Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Greater China
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
No. 2 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Huang Pu District, Shanghai 200002, P.R.C.
Date of Creation
18 August 2010 (soft opening); 18 April 2011 (grand opening)
Hotel General Manager
5-star Luxury/ Waldorf Astoria
WALDORF ASTORIA SHANGHAI ON THE BUND
History & Story
Located at No. 2 The Bund in what was formerly the celebrated Shanghai Club, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund now occupies this original building built in 1910, as well as the adjacent brand new Waldorf Astoria Tower. The Tower rises some 24 floors, allowing guests the most spectacular views of The Bund, the Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline beyond. Seamlessly connecting the two buildings is Peacock Alley, an elegantly styled promenade of luxury restaurants and lounges overlooking a serene landscaped courtyard.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Featuring rooms with views of iconic shanghai skyline and historical heritage.
Located at the famous riverfront promenade of Shanghai.
Connecting the legendary Shanghai Club Building built in 1910 with a contemporary tower, with 260 guestrooms and suites.
6 award-winning food & beverage outlets.
Luxury SPA for relaxing massages and beauty treatments.
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is located in the heart of the celebrated Bund, a city boulevard that runs alongside the Huangpu River and is one of the most photographed postcard scenes of the city. The Hotel is easily accessible by subway and is directly linked to Yan’an Road, which tunnels under the Huangpu River linking Pudong New Area, the financial and commercial hub of modern China. Nanjing Road, a center of retail and commerce in Shanghai for more than a century, is also within walking distance.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Yu Garden ( explore the old residential area ) – 10 minutes by walk distance.
• Walk on the waterfront Pedestrian Street on the Bund enjoy the stunning view of Huangpu River as well as a taste of the historic Bund and the skyscrapers across the river.
Jazz Bank performance in Long Bar
Harp performance in Salon de Ville and Peacock Alley
• Number of suites: 53
•Number of Luxury rooms: 207
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 260
The hotel’s rooms and suites whether in the heritage Waldorf Club building, or the new Waldorf Astoria Tower, are decorated in timeless style with deluxe amenities, and each restaurant, lounge, and space reflects the Waldorf‘s legendary residential ambiance.
The 20 magnificent Waldorf Suites are a highlight of the Waldorf Club building, exuding classic glamour and refined luxury. These heritage-themed rooms feature white painted timber paneling, hardwood floors, and polished mahogany furnishings. In-room amenities include an LED flat-screen TV, soundbar and Blue Ray disc player, and luxury bathroom toiletries from Ferragamo and Hermes. Large windows look out to spectacular Bund and river views from most suites. Each comes with 24-hour Residential Butler service and there is a dedicated Concierge Lounge.
The 240 Waldorf Astoria Tower guest rooms and suites feature walk-in closets, marble bathrooms with LED TV in the mirror, and designer amenities, as well as a separate sitting area and sizeable desk with full connections and complimentary Internet access, and a service area with coffee and tea making facilities, fully-stocked mini-bar and amenities.
The 260sqm Presidential Suite offers two grand bedrooms, a living room for hosting guests, a private lounge, a full-service kitchen, a dining room, and a study area.
Restaurants & Bars
Waldorf Astoria’s six restaurants and bars have already become a magnet for sophisticated dining and socialising in Shanghai.
Pelham’s in the original building has been stunningly designed, adding the theatrical element of a show kitchen where chefs create a menu of modern French cuisine complemented by a walk-in wine display of more than 500 fine wines and vintage Champagnes.
The Grand Brasserie takes guests on an all-day gastronomic journey of the finest international cuisines. It also serves a weekday set lunch menu for stylish riverside business lunches, and Shanghai’s most extravagant Sunday Brunch. Beautifully styled with a collection of Chinese furnishings and objets d’art,
Wei Jing Ge serves authentic regional Chinese delicacies, including Shanghainese, Cantonese, and Huaiyang cuisines.
Once again a great Shanghai institution, the legendary 1930s drinking club, The Long Bar has been meticulously recreated from archive photographs and features a replica of the famed 34-meter bar counter as well as a separate Oyster Bar. With its distinctive décor, old photographs of Shanghai, and colonial memorabilia, this is the perfect place for business entertainment and elegant but relaxed gatherings with an array of fine wines, spirits, malt whiskies, and premium Cuban cigars.
Afternoon Tea has also become a Waldorf Astoria institution and there can be no better place to enjoy this refined tradition than Peacock Alley a charming variation of its namesake at the Waldorf=Astoria New York, complete with Parisian drapes, Chinese chests, and comfortable armchairs. Meanwhile, the sumptuous Salon de Ville is an elegant and historic salon overlooking the Bund which takes guests back to a more genteel era of silver tiered trays bearing exquisite sweet and savory delicacies, English and Chinese teas, or flutes of champagne, in what is now the Waldorf Astoria’s signature ‘Red Velvet Afternoon Tea.
For guests seeking to relax or recharge during their stay in Shanghai, the Waldorf Spa is located in the Waldorf Astoria Tower and features an indoor heated lap pool with a surrounding lounge area, and a steam room and sauna. Skilled spa consultants offer a range of premium health and beauty treatments in relaxed privacy. On the same level, the Fitness Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines and exercise equipment.
Corporate and celebration event
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is now the city’s finest address for Conferences and Meetings. The historic European-style ballroom offers versatile configurations for a variety of large and small events, with floor-to-ceiling French windows opening onto Shanghai’s famous waterfront promenade, The Bund. Also in the original building, two smaller ballrooms and six private rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and can host a range of events, including seminars, board meetings, brand launches, or VIP hospitality. The landscaped courtyard located between the old and new wings of the Waldorf Astoria features manicured greenery and charming fountains and is an ideal choice for al fresco receptions and events in the warmer months.
The elegant and historic setting with its spectacular backdrop of The Bund, breathtaking views, exquisite cuisine, and superior service make the new Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund the perfect location for a magical wedding. The Waldorf Weddings service provides a team of experienced wedding consultants and dedicated wedding butlers who will help plan every single detail of that very special day. Whether for a chic and stylish event or a classic and traditional one, the Waldorf Astoria is destined to become Shanghai’s most sought-after wedding venue.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
China’s Top 10 Most Glamorous Hotels – China Tourism And Hotel Awards
Best Business Hotel in Shanghai (Second Place) – Business Traveller Asia Pacific Awards
The Gold List 2016 – Top Hotels In China – Condé Nast Traveler
2016 China Travel Awards – Travel + Leisure
Recommend Chinese Restaurant – WJG – Target
The Best Luxury Hotel Award – City Traveler
The Best Luxury Hotel Brand Award – City Traveler
Hotel Bar Of The Year – Long Bar – Drink Magazine
2016 Must Live Hotel in China – Voyage
2016 Best Afternoon Tea – SDV – Shanghai Bang
2016 Hotel Brunch of the Year – GB – TimeOut
Best Quality Service Hotel – Travel Info
Top 50 Best Hotel in China – New Voyage
Top 100 Hotels in China – Travel + Leisure
Top 10 Hotels for Holiday – International Hotel Forum Organization
Best Luxury Hotel – City Traveler
Best Creative Spa – TimeOut Shanghai Chinese
Top 25 Hotels in Asia – Conde Nast Traveler
Top 10 Hotels in China – Conde Nast Traveler
Top 100 Hotels in the World – Conde Nast Traveler
Best French Restaurant – Pelham’s – TARGET
Best Design Hotel – Travel+
Best Service Hotel – Travel Info
Best Chinese Restaurant – WJG – TimeOut Shanghai Chinese
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