With its position in southern Hongkou district, Hyatt on the Bund boasts stunning views south to the Bund and Pudong, especially from Vue Bar on the 32nd floor. Acres of glass and marble make for a light and airy feel, even on the lower sunken level, which houses the luxurious Yuan spa.
The guestrooms benefit from a lavish use of glass in the floor-to-ceiling windows, and come equipped with rotating flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and high speed broadband. Bathrooms are spacious, with standalone rainforest showers. Dining-wise, there are two Chinese restaurants - the multi-level, SuperPotato-designed Vue Bar boasting incredible vistas of the Bund from its terrace and the smaller Xindalu, which offers Shanghai's finest crispey-Beijing-style duck, a European-style Tea Room, and Aroma Cafe, where everything from your breakfast of scrambled eggs to teppanyaki dishes are cooked in front of you.
Standard rooms start from 1,950RMB/night, plus 15 per cent service charge.