The best hotels with a view

The best accomodations for breathtaking views of Shanghai

These dazzling hotel accommodations offer the most expansive (and at times, expensive) views of the city. From Pudong to Puxi, here are the places to lay back, relax and take in Shanghai's ever-changing skylines from your hotel room.

The Park Hyatt

The super-slick Park Hyatt is the highest hotel in town (and the second highest in the world), so it’s not surprising that the views are a bit special, especially over the Jinmao Tower and the river. You can see the panorama from the gorgeous 20-metre infinity pool on the 85th floor, or from the hotel’s excellent restaurants and bars, including 100 Century Avenue (multi-cuisine restaurant and bar), The Dining Room (European), Club Jin Mao (Shanghainese), The Living Room (light dishes) and The Bar (classic cocktails).

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Hyatt on the Bund

With its position in southern Hongkou district, the glass-and-marble Hyatt on the Bund boasts stunning views south to the Bund and Pudong, especially from Vue Restaurant on the 30th floor and Vue Bar on the 32nd floor. The restaurant is European fine dining, and the bar does good cocktails, though it’s worth foregoing the views in favour of the city’s best Beijing duck at the ground floor Xindalu restaurant.
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Hotel Indigo

One of the newer hotels in town, the boutique Hotel Indigo has a stunning view from south of The Bund – an interesting reverse of the view at the Hyatt on the Bund, with Pudong on the right and The Bund on the left. The best views at the 184-room hotel come at CHAR, a restaurant and bar on the 29th and 30th floors – the former is a gorgeous steakhouse that we rated five stars, while the bar has an expansive terrace and serves decent cocktails.

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The Ritz-Carlton Pudong

The Ritz-Carlton Pudong has cracking views towards the Puxi side of the river from throughout the hotel, atop the vertiginous IFC Mall. Probably the best view of all is at Flair bar, on the 58th floor, which boasts the city’s highest outdoor terrace. Though the bar is quite flashy, it’s worth it for probably the best view of The Pearl Tower in the city.

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