Need to know
229, including 20 suites.
Noon; check-in, 2pm, but both are flexible subject to availability. Club Floor guests can have check-in/out times adjusted to suit their flights (between 6am and 11pm).
Double rooms from $292.11 (CNY1,980), excluding tax at 16.6 per cent.
Rates include minibar soft drinks and WiFi. Breakfast is not included.
The hotel provides service befitting its luxurious rooms and suites, with round-the-clock butlers at you beck and call, should you require it. Check-in to a Club Room if you want to be showered with extra goodies.
At the hotel
Slinky spa with gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzis, library, gardens, WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock and Bose speakers, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine.
Our favourite rooms
Although not the biggest abodes, we love the corner Grand Studios, which have expansive views of the park and city from the king-size bed, living area and bath tub. There’s also a lovely window seat with a tea set at the ready. All of these polished pads are filled with an astute mix of modern dark wood furniture, Han Dynasty statues and incense holders, slender lamps and sliding silk screens. Tech-heads will love the home cinema system.
The slender 25m infinity pool is tiled with slate and teal mosaic and flanked by a row of oversized day-beds. Lofty picture windows look out over the park.
Thai spa specialists Anantara lend their healing hands to PuLi’s pampering, dishing out some of the best massages in town, as well as a nifty treatment menu inspired by the restorative power of tea in treatments such as green tea wraps, white tea scrubs and rose tea beautification packages. Achieve toasty tranquility in the steam room and sauna, then soak away any remaining stress in the Jacuzzi. The gym has top-drawer trappings too.
A yoga kit for dawn t’ai chi sessions in Jing’An Park, Mrs Smith’s Shanghai Tang cheongsam and Mr Smith’s Alfred Dunhill blazer for after-dark assignations. Don’t bother with multiple handsets or global roaming fees – dual-sim mobile phones are provided in all Club Rooms and suites.
There are some designated smoking rooms.
This hotel is better suited to couples - leave the children at home!
Cots for babies (inclusive), highchairs and car seats are available on request. Extra beds for older children are CNY500+ (CNY1000+ in Club Floor rooms and suites). Floors 12 and 15 offer connecting rooms for families.
Babysitting by hotel staff can be arranged (CNY180 for first three hours and CNY50 an hour afterwards).