and range of facilities that are second to none.Jin Mao Tower was developed by China Jin Mao Group Co. Ltd, and designed by world-renowned architects, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, and soars to a height of 420.5 metres (1,380 feet). The most dramatic architectural feature of the tower is a 33-storey atrium inside Grand Hyatt Shanghai, starting on the 56th floor. The interior design of the hotel is by Bilkey Llinas Consulting of Palm Beach, Florida.Featuring contemporary art deco touches combined with traditional Chinese imagery, the guestrooms are spacious and all have stunning views of Shanghai. All guestrooms have complimentary broadband and wireless Internet access, CAT 5 high-speed modem computer dataports, two-line telephones and a voicemail message system. The oversized bathrooms are appointed with separate baths and showers, feature high-tech shower-towers with three shower heads and have heated mirrors in the shower cubicle (convenient for shaving while you shower), clear glass sinks and double-sided wardrobes. The hotel has seventeen Grand Suites, seventeen Grand Riverview Suites, eight Diplomat Suites, two Presidential Suites and one Chairman Suite. Exclusive Grand Club accommodation is provided at the top of the hotel, ideal for business travellers seeking an even higher level of personalised service. An all-day concierge is provided to guests that can also enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, evening cocktails served with deluxe hors d’oeurves and coffee and tea in the comfort of the private two-storey Bund View Grand Club Lounge. An executive boardroom is available for Grand Club guests.Located on lobby level 54, Grand Hyatt Shanghai’s Business Centre provides a full range of office equipment and confidential secretarial services, such as translation, printing and parcel wrapping. Business cards can also be printed and delivered. The Business Centre also offers private work areas for rental on an hourly or daily basis and a conference room seating up to ten people. To allow for differences in international time zones, the Business Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.To wind down after a day of hectic business dealings, the business traveller can appreciate Grand Hyatt’s fitness and recreational facilities that are located on level 57, namely Club Oasis. In addition to comprehensive health club facilities and spa treatments, guests can enjoy swimming in the sky pool while enjoying the breathtaking panorama of the Shanghai skyline.Grand Hyatt Shanghai offers the business traveller an extensive selection of restaurants and bars to enjoy and entertain in. Facilities include Canton restaurant, ON56 (a collection of eateries on level 56 featuring Kobachi Japanese restaurant; Cucina, an Italian restaurant serving brick-oven pizzas; The Grill, offering the freshest seafood and succulent prime-grade meats; Patio, a lounge at the base of the 33-storey atrium; and Wine Bar, offering the most extensive wine selection in town). Grand Hyatt Shanghai is also home to the Sky Lounge Cloud9, a favourite for night owls on the 87th floor; Piano Bar located on level 53 of the Jin Mao Tower, offering breathtaking views of the city; Grand Café, a 24-hour restaurant with buffets; Food Live, a food court with five Asian and Western counters and a casual Chinese restaurant; and Club Jin Mao located on the 86th floor. Club Jin Mao is Shanghai’s most prestigious Shanghainese restaurant and offers the finest facilities for entertaining and relaxation. It's exquisite and authentic cuisine and highly personalised services are available to the public. The hotel’s extensive event and conference facilities include the Grand Ballroom for 1,200 people, the Crystal Ballroom for 750 people and thirteen separate meeting rooms. State-of-the-art multimedia and video conferencing are also available.Located in the prosperous Pudong business district, Grand Hyatt Shanghai is just ten minutes from The Bund, the city’s famous waterfront showcasing turn-of-the-century architectural masterpieces and the Yu Yuan Garden. Shanghai Hong Qiao International Airport is a 30-minute drive and Grand Hyatt Shanghai is the closest five-star hotel from Pudong International Airport, approximately 45 minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hyatt Shanghai Hotel Shanghai
- Shanghai Grand Hyatt
- Hyatt Shanghai
- Shanghai Hyatt