Hilton ushers in the new year with the much-anticipated opening of the Conrad Shanghai – marking the brand’s first foray into the bustling metropolis. Together with owning company, Shimao Hotel Management Group, the property’s 66 floors and 728 luxurious rooms marks another significant milestone in Hilton’s expanding luxury portfolio in the region.
“We are thrilled to build on our robust luxury growth in Asia Pacific with the launch of the first Conrad in Shanghai, joining our 17 luxury hotels in Greater China with a further 10 under construction,” said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
“Our growth momentum demonstrates the strength and resilience of Hilton’s award-winning luxury brands amidst a dynamic market and sophisticated customer expectations. At the same time, it is a testament to our delivery to our partners, and the 11 trading hotels we have with the prestigious Shimao Hotel Management Group – who share our optimism for China’s luxury travel segment.”
Conrad Shanghai offers unparalleled views of the East Nanjing Road commercial street, the Bund, and Pudong’s iconic skyline and offers excellent accessibility to premium shopping malls, traditional local neighborhoods, and popular attractions such as the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Xintiandi, the Bund, and Yu Garden.
Inspired by the essence of traditional Chinese philosophy and architecture, Conrad Shanghai weaves traditional elements with the modern glamor of Shanghai to create a sense of place that bridges the past, present and future. A Chinese rooftop cornice with sweeping curvature is suspended as a lobby centerpiece, a motif echoed in other design elements like bedframes and chandeliers.
Each of the 728 spacious guest rooms features smart connectivity and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame dazzling views of Puxi and the Bund. The hotel’s 60 expansive luxury suites, including the Presidential Suite, feature residential touches and access to the Executive Lounge on level 44.
Offering exclusive concierge services, comfortable workspaces, complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, and other elite benefits, the Executive Lounge sets a distinctive benchmark of elegance and comfort in the city.
Conrad Shanghai’s selection of restaurants take guests on a culinary tour, from the Mediterranean seaside and the artisanal bistros of Paris to the banquet halls of China. With a rich selection of signature dining, as well as a sky-high lounge with expertly prepared cocktails and sprawling city views, Conrad Shanghai offers guests elevated dining experiences perfect for special gatherings or everyday indulgences.
Conrad Shanghai offers a 2,500 square-meter pillar-less event space with spectacular views of East Nanjing Road. The versatile space includes an elegant 864 square-meter ballroom which can accommodate up to 600 guests, 13 meeting rooms, as well as the exclusive Hu’s Penthouse and Hu’s Atelier spaces on the 64th floor, all of which feature state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and thoughtfully curated food and beverage options.
“The latest addition to the Conrad portfolio in the heart of Shanghai is a shining example of how we are looking at every opportunity to bring our meaningful hospitality and intuitive service to iconic destinations,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, global brand head for Conrad Hotels & Resorts.