Streamlined Shanghai style
The luxurious Andaz Shanghai is located in the glitzy Xintiandi district — a retail and entertainment area in the heart of downtown Shanghai — but maintains a boutique feel with a casual yet buzzy atmosphere and approachable service. The 28-storey Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is a short walk to the Metro and Huai Hai Zhong Road, one of the city’s best shopping districts, and an excellent spot to find a local souvenir. Andaz Shanghai has 307 contemporary guest rooms, featuring 47 suites, many with excellent views of Shanghai's skyscraper-laden skyline. Whether you book a suite or standard room, you’ll find contemporary minimalist décor; customizable LED lighting to set the mood in a range of neon tones above the bed and in the bathroom; Lorenzo Villoresi Firenze bath products and complimentary snacks and beverages in the mini bar and in the residents' area of the hotel lobby. Best of all is the wireless Internet — it’s not only free and fast, but it’s also routed through a VPN to allow access to news, social media and video-sharing websites that are otherwise tricky to view on the Chinese mainland.
You won't need to leave the hotel to find something tempting to eat. Éclair is a cozy patisserie serving up French-influenced treats in tempting flavors like Grand Marnier; Hai Pai is a casual Chinese and French bistro with an extensive breakfast buffet and afternoon tea; and the Andaz Lounge in the lobby offers signature cocktails named for each of the Andaz properties around the world. You can also unwind at the 23,600-square-foot Optime Spa, which includes a fitness studio with Technogym equipment, 15-meter indoor swimming pool surrounded by a neon blue skirt and 10 treatment rooms.