Five Luxury Hotels for Romance in Shanghai

In terms of population size, Shanghai is by far the largest city in not just China, but the world. The beautiful city of Shanghai is home to numerous tourist destinations namely ancient temples, The Bund, Yu Garden, the Shanghai Museum and a breathtaking skyline. With a lovely balance of old and new, Shanghai’s mysterious and romantic appeal makes it the perfect destination to escape to with someone special. Here are the top five luxury hotels to lay one’s head at whilst in Shanghai.

1. Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

This distinguished boutique hotel sits proudly along the Bund waterfront, offering guests magnificent views of the river and skyline. Boasting historical buildings as its neighbors, this charming hotel has 168 rooms and an excellent restaurant that serves inventive Asian and Western cuisine.

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With a stylish decor that encompasses both traditional and cosmopolitan Chinese, Les Suites Orient is a tranquil space that offers its guests every modern amenity known to man.

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2. Pudong Shangri-la

When one thinks of the Shangri-la chain of hotels, one will undoubtedly think of luxury.

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This classic hotel is located in the heart of Shanghai’s financial district, right along the banks of the legendary Huangpu River. Its location gives guests the opportunity to indulge in magical views of the Bund and its historical buildings.

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The highlight of this hotel is how spacious the rooms are. Offering up elegant furnishings that speak of a modern Orient, the Pudong Shangri-la is also famous for its topnotch service. This hotel truly is the ultimate luxurious hotspot in the far East.

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3. The Waterhouse at South Bund

The ultimate word to describe this hotel is ‘chic’. Put together chic rooms, a chic view, a chic courtyard and a chic restaurant, and you will get The Waterhouse. Unlike most of the other luxury hotels in the city, The Waterhouse does not dominate the skyline with a towering skyscraper.

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Instead, the hotel is housed in an astonishingly well-preserved building that once served as barracks for the Japanese army. With a fabulous rooftop bar serving up incredible views and amazing cocktails, this creative and cool hotel is the place to head to for some chic, starry-eyed action.

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4. URBN Hotel

The fabulous thing about this luxury hotel is that it is eco-friendly. Even its location is sustainable. Occupying a converted factory warehouse, URBN uses plenty of recycled and locally sourced materials. Whether it is the cool decor or comfortable furnishings, URBN makes an applaudable effort to be as environmentally-friendly as it can.

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With only 26 rooms under its wing, this boutique hotel has all the amenities that a luxury traveler could ask for, including king-sized beds, a walk in shower with separate bathtub and best of all, impeccable service.

5. Swissotel Grand Shanghai

This dynamic business hotel is also perfect for guests who are in Shanghai for pleasure. It features all the conveniences and modernities that an upscale traveler would need.

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Located in the business district, the Swisshotel Grand offers guests stylish comfort and delicious cuisine. With four topnotch restaurants on its premises, the hotel also has an indoor swimming pool, health spa and private Jacuzzi and sauna fantastically equipped and ready for you to burn those calories.

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Lianne Choo

Born in Singapore and raised in Malaysia to multi-racial parents, Lianne is a bonafide travel and food junkie. Having traveled extensively to over 30 countries, Lianne has lived in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Honolulu and Paris and now calls Taichung, Taiwan home. She speaks fluent English, Malay and French and is currently improving her conversational Mandarin skills. She prefers a life of free spirited travel and freelancing than one spent cooped up in an office. When she's not off on an adventure, you can find her whiling her time away with books, good movies and even better food.