With a name like Metropole you'd expect something out of the old film Metropolis, and by God, this place came pretty close. Art Deco lobby, Blade Runner views and the Chinese Fritz Lang wandering the halls. I had a deluxe room on a higher floor. The retrofitted bathroom was kind of funky and somewhat impacted the view, but if I wanted 'normal' I would have stayed at The Westin or something.
The only downside I can think of is that the restaurant wasn't really up to snuff. Outside of the big hotels, breakfast buffets are usually a miss anyway, and this one is really a miss. Dinner wasn't particularly good (or a good value) either. Skip the restaurant and try one of the millions of other places in the neighborhood.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OPEN again! This beautiful art deco hotel opened in 1934 designed by the famous Palmer & Turner and developed by Victor Sassoon as sister to the Cathay (Peace): we are so excited to announce its rebirth, reborn and reopen again after the massive renovation by Hirsch Bedner Associates. This iconic & historic Metropole hotel opens as the flag ship of the new Jinjiang MetroPolo mid-scale Hotel brand (already 40+ in China). This hotel is in our "Classiq" series meaning both boutique & historic along with 7 others open in the Shanghai chain. Location: almost perfect for shopping, culture, site seeing and entertainment. 14 floors, 126 chic modern art deco rooms: 8 elegant suites: 2 terrace suites with Pudong skyline views. Do I hear you say party? The brands signature plush bedding features fresh white duvets & crisp linens. Sleep deep-work smart. Shanghai Garden Restaurant serving local cuisine. EVES lobby bar with international nibbles and a full bar of adult beverages to relax. A couple of small meeting rooms; a fitness center inside the iconic & infamous American Bar of old to recharge. Eats-meats-west-buffet-breakfast to revive; FREE Evening Social at the back of ground floor restaurant daily to rekindle Afternoon Tea, lunch & dinner to refresh. Attentive staff-distinctive decor-delight your senses-inspire your imagination. Artists for life-your life! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shanghai Metropole Hotel
- Metropole Hotel Shanghai