Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai

Shanghai, China

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    A hotel that’s in its element

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Why we choose Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai

Pudong Shangri-La is an exclusive, idyllic sanctuary in bustling Shanghai

  • Grand Tower suites stock Lost Horizon as a bedside novel
  • Views of the Bund, the Huangpu River or Pudong’s skyline dominate the rooms
  • Exercise any time with the Grand Tower’s 24-hour health club

Bigger usually means less personal and more generic, but the Pudong Shangri-La has proven to be an exception to the rule. It has nearly 950 rooms—it seems lots of people want a ticket to paradise—yet it constantly wins “best hotel” awards. A few recent examples: It was listed among “The World’s Best Hotels 2011” in Travel+Leisure and received a Gold List ranking (third in Asia and first in China) in Condé Nast Traveller. Throw in “hospitality from the heart,” as they say, and it’s no surprise the hotel is able to fill so many rooms.

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River Wing Horizon Club Deluxe rooms with a Bund view.

What you need to know about the hotel

This colossal hotel has perfected the art of the personal touch, from heartfelt welcomes to room details

  • It offers 23,000 square feet of event space, including 10 meeting rooms and three specialty venues with butler services
  • Start and end your trip on an appropriately posh note with the hotel’s limousine service to and from the airport
  • The Grand Tower houses ten premium suites, each featuring fun details like a bath menu, room scent menu and personalized embroidered pillow cases

There are a staggering 945 rooms at the Pudong Shangri-La divided among two distinct wings: the River Wing—with classical, elegant interiors—and the exclusive Grand Tower—with contemporary, chic interiors. If you’re feeling flush, we highly recommend the Grand Tower suites, which are the epitome of luxury. You can also tap into increased levels of service by staying in one of the 243 rooms or 63 suites with access to the Club Lounge. Oh, one additional perk of staying in a suite: 24-hour butler service.

As you can imagine in such a large hotel, there are a variety of dining options—10 to be exact—specializing in Chinese, Japanese, French and other cuisines. Two indoor swimming pools; two health clubs with Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room; a tennis court; and a spa that showcases some of the largest and most luxurious spa suites in the city round out the facilities.

Where is it and what's nearby

Pudong Shangri-La is located by the eastern bank of Shanghai’s Huangpu River, offering skyline and waterfront views

  • China Pavilion, built for the 2010 World Expo, was recently renamed the “China Art Palace” and houses a Chinese modern art museum
  • Inside the Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the Shanghai Municipal History Museum, which focuses on the fascinating 1860-1949 Colonial period
  • Head to the Xintiandi area to sample Shanghai’s hippest district, filled with some of the city’s best upscale eateries and shops

One of the selling points of the Pudong Shangri-La is that it provides the closest views of the historic Bund. Guests get unobstructed vistas of magnificent turn-of-the-century architecture without having to leave the five-star opulence of the hotel. Another advantage is the Pudong area itself, whose towering skyscrapers highlight a side of the city that’s firmly planted in the 21st century.

Other parts of the city yield different experiences. For a bit of French flavor in Shanghai, head to the French Concession, where the bistros and boutiques will transport you to Paris. Trek to the People’s Square for a glimpse of stunning Chinese art in the Shanghai Museum, and get clothes made just for you at the South Bund Fabric Market.

How to enjoy Shanghai

There’s a sense of excitement running through the heart of Shanghai that is so palpable you could almost hold it. Whether born from the pace of change, or the shiver-point of ancient and modern colliding, it tastes delicious

  • Culinary secrets from the royal kitchens are on the menu at Shanghai’s most exclusive restaurant, Family Li
  • Whether you regard it as kitsch or stylish, Shanghai’s iconic pink rocket, Pearl Tower, has amazing viewing platforms
  • The first public museum of contemporary art in mainland China, the Power Station of Art, can be found in the former Nanshi Power Plant

Ask your concierge to book an evening at the exclusive M1NT for breathtaking floor to ceiling city views and the chance to dance the night away with an ominously large shark tank. A real one, not a euphemism. For a truly exceptional wine experience, speak to the sommelier at the House of Roosevelt. From the Sky Bar and Restaurant to the Wine Cellar, the entire building and everything in it is so remarkable, you’ll be forever grateful for our recommendation.

For a leisurely stroll away from the bustle of the city, find your way to Yuyuan Garden. The largest of Shanghai’s ancient gardens, it features picture-perfect pagodas from both the Ming and Qing dynasties, hidden courtyards and carp-filled streams. One of Shanghai’s favourite pastimes is shopping. For stylish big-ticket items explore the stores of the Bund or the Shaanxi Road. For a flattering fusion of East meets West, discover the emporia of Shanghai Tang.

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    When to visit Shanghai

    Visit in February (the 15th day of the first lunar month) to see the beautiful Lantern Festival, where the Yu Gardens are festooned with colorful lanterns and stalls selling sweet dumplings. This is a popular event, so get there early and be prepared for crowds.


  • We say

    The breakfast buffet gets rave reviews from our clients.

  • Awards and accolades

    Pudong Shangri-La features in the Condé Nast Traveler Platinum Circle—it’s been on the Gold List five years running.


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Complimentary American Buffet breakfast for two daily
  • Complimentary use of mini bar valued at 120 USD
  • Early check-in and late check-out upon availability
  • Upgrade upon availability

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