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[Shanghai] PuLi Hotel & Spa

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PuLi Hotel & Spa

Add: 1 Changde Lu, near Yan’an Zhong Lu / 常德路1號,近延安中路
Tel: 3203 9999
Visited: Oct 2011

The PuLi Hotel & Spa, gorgeously designed with grey bricks, bamboo screens, and elegant antiques placed in seemingly haphazard ways, is one of my favorite hotels in Shanghai. It is centrally located between Nanjing West Road and Yan’An Road, yet it holds its own as a center of calm in the dizzying Shanghai cityscape. An urban resort indeed.

The sunken reception area is thoughtfully designed so that the standing receptionists are at eye-level with sitting guests. A small but important detail. Behind it, a 32-meter Long Bar offers one of Shanghai’s “longest” wine and champagne selections by the glass.

The library, very zen.

On a side note, apparently the lotus flowers in the entire hotel are changed DAILY. Must be a very costly feat…

The patio right outside the lobby area would be perfect for a lazy afternoon or late night drinks.

While you are here, pamper yourself with a Thai Herbal Compress Treatment at Anantara Spa. It’s a sensorial experience that will transport you to a different state of mind. Click here to see my post on the treatment.

The pool also looks very nice…

Jing’An, the hotel’s signature restaurant, has made quite a name for itself. I’ve been there for brunch and dinner, and am very tempted to go back again to try more dishes by chef Dane Clouston.

Meeting room.

And now, the tastefully designed and decorated rooms.

Windows from wall to wall, love it.

The TV turns 270 degrees so you can watch it in the shower too.

Pre-paid cellphone with numbers all punched in. Very considerate.

Nespresso machines and free mini-bar in all the rooms.

Very charmed by the understated elegance and considerate touches at the PuLi. Now just let me move in already.

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October 26th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

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