Pudong is home to China’s tallest skyscrapers, the Jin Mao, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai World Financial Centre and the Oriental Pearl Tower all located along the bend in the Huangpu River looking across to the famous Bund. This specific area is known as Lujiazui which is part of the greater Pudong New Area.
Here are my picks for the top hotels in the Lujiazui area of Pudong. Let’s start with a map and then I will provide a brief review of each one. All of these hotels are within walking distance of the skyscrapers of Pudong, many have river views and/or superb city views, and are also within walking distance of metro line 2.
5 Star – Located in the Jinmao Tower, the opulent hotel offers amazing views from the rooms and sensational views from the Sky Pool located on the 87th floor. It also offers several restaurants & bars inc. the popular Cloud 9 with similarly amazing views. 500 m from Lujiazui Subway Station (Metro Line 2).
5 Star – Occupying floors 79 to 93 of Shanghai World Financial Centre the rooms offer breathtaking views from this ultra-modern skyscraper. The hotel is also home to the highly regarded 100 Century Avenue Restaurant on the 91st floor. It also offers a gym, swimming pool (with view) and wellness spa.
5 Star – Featuring an indoor pool, a spa and 5 dining options on site, Mandarin Oriental Pudong is one of the top 5 Star hotels in Shanghai. It has river views and is near to the Oriental Pearl Tower.
5 Star – Ideally housed in an iconic building in Lujiazui financial district, IFC Residence is less than 200 metres from Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Centre, Shanghai Tower and Oriental Pearl TV. It features an indoor pool with select rooms offering views over the bund.
5 Star – Fraser Suites Shanghai is located along Huangpu River and offers a free city shuttle. The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool, a spa and a restaurant.
5 Star – Luxurious living in the city is offered at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, a 5-star property with views of Huangpu River and The Bund. It boasts an indoor pool and exclusive spa. It’s located at the top floors of the Shanghai IFC.
5 Star – The hotel offers spa, sauna, gym and an amazing infinity pool with superb views. There are 2 restaurants on-site.
5 Star – Overlooking the Bund and the Huangpu River, the hotel offers a gym, spa, indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, tennis and a staggering range of dining options. There are ten different places on-site where you can choose to dine ranging from cafe through to fine dining and including Cantonese, Japanese, European and Sichuan cuisines.
5 Star – This luxurious Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai in Lujiazui Financial Area boasts a penthouse indoor pool, 7 dining options, and a pampering spa. It has river views and is near to the Oriental Pearl Tower.
5 Star – Located on the banks of the Huangpu River the hotel offers an indoor pool, and spa. Very near to the Oriental Pearl Tower and Lujiazui metro station.