For new hotels, art isn’t just a decoration. It has become a fundamental and ornamental element in a hotel design to allow guests to have deeper thoughts about their overall experience.
At Mandarin Oriental Pudong, art integrates into the hotel architecture, design and concept – it is part of the hotel identity and vibe. The luxury landmark’s design is inspired by oriental culture and the property features 4,000 original artworks displayed throughout public spaces and rooms, said to be the most extensive hotel collection of Chinese contemporary art in Shanghai.
The entire lobby wall showcases a large-scale masterpiece of colourful mosaic glass tiles that depicts an ancient forest scene, by local artist Miao Tong. If you’re at the hotel, do take a moment to take in the sight — so beautiful! Mandarin Oriental Pudong offers 362 contemporary guestrooms and boasts the largest Presidential Suite in Shanghai.
My Club Mandarin River View Room was spacious with a subdued colour palette and natural hardwood floors. It was a combination of modern elegance and comfort amidst abstract ink paintings and custom furnishings.
And the bed…oh, the bed! King bed with goose-down bedding, [email protected] linens and silky soft Ploh pillows for a blissful slumber. And sleep well I did. :)
The bathroom was equally impressive, boasting a large circular bathtub overlooking the city skyline. Such an amazing view especially during night time. To further add to the indulgence, the bathroom amenities are from Ormonde Jayne, a London based perfumer. Other room facilities include high-speed internet access, 46-inch LED TV, on-demand digital content, iPod docks and IPTV technology.
The Club Floors provide exclusivity and bespoke comforts with private check-in and out, plus round-the-clock butler services. I enjoyed complimentary refreshments at the lounge throughout the day and evening, and breakfast in the morning.
F&B options at the hotel comprise Fifty 8° Grill, Yong Yi Ting, Zest, Qi Bar, Riviera Lobby Lounge and The Mandarin Cake Shop. Daily buffet breakfast is served at Zest and I found the selection pretty extensive.
The hotel spa is renowned for its signature therapies and holistic wellness treatments, with 13 private spa and beauty suites available. One of the best therapies I’ve had, honestly.
Other facilities at Mandarin Oriental Pudong include a Fitness & Wellness Centre, 25-metre indoor swimming pool and a thermal bathing facility, linked to The Spa by a central sky-lit garden. Childcare service is also available at the hotel. Do inquire at the concierge if you need one.
Mandarin Oriental Pudong is within walking distance to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Lujiazui business district, and has direct access to the Huangpu riverside promenade. It is a mere 5-minute drive to the Shanghai Financial Tower, a must-visit if you’re in the city. The historic Bund is located just 10 minutes from the hotel. :)
Also within walking distance is IFC Mall, a Hong Kong-import luxury brands mall and also Super Brand Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in Asia. Guests can enjoy access around the city via Lujiazui station (Metro Line 2) and Pudong Avenue station (Metro Line 4), plus easy connections to road tunnels and highways. Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport are a 45 minutes and 35 minutes’ drive away. Quite convenient, I must say.
From the moment we checked in till the time we left, service was truly world class. Besides the culinary adventure I embarked on in Shanghai, this stay was definitely one of the highlights of my vacation! For more information about Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai, visit the official website here.
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Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
111 Pudong Rd (South)
Pudong, Shanghai 200120, China
(From the Yin Cheng Zhong Lu intersection, approach Tai Dong Zhan ferry pier and turn right)
+86 (21) 2082 9908