The Kempinski Shanghai Unveiled

  • The Superior room with superb view.

    The Superior room with superb view.

  • The fancy Albero Restaurant in the hotel.

    The fancy Albero Restaurant in the hotel.

  • The exterior of Grand Kempinski Shanghai sports a modern look.

    The exterior of Grand Kempinski Shanghai sports a modern look.

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Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotel, extended its empire on May 17, 2013, by unveiling the new Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai. Located in the bustling Lujiazui financial and trade section of the Pudong district, the 678-room hotel, formerly known as the Grand Meliá Hotel Shanghai, provides easy access for both business and leisure travelers. In addition to being close to a number of domestic and international companies and businesses, some of Shanghai’s most-popular tourist destinations are nearby such as the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower, The Bund, and Jin Mao Tower. Inside the hotel, guests will find rich, tasteful, and elegantly-decorated rooms ranging from 43 to 245 square meters, to satisfy a wide range of visitors. All rooms have expansive views of the glittery Shanghai skyline and most also overlook Huangpu River, the largest in the country. The Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai is the second property for the group in the city, it joins THE ONE Executive Suites, located on the other side of the river.

Lujiazui Ring Road 1288, Shanghai; 86-21/3867-8888; kempinski.com; doubles starts from US$180

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