Pudong, a gleaming gem on the eastern banks of Shanghai’s Huangpu River embodies the modern and dynamic spirit of contemporary China. As you step into this futuristic district of Shanghai, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a stunning skyline dominated by towering skyscrapers, innovative architectural wonders, and a vibrant urban energy that is both captivating and exhilarating. Pudong’s rapid transformation from a marshy farmland to a global financial and technological hub in just a few decades is a testament to China’s unparalleled growth and ambition and here are our favourite luxury and 5-star hotels in the district.
The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong (5 Star)
The lavish and elegant Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong is located on the upper floors of a 58-floor tower, giving stunning views of the city in all directions. The nearby Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, when lit up at night, makes the perfect backdrop to an evening spent at Flair, the highest rooftop bar in China. If that’s not to your taste, the hotel features two gorgeous restaurants, and the Aura Lounge and Jazz Bar serves delicious cocktails and more than 30 varieties of Rose Champagne.
Mandarin Oriental Pudong (5 Star)
If you’re looking for elegant contemporary design, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong is the perfect destination. Every space is like a work of art, and the facilities live up to the promise of the exquisite décor. See your meal being prepared in Zest’s fascinating show kitchen, or indulge in something special in the Mandarin Cake Shop, which serves delicious fresh-baked treats in stylish surroundings.
Regent Shanghai Pudong (5 Star)
Admire the city’s glittering skyline as you swim in the 41st-floor jade-tiled infinity-edge lap pool and soothe aching muscles in the bubbling hydro pool. The Regent occupies 10 storeys of the 21st Century Tower, accommodating 187 rooms and suites. Each comes with 400-thread count linen, an Illy coffee maker, Frederic Malle toiletries, a Frette bathrobe, a sunken bathtub and a walk-in shower. The decor brings in aspects of Art Deco design, with accents of bold red and Macassar ebony. There are three restaurants onsite; the Italian Camelia, Mi Teppanyaki And Sushi Lounge and Shàng-Xí with five private dining rooms.