The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan

Luxury among the leaves in downtown Shanghai

Opened in May 2017, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan resides in a more quiet but nevertheless convenient location in Puxi, particularly for business travelers looking for proximity to the commercial heart of the Jing’an District.

Being a newly constructed luxury hotel is a major advantage in China, where non-smoking rooms are a relatively new innovation and wear-and-tear on buildings tends to become apparent after only a few years.

The grandiosity of this property stems from its overt spaciousness — from the enormous lobby, throughout the sophisticated guest rooms and even the indoor pool, which boasts an outdoor feel in its glass enclosure. Everything feels big here, with personal space a high priority — and the ultimate luxury in a city of more than 24 million people.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The impressive art displayed throughout the hotel’s common areas is courtesy of the owner’s private collection. His varied tastes in Western contemporary and Chinese traditional art forms are reflected in the eclectic appearance of the grand entrance, as well The Drawing Room lobby lounge.
  • Brunch is a major draw for people in Shanghai, and The St. Regis has embraced this weekend ritual with its own Social Sunday Brunch featuring buffet selections from all the hotel’s restaurants and free-flow champagne.
  • The St. Regis signature butler service is always a highlight, but at this Shanghai hotel, you can utilize WeChat (as well as email) to communicate your requests throughout your stay.
  • In each of the accommodations, significant square footage has been allocated to bathrooms. Even the entry-level Deluxe Rooms offer a freestanding half-eggshell tub, rainforest showers and Laboratoire Remède products.
  • Stop into the mineral-inspired Iridium Spa for treatments that incorporate stones and gemology.

Things to Know

  • Although this luxury hotel is not on Shanghai’s famed Bund promenade, rooms facing the east still feature views of the famous skyscraper-studded Lujiazui skyline.
  • The closest metro lines are number 2, 12 and 13, and the closest station is Nanjing Xi Lu, a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
  • Fans of renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly should sneak a look at the impressive mounted installation exhibited on a grand scale against the white marble walls of the lobby lounge area behind the front counter.
  • Though popular with business travelers because of its proximity to Nanjing Xi Lu, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan is also ideal for leisure seekers. It’s a short stroll from the city’s highly regarded Natural History Museum and the downtown green oasis of the Jingan Sculpture Garden.
  • The property’s location is unusual among luxury hotels in Shanghai. Only one block back from the shopping strip of Nanjing Xi Lu, the building is on Beijing Xi Lu, a leafy street surrounded by residential neighborhoods and low-rise buildings.

The Rooms

  • An understated neutral color palette, an abundance of natural light and elegant Jacobean turquoise carpets combine to give even entry-level rooms (which start at 495 square feet) a spacious feel.
  • The Jing’an hotel is surrounded by low-rise buildings — a rarity in Shanghai — giving every one of the 491 guest rooms a view over the city.
  • For the most commanding vistas of Shanghai, opt for the Presidential Suite, a three-story, nearly 7,000-square-foot luxury accommodation on top of the hotel. In addition to three bedrooms, the space boasts a full kitchen, dining room, lounge area, glass ceiling and fantastic terrace.
  • Each accommodation features an gold-trimmed vanity, giving the rooms both a vintage touch and a practical place for pampering.
  • Ink paintings by renowned Shanghainese artist Yin Zhong decorate each of the guest rooms. Though they have the appearance of traditional calligraphy, the swirls are not Chinese characters, but surrealist figures painted with a single brushstroke.

The Restaurants

  • Fine dining can be found at the second-floor Bespoke, a small but elegant 40-seat tasting-menu-style restaurant. Helmed by Mexican chef Cesar A. Perez de Anda (an alumnus of internationally renowned venues Noma and Aska), the kitchen turns out seasonally inspired dishes that are as photogenic as they are delicious.
  • For those looking for some drama with a meal, order a bottle of champagne at Bespoke. Every bottle of bubbles is opened the traditional way — with a saber and a smile.
  • Proving popular for lunchtime are the bento sets at Japanese restaurant Seki-tei, though the sushi and sashimi served during dinner service are not to be missed, either.
  • Though it’s rightly billed as contemporary Cantonese cuisine, the food at Yan Ting more specifically hails from Shunde, known as the birthplace of Cantonese cooking in Southern China. Expect Mandarin fish soup, asparagus stir-fry with black garlic, and delicate shrimp cakes.
  • Afternoon tea lures a refined crowd to The Drawing Room lobby lounge daily. The tea features regular collaborations with St. Regis brand ambassadors for a unique experience almost every time you visit. A recent set was created with the help of luxury jewelry designer Wan Baobao.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Getting There
1008 Beijing West Road, Shanghai, 200041 China
SHA (35 min)   PVG (50 min)  
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