The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai

East meets West in Shanghai
Step into The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai — the second Langham hotel in the city — and you’ll get a whiff of a sweet ginger flower scent, which is spritzed in the public areas (if you really like it, the lobby signature shop sells it bottled).

The 357 well-appointed rooms smell just as sweet, but they also come with complimentary Wi-Fi and VoIP calling.

The hotel’s location is perfect for sightseeing, within walking distance of major tourist attractions and directly across the street from the pedestrian-only Xintiandi, an area filled with chic shops and upscale restaurants housed in traditional shikumen housing.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Situated next to Xintiandi for shopping and within walking distance of the Bund and Yu Gardens, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel has landed the ideal location within Shanghai.
  • XTD Elevated and the Cachet Martini Bar both offer stylish spots for cocktails, while Cachet, Ming Court and an extensive in-room dining menu mean you can find practically any dish you crave.
  • Get in some morning laps in the hotel’s 82-foot pool or simply lounge in the hot, bubbling water of the Jacuzzi after a long day of wandering the city of Shanghai.
  • From the moment you check in you’re treated as an important guest, and there’s little the staff won’t do to meet your every possible need.
  • Chuan Spa features a huge menu of services and a stylish space that looks like a moonscape brought to life.
Things to Know
  • The hotel features hands-free toilets, complete with heated toilet seats, for a super luxe touch when you have to go.
  • Anyone who is particular about where they place their head can consult the hotel’s pillow menu, which offers three different fragrant options, a therapeutic pillow, a foam pillow, a cozy pillow and finally a qiao mai pillow, which is a traditional Chinese pillow stuffed with buckwheat.
  • Cachet is more family friendly than Ming Court, and kids can enjoy a simple menu with themes like “Iron Man,” which includes mushroom soup, meat lasagna, fruit crumble and orange juice.
The Rooms
  • From the pillow-top mattress to the bedside controls that allow push-button command of the drapes, temperature and lights, it’s clear the room was designed with the guest in mind.
  • A well-stocked mini-bar and in-room espresso maker make it easy to relax with a snack or a pick-me-up.
  • You’ll find free Wi-Fi, Internet radio and numerous premium channels to flip through on your flat-screen television for entertainment.
  • The bathroom is extremely spacious and gives you the choice of a soak in a white porcelain tub or a dousing courtesy of the rainfall showerhead, while the automated toilet appears to offer a glimpse of the future.
The Restaurants
  • The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai has two in-house restaurants: Cachet, The Langham’s all-day dining venue, and Ming Court, which serves Cantonese food and is the sister restaurant of the award-winning Hong Kong eatery that goes by the same name.
  • In its dining area, Cachet serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, and in the Cachet Lounge you can enjoy a proper English afternoon tea complete with scones and clotted cream.
  • Cachet offers both à la carte dining and a buffet, where you’ll find a salad bar, pasta and pizza station and an enormous dessert table. It also has nice touches like Malaysian noodles and satay and Spanish dishes like paella.
  • Ming Court serves contemporary Chinese food in a chic setting — We recommend the Mandarin fish steamed in soy sauce, deep fried with garlic or wok-fried with salted lemongrass.
Getting There
99 Madang Road, Shanghai, China
PVG (40 min)  
The Langham, Xintiandi, Shanghai
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