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Suite Life: The PuLi Hotel and Spa, Shanghai

About the hotel

Centrally located in Shanghai’s JingAn District, the 193-room, 36-suite PuLi is close to everything. The hotel markets itself as a departure from some of the more generic stereotypes that can be associated with conventional luxury hotels, and has combined an old-world charm with everyday comfort in each and every room. In addition to its signature restaurant, the PuLi also features a 32-metre Long Bar, offering one of Shanghai’s “longest” wine and champagne selections by the glass.

 

Unique features

The PuLi features an eConcierge that is designed for guests to create their own perfect stay. You can pre-plan your trip to Shanghai; from booking transportation services, to ensuring a bottle of champagne and a fruit basket await you on arrival. Every room includes subtle references to the past, yet includes all the modern amenities expected by luxury travellers. The Deluxe Suite was very spacious, with two bathrooms and a free mini bar.PuLi features an eConcierge that is designed for guests to create their own perfect stay. You can pre-plan your trip to Shanghai; from booking transportation services, to ensuring a bottle of champagne and a fruit basket await you on arrival. Every room includes subtle references to the past, yet includes all the modern amenities expected by luxury travellers. The Deluxe Suite was very spacious, with two bathrooms and a free mini bar.

 

Dining

One of Australia’s leading chefs Michael Wilson heads PuLi’s Jing’An Restaurant and offers a seasonal and changing international menu with an Asian influence. The 120-seat restaurant has views across JingAn Park and offers several different dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a special Sunday Brunch selection.

 

Spa

The Anantara Spa’s menu is inspired by the renowned properties of tea. I had an aromatic massage with oils used to help fight jetlag and induce relaxation – fantastic after a long flight.Anantara Spa’s menu is inspired by the renowned properties of tea. I had an aromatic massage with oils used to help fight jetlag and induce relaxation – fantastic after a long flight.

 

Highlights

Each night, a different drink and small bite to eat is left by the turndown service – Limoncello and a cannoli; pretzels with a boutique beer; and Grand Marnier and cookies were some of the pairings.

 

Could do better

Due to the entrance being hidden behind some other buildings, the hotel isn’t that easy to find.

 

If you’d like to upgrade

The 130 square metre Jing’An suite has beautiful views of the park and is the epitome of luxury at the hotel. It contains two master bedrooms with walk-in closets, a separate living room, guest washroom and a well-stocked mini bar for entertaining, all for CNY30,800 (about A$5,358) per night.

 

Insider tip

Check out the large infinity lap pool on the upper floor for a refreshing dip and great views of Shanghai.

 

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