Set in the heart of Shanghai’s Pudong area to the east of the Huangpu River is the upscale Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, which boasts two towers from which to choose. Though the River Wing is closer to the water, the Grand Tower is the exclusive hotel-within-a-hotel and staying there gives you access to the 29th-floor Horizon Club Lounge, which boasts a daily buffet breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day. The Grand Tower offers 375 contemporary guest rooms, including 36 suites, and each features floor-to-ceiling windows that highlight views of the river, the Bund across the way in the Puxi area or the futuristic Pudong cityscape.
During your stay, you can also enjoy the seemingly endless amenities that are spread across the two towers, such as 10 restaurants and bars that include the chic and jazz-focused Jade on 36 Bar (try one of the barrel-aged cocktails), the fine-dining Chinese restaurant Gui Hua Lou and the contemporary Japanese eatery Nadaman. The Grand Tower also has a fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center with a swimming pool on the fifth floor and the tranquil Chi Spa on the sixth floor that serves as an escape from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.