Where historic laneways meet futuristic skylines, the city’s storied legacy of eclectic cultures converge at W Shanghai – The Bund and transform into a jet-setting playground of global ideas and scintillating conversations. Paired with Puxi’s highest iconic tower, a 50m-tall W composed from dazzling LED lights orbits our uniquely curved hotel, sparking a multisensory revolution that continues within 374 guestrooms and suites, and across an innovatively curated collection of restaurants, lounges, event spaces, features, and amenities. Art imitates life imitates art where colonial glamour, the avant-garde present, the East, the West, the Suzhou River and the Huangpu Creek meet, forming a contemporary interpretation of the distinctively kaleidoscopic Shanghainese haipai style.
An Electric Welcome
Upon arrival, guests will be greeted by neon light installations throughout the hotel’s Living Room (the W brand’s take on the staid hotel lobby). For centuries, Shanghai-locals have honored the Lilong tradition, in which wet laundry is hung on lines to dry at varying heights down narrow laneways. When mixed with the neon signs of businesses on the lane, it results in a site of beautiful chaos for those who look up while walking underneath. This installation was designed as a modern reinterpretation of this classic scene. The Welcome Desk (reception area) features a kaleidoscopic fixture, mirroring the constant flow of guests through the area. The ‘Melting Qipao’ pattern, a representation of Shanghai as a melting pot of cultures, can be seen on the walls of the WC (restroom).
W Shanghai – The Bund features 374 stylish guestrooms and suites, each appointed with the signature W bed adorned with a cheeky pillow in the shape of Shanghai’s famous Xiaolongbao (soup) dumpling and chopsticks. Thirty-five of the rooms are suites, including the Cloud on the Bund, which includes highlights such as a LED wall and a hanging bed. The duplex Extreme WOW Suite (the brand’s take on the presidential suite) boasts more than 4,000 square feet of living space, along with a hanging neon installation in the shape of lips blowing out dragon smoke. In addition to the epic views of the Huangpu River and iconic Pudong skyline, all rooms also feature switchable privacy glass and Nespresso Coffee machines.
Rise and Dine
W Shanghai – The Bund offers five intriguing places to socialize and dine. The Kitchen Table, with its interactive open kitchen, is inspired by a modern New York bistro and celebrates the legacy of Shanghai’s flourishing trade. YEN showcases the next evolution of Cantonese dining where traditional dishes are reinterpreted. Pre-dinner cocktails at LIQUID AT YEN, a hidden speakeasy, is the perfect evening prelude to transport guests to the glamorous golden years of Shanghai’s 1920s cocktail scene featuring a handcrafted selection of concoctions mastered by the on-site “Cocktail Professor”. The playfully elegant WOOBAR transforms from a daytime lounge into a vibrant evening cocktail bar. And finally, WET (the hotel’s pool) and WET BAR offer incredible sweeping views of the electric Shanghai skyline.
Amped Up Meetings + Innovative Spa Treatments
Mixing work with play, guests will be captivated by nearly 6,000 square meters of meeting and events space. At more than 2,000 square meters, the Great Room is the largest hotel event space in Western Shanghai, and boasts 6.2-meter ceilings in a setting inspired by an opulent expression of the Golden Age. The entrance to the Great Room features a series of oversized mirror collages with a Qipao motif, overlaid by a delicate Art Deco-inspired screen, reflecting the tension and contrasts between old and new Shanghai. The 660-square-meter Mega Room, in addition to the Studios and Strategy spaces, all cleverly adapt their industrial charm to perfectly suit each event.
The AWAY Spa offers massages, body treatments, facials and quick fixes, all set to leave guests glowing. Guests can also step into the ultra-modern FIT gym that offers 24/7 access to the newest Technogym equipment, or take part in a yoga or tai chi class on the hotel’s wooden deck.
Meeting Rooms: 14
Largest Capacity: 1500
Largest Meeting Rooms: 2050 sq. m.
Meeting Room List(click to see details):
Cloud on the Bund Suite 1
Cool Corner Room 30
Cool Corner Room on the Bund 28
Cozy Room (King/ Twin) 38
EWOW Suite 1
Fabulous Room with Bund View 16
Fantastic Suite with Bund View 32
Mega Room on the Bund 18
Spectacular Room on the Bund (King/ Twin) 127
WOW Suite 1