When you’re travelling for work, it can make a huge difference if your hotel takes care of all the little things for you. The St Regis group’s personal butlers are excellent at that, and with the opening of its new property in Shanghai, there’s a new player in the financial hub’s increasingly crowded market vying to tend to your every need.
The district of Jing’an is one of Shanghai’s key centres for business, dining and nightlife. For conference attendees, it’s conveniently placed next to the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. It’s also a short taxi ride to other commercial districts in Puxi. And if you can’t get a cab, the Shanghai Metro is nearby.
Located on the 32nd to 68th floors, the hotel’s 370 rooms and 66 suites are elegantly designed, but their top feature is the panoramic view. And any service you want – whether it’s someone to unpack your bags or make a dinner reservation – is a button press away, with butlers on call for all guests.
A busy CBD calls for big event spaces. There’s over 30,000 square feet here for functions, including the Astor ballroom, 11 meeting rooms and two boardrooms. The club lounge on the 55th floor, at the base of the hotel’s vast atrium, might be the best place for informal chats. The six restaurants and bars add to the options for shop talk. stregisshanghaijingan.com
All images by Ralf Tooten.