Located in the middle of noisy busy downtown Shanghai, URBN is truly a hidden gem of a hotel. The moment you step in, the courtyard (framed by pine trees and ivy vines) will bring much need quietness and peace. It's as though you have just stepped into another world.
The rooms, though small in scale compared to other 5-star hotels such as JW Marriott, are elegant in design and use the space ingeniously. Though I'd like to have more bathroom space.
The food is entirely western, neo-American to be precise with Asian elements. Personally I loved the fact that breakfast (complimentary) was not a buffet, but rather individual items. It makes me feel like I'm having a meal, not just eating food. Greek yogurt with honey was so simple and yet so delicious (as most good things are in life)!
Because there are less than 30 rooms, the staff really know the guests personally. From arranging car services to shipping materials to booking train tickets to arranging private city tours, there isn't anything that they can't seem to do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- URBN Boutique Shanghai, the award-winning design-meets-sustainable boutique hotel, is ideally located in Shanghai's bustling downtown. A former warehouse, the redesigned hotel is located on a quiet tree-lined street in Jing'an District with an abundance of independent bars and cafes in the surrounding streets and is only minutes away from the commercial shopping district and subway lines 2 and 7. URBN Boutique Shanghai offers sleek rooms and suites over 4 floors with a blend of contemporary, minimalist aesthetics and modern day comforts such as the COCO-MAT Renewal Bed, free wifi, a DVD home theater unit, high-definition television, an in-room safe, a selection of New York fashion designer Jay Godfrey's paraben-free bathroom amenities, a well-stocked mini bar and one-of-a-kind artwork. The hotel also features a 24-hour gym and an on-property restaurant which serves a selection of cuisine with a wide selection of craft beers, artisanal cocktails, and wine in a casual atmosphere both inside and under the tented courtyard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Urbn Hotel Shanghai