Need to know
229, including 36 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 9am and 9pm); guests may be transferred to a different room type for this time.
Double rooms from $180.21 (CNY1,248), 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 guest service specialists 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 spa baths, 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.
UR Spa is on the third floor and has views over Jing’An Park. Organic unguents – many infused with jasmine, sandalwood and agarwood – are used in treatments, which range from flash facials to full-day pampering sessions. Choose from hydrating facials, exfoliating scrubs, revitalising wraps and knot-banishing massages. Get holiday-glowing skin with a Diamond body scrub, soothe away jetlag with a soft brushing Tranquility Pro-Sleep massage, or treat yourself to the signature essential oil massage with reflexology.Achieve toasty tranquility in the steam room and sauna, then soak away any remaining stress in the spa bath. 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.
This hotel is better suited to couples – leave the children at home.