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URBN (Yǎ yuè jiǔdiàn)

URBN, Nanjing Xi Lu and Jing'an

At a Glance

    Pros

  • eco-friendly vibe
  • luxe setting
  • quiet location

    Cons

  • not terribly suitable for mobility-impaired guests

URBN (Yǎ yuè jiǔdiàn) Review

Innovatively designed and environmentally friendly, this is Shanghai's first carbon-neutral hotel. Made with environmentally sensitive technology and recycled materials, it's a truly unique place to stay. The staff is attentive and well trained, making you feel at home from the moment you step into the tree-shaded courtyard. The design is superb, with a leather-encased reception desk, slate decor, and a quiet, private bar on the top floor. There's a wide variety of alternative entertainments, including Chinese cookery, calligraphy and tai chi classes, bike tours, and yoga lessons.

2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

Glamorous Green
This tucked-away Shanghai oasis blends a wide range of design influences: mid-century-modern chairs mix with sunken stone bathtubs, bamboo plants share real-estate with a wall of classic steamer trunks, and vintage typewriters gleam near the restaurant's daily-specials blackboard. But rather than sacrificing the environment for aesthetics, China's only carbon-neutral hotel has embraced its local ecosystem. All of the wood is reclaimed, the plant life locally sourced, the water purified on site, the restaurant touts a farm-to-table ethos, and the spa showcases local organic skincare products in its facials. Discerning urbanites, particularly those who fantasize about rooftop gardens and eco flair, shouldn't bother staying anywhere else.

    Hotel Details

  • 24 rooms, 2 suites
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-28-2013

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