Exploring the Interiors of the W Shanghai

V gets a look inside Shanghai’s latest luxury offering that fuses the worlds of design, music, and fashion

Located in one of the world’s most energetic cities, W Shanghai – The Bund soars high above a major development complex in the North Bund as an architectural masterpiece featuring a unique curved structure and ultramodern details. Drawing inspiration from the historical tower in Puxi, the hotel draws upon colonial glamour and futuristic flash play in the persistence of reinvention. The W promises to offer guests not only experiences filled with authenticity but also poses as an exhibition of the magnetic mystique of Shanghai.

“We wanted to reflect life in this part of the world in a way that was energetic, futuristic and visually mesmerizing,” reaffirmed Christian Humbert, General Manager, W Shanghai – The Bund. “The existence of W Shanghai – The Bund showcases the diversity of urban prosperity and Golden-age nostalgia of the city in a harmonized manner, as well as echoing architectural affluence in Shanghai.”

As guests enter the hotel, large neon light installation welcomes them to the Living Room, the W brand’s elevated lobby experience. Inspired by Shanghai’s Lilong tradition, where wet laundry hangs from a clothing line at heights far above the ground, eclectic neon signs hang above the main entrance among an exhibition honoring the tradition, resulting in a colorful sight of orchestrated chaos. The Welcome Desk itself is a stand-alone statement piece featuring a kaleidoscope fixture that mirrors the continuous flow of guests through the Living Room. After a grand welcome, guests soon discover that’s only just the beginning of their stay at the W.

A cheeky pillow in the shape of Shanghai’s Xiaolongbao (soup) dumpling and chopsticks adorn the beds of 374 exquisitely designed guest rooms, most of the rooms offer stunning views overlooking the Huangpu River. For a more pampered experience, guests can choose to stay in Cloud on the Bund, which features a stunning LED wall and a contemporary hanging bed. Those who enjoy traveling in luxury might be interested in the Extreme WOW Suite, a 4,000 square-foot duplex with a hanging neon installation of a dragon blowing fire as its centerpiece. Each experience features state-of-the-art interior design with art-deco style furniture and large window panes for maximized views.

On top of the top-class living spaces, W Shanghai – The Bund offers five culinary and social atmospheres at the hotel. Inspired by a modern New York bistro, The Kitchen Table offers an interactive open kitchen space that celebrates the legacy of Shanghai’s prosperous trade. If guests would like a more formal setting, they can enjoy modern Chinese restaurant YEN, a restaurant focused on reinterpreting traditional dishes. With an extensive menu of pre-dinner cocktails at Liquid at YEN and a hidden speakeasy, the classy bar is the perfect evening prelude. The W’s comfortably chic WOOBAR® transforms from a daytime lounge into a lively cocktail lounge at night, providing the perfect place to relax on-site. To top off the list, guests can order drinks by the pool at WET® Bar while taking in the sweeping views of the electric Shanghai skyline.

With everything the hotel has to offer, W Shanghai – The Bund is sure to provide a glamorous vacation experience.  Revel in the kaleidoscope of traditions at the W and make the most out of your stay in Shanghai’s stunning metropolis. Visit W Shanghai – The Bund’s website for more information.

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WET Swimming Pool at Night
WET Indoor
WET Outdoor
Welcome Desk
The Kitchen Table
Public area bathroom
Liquid at YEN
Great Room
Exterior of W Shanghai
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Electric Laneway
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Away Spa Reception
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