Review: Hyatt on the Bund Hotel, Shanghai in China


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Make your hotel as striking as its location with a stay at Hyatt on the Bund in the vibrant financial hub of Shanghai. Wow-architecture, to-die-for views, and exceptional facilities await.


The hotel is located at the northern end of the legendary Bund and on the western banks of the Huangpu River, offering convenient access to LujiaZhui CBD, the International Cruise Terminal, and the Bund area. There is much to explore in the region; with museums, temples, historical buildings, antique markets, gardens and more; a great place to start and to get your bearings is a Huangpu River Cruise which gives you a glimpse of both old and new Shanghai, evening is the best time to go as there’s nothing quite like seeing the city lit up from the water; ask the hotel and they can assist with arrangements.

Style & Character

The character of this hotel very much begins outside with its stunning architecture. The cutting-edge hotel has been cleverly angled so that most of the rooms can benefit from staggering views, either of the historical architecture down The Bund or of the modern skyscraper-lined Pudong which lies across the river. The interior doesn’t disappoint either; sleek, chic, and sophisticated spaces with some real wow-moments in the lobby and in the restaurants and bars.

Service & Facilities

The five-star hotel is so packed with modern amenities it’s tempting just not to venture out! The long amenities list includes 3,000 sqm. of recreational and wellness facilities at the luxurious Yuan Spa with signature massage and treatments, an extensive fitness center, a 25metre indoor swimming pool, a hair salon, a juice bar, a steam room, sauna, and whirlpool; phew! The service is as incredible as you might predict, with little extras to make you feel special and consistent VIP treatment.


There are an impressive 620 guest rooms, including 48 suites, split between the East and West towers. The rooms are contemporary spaces and feature fabulous floor-to-ceiling windows that make the very most of the breath-taking views of Pudong or the Bund. Techies and gadget-lovers will be happy here, as well as high-speed Wi-Fi which you would expect at a hotel of this caliber, there’s also rotating flat-screen TVs, DVD players and iPod docking stations in the rooms. The rooms range in size from 42 to 300 sqm and have innovative open bathroom concepts where you can choose to create an open-plan studio space or close off the bathroom as desired; with bathrooms this gorgeous I predict that you’ll want to see them! Discerning travelers should opt for a Suite or at the very least a Bund Club room which also gives you access to the Grand Club lounge.

Food & Drink

The restaurants at Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai are nothing short of trailblazing. They include a four-story entertainment mecca inspired by a private mansion; an international buffet restaurant Aroma where every dish is prepared in front of you; an elegant all-white tea salon serving traditional Chinese afternoon tea with authentic tea ceremony; and a classic Chinese restaurant with a seven-ton Peking duck oven which is recommended by Michelin Shanghai guide book. After you’ve been seduced at these, save the best for last and reserve a table at VUE Restaurant, Dining, and Bar; a sprawling open-plan, multi-level, multi-concept Dim Sum restaurant and bar on the hotel’s top four floors. Vue Bar certainly delivers a view! Amaze at the 270-degree views of the skyline and waterfront from your four-poster lounging bed and enjoy a glass of champagne while you do so, then take a dip in the stunning centerpiece marble whirlpool, all the while enjoying the sounds of the resident DJ; an unforgettable night!

Hyatt on the Bund Hotel

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