The PuLi Hotel & Spa

1 Changde Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, 200040, China

An oasis of calm in the center of bustling Shanghai, this hotel is billed as an urban resort with an emphasis on soothing decor and relaxing amenities. Inside a cutting-edge glass-and-steel structure just off the main Nanjing Road, the hotel greets guests in a mellow lobby with low-slung seating, modern porcelain pieces, and a wall of windows overlooking adjacent Jing'An Park. The ground floor also houses a cozy double-height library replete with books and fireplace, an outdoor garden terrace, and the 105-foot Long Bar, a popular place to gather for drinks and afternoon tea. The 209 mod, spa-like guest rooms come with perks like automated blackout curtains, rain-forest showers, free Wi-Fi, complimentary mini-bars stocked with a selection of potato chips and local beer, and loaner cell phones for use during your stay. The main restaurant, Jing'An, serves a refined East-meets-West menu all day and a decadent Sunday brunch—a big hit with expats—that overflows with delicacies. The Anantara Spa further transports with a menu of tea-based face and body treatments and a stunning indoor pool.

PROS

  • long list of complimentary amenities
  • great location
  • quiet
  • popular Sunday brunch

CONS

  • service can be hit or miss
  • rack rates are staggeringly expensive

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-3203–9999

HOTEL DETAILS

193 rooms, 36 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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