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The Puli Hotel & Spa, Shanghai


The Puli Hotel & Spa, Shanghai

The Puli Hotel & Spa swimming pool.

Photo courtesy of The Puli Hotel & Spa Shanghai. All rights reserved.


A standout non-chain member, the Puli looks over Jing'An Park just off Nanjing West Road. Located in the heart of downtown Shanghai (Puxi), this opulent hotel's signature is understatement. The lobby will be memorable in that it is not typical of a standard 5-star business hotel. Wrapped in tranquility, you can cozy up with a book in the library or sip a glass of whiskey from their extensive list in the Long Bar. The swimming pool rivals The Penninsula's in splendor.


1 Chang De Road, Shanghai (Jing'An District)

Contact Details:

Tel: +86 (0)21 3203 9999
Fax: +86 (0)21 3251 8989
Email: information@thepuli.com
Web: www.thepuli.com

Unique Features:

  • The tranquil lobby is tucked away. The windows look only onto Jing'An Park (not the street or entrance) so you have only visuals of water and green.
  • The lobby is divided into a lounge/reception area, a library (nice place for meeting someone or an informal business chat) and the long bar where 80 whiskeys and 300 different wines are served.
  • There's a small restaurant called Jing'An (run by an executive chef from New Zealand featuring a Western menu) where you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Guests can also take breakfast in the room, the lobby, the restaurant or let the staff know and they'll pack it for your trip to the airport.
  • Design features are very traditional Chinese but set in modern design. Guest rooms use traditional ink stone sourced from China and gray shikumen bricks from Shanghai. Rooms also feature beautiful art and curios (such as Chinese fu dogs. Just let staff know and they'll pack a set up for you to take home at a very reasonable price (very tempting, no need to face the crazy Shanghai markets this way).
  • Guest rooms also feature wooden floors - so novel and also for germ-phobes, quite a nice touch.
  • Guests can relax at the Puli's gorgeous indoor pool (see photo), work out in a large gym overlooking the park or enjoy a treatment from the Anantara Spa.
  • Upon checkout there will be no need for petty arguments over the mini-bar and internet charges - all room refreshments are included in room rates and can be tailored to guests' individual tastes. There is free wifi and broadband in all rooms.

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