Old World Elegance and Luxury at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai (上海外滩华尔道夫酒店)

Gates at the foyer
Huge crystal chandelier in the main lobby
At Peacock Alley
Plush chairs in the other side of the hotel's lobby
An old working elevator down the hall of the King Waldorf Suite

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai is an elegant historic (the original portion opened in 1911) hotel has restored the heritage Shanghai gentleman’s club to its former glory, located in the heart of The Bund. This is the most glamorous hotel in town. Lovingly-restored in Neo-Classic style, the hotel decor is opulent but understated with trembling crystal chandeliers, lots of gleaming marble, and a working antique cage lift.

The door to the King Waldorf Suite

Welcome fruit at our Deluxe City View Room
Living room area at the Queen Deluxe City View Room
The view of Pudong from the sitting area in the bedroom

The hotel offers a level of residential comfort that feels almost better than home, and nowhere is this more evident than in the 252 guestrooms and 20 luxury suites. Rooms are light and airy, with white-painted wood paneling and a neutral color scheme increasing the sense of space.

At the King Waldorf Suite
The lovely light filtering in the seating area at the King Waldorf Suite
The amazing all marble bathroom
Salvatore Ferragamo bath products

Rooms are decked out in nostalgic American style, with modern plush touches such as large walk-in closets, Salvatore Ferragamo bathing amenities and digital TVs embedded in the mirrors. The rooms offer amazing views of the Bund and other parts of the city. It’s luxe without putting on airs.

The huge four post bed at the King Waldorf Suite

Our stay here is simply divine. Sumptuous, luxurious, the utmost comfort you’ll ever find and the best way to unwind from a long day of sightseeing all over Shanghai.

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Waldorf Astoria Shanghai

2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu, Huangpu district
Tel: +86-21-63229988
Chinese address: 黄浦区中山东一路2号, 近广东路


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