The Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund is an unexpected retreat of luxury and serenity in an otherwise shiny skyscraper-filled landscape. This urban setting meets majestic temples and an ever-changing skyline that beckons you to discover the downtown turmoil. In what many would call the city’s most scenic location, the Banyan Tree lies directly on the river bank of the Huangpu River and manages to create a haven of calm in a city of millions.

Location

How do I get to the Shanghai on the Bund from the airport? When is a good time to visit?

Located in the capital of China, the Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund is an urban resort showcasing some of the city’s most illustrious and illuminous lights dancing in the skies. Sitting at the historic Huangpu riverfront, the hotel has become a sacred address for relaxation and elegantly allows a meeting of Eastern and Western culture. Just beyond the riverbend, trendy shopping, a variety of dining venues and the financial districts await.

Key Facts

  • easy access to public transportation as the Shanghai Railway Station is merely 20 minutes away and the closest subway is a 5-minute walk
  • 40 minutes from the Pudong International Airport and 30 minutes from the Hongqiao International Airport
  • in the summer time temperatures rise up to around 100°F / 40°C and in the winter below freezing, but gray skies for most of the year are to be expected

What is special?

  • beautifully and conveniently located in the heart of Shanghai, one of the world’s largest cities, with vibrant urban life and a world-famous, ever-changing skyline
  • discover Shanghai in its quintessence as the hotel is perched upon the historic Huangpu riverfront merely a stone’s throw from the Bund, once Asia’s “golden mile”
  • enjoy a complimentary shuttle to the Bund area as the Banyan Tree’s London Cab weaves through the hotel’s lush forecourt of extraordinary shaped bamboo and trees

What do the guests say?

  • guests find the hotel’s quaint proximity to nearby public transportation or the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to be positively comfortable  
  • reaching the hotel from the airport by public transport goes smoothly as drivers are already waiting for guests at arrival
  • having views overlooking the Huangpu riverfront and being so close to the Bund is truly rewarding for guests   

Accommodation

How many different rooms can I choose from? Will I have a view of Shanghai?

Exuding and echoing a zen-like philosophy and feel, the interiors of the Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund not only highlight natural textures and tones but also showcase views that instantly put you in awe. An inviting window seat and a majestic pebble-shaped bathtub allow you to watch visitors strolling the promenade from the comfort of your room. Let the coziness and endless beauty of your hotel room help you to truly re-energize and start back into daily life refreshed and with newly found focus.

Key Facts

  • 130 air-conditioned rooms, including 24 suites
  • three different room categories to choose from: Retreats, Oasis with in-room pools, and Suites
  • each room’s bathroom features a separate bathtub and shower with rainfall showerhead

What is special?

  • as Shanghai city life offers breathtaking panoramas, enjoy the spectacular show from the privacy of your room whilst soaking in your luxurious bathtub
  • treat yourself to the spacious Banyan Suite that is gracefully layed out over two floors and luxuriate in a majestic marble bath of the width of the entire bathroom
  • enjoy intimate seclusion with your partner as a relaxing and nourishing bath filled with red rose petals is drawn and a bottle of wine awaits romantic celebration

What do the guests say?

  • overlooking the city’s lively streets and taking in the views from the bathtub truly tops off the experience
  • visitors cannot wait to throw themselves into the bed as soon as they spot the mountains of plush pillows
  • checking into one of the Oasis rooms is highly recommended for those wanting to take a dip in their own private suite pool

Pools & Spa

What kind of treatments does the spa offer? How many pools and tubs can I choose from?

After long and exciting days spent exploring the city of Shanghai and making your way through a maze of the hustle and bustle of this exciting city, take time to relax in the rejuvenating spa that is tailored to pamper and knead away the residues of day-to-day-life and stress. As soft relaxing music lulls you into a peaceful slumber, let views of the steady flowing river Huangpu put you into the ultimate meditative state.

Key Facts

  • on-site spa offering massages, body treatments, and facials
  • three relaxation pools, a sauna and an indoor swimming pool
  • offering a quiet oasis of 11 treatment rooms

What is special?

  • the award-winning spa, spanning three floors, is truly a focal point and offers guests a space to truly relax and rejuvenate in
  • indulge in meditative yoga or tai chi sessions in the lush green hotel gardens and find inner balance as you learn the art of reconnecting your mind, body and soul
  • specially trained therapists rooted in traditional healing go to great lengths to ensure treatments that allow guests to truly arrive in the present

What do the guests say?

  • a trip to the spa creates a soothing balance after busy days of exploring Shanghai
  • after long strenuous business travels and the bustling city life, guests highly recommend heading over to get the Sense of Balance signature treatment
  • visitors thoroughly enjoy their time lounging by the pool soaking in city views

Culinary

What kind of culinary dishes await me? Will I have a view of the city while dining?

Celebrate Shanghai’s energetic nightlife, views that are sure to turn heads and of course the exquisite culinary experience that the Banyan Tree has created for you. Ranging from traditional Japanese sashimi and sushi to authentic Cantonese cuisine served in private and discreet dining rooms with a direct view of the wonderful riverbanks and riotous illumination of this lively city. Sit back, raise your glass and simply let your taste buds soar.

Key Facts

  • three restaurants, a coffee shop and two bars and lounges
  • buffet breakfast is available daily for a fee
  • dine in the comfort and privacy of your own room with 24-hour room service

What is special?

  • sip on lavish cocktails at the rooftop bar “TOPS” as the Pudong skyline lights up and soft music creates a seductive evening atmosphere
  • top off a romantic day with specially curated destination dining experiences while admiring the Lujiazui stretch
  • allow your tastebuds to experience the authenticity of the “Ming Yuan” restaurant’s traditional Cantonese cuisine as you enjoy the view from private dining rooms

What do the guests say?

  • there is no better way to start the day than heading over to the breakfast buffet to enjoy the beautiful selection
  • having the privacy of the “Ming Yuan” restaurant’s private rooms is highly recommended for couples as well as business dinners
  • enjoying the rooftop bar to marvel at the city’s night lights is a must

Activities

What do the hotel’s surroundings have to offer? Where can I have an authentic Chinese experience?

After you have welcomed the morning with a lavish and refreshing continental breakfast, head out to explore this Asian hub and its wonders. As all that this magical city has to offer comes together to an exquisite combination of comfort and luxury, explore the hidden secrets of Shanghai, the beautiful Bund’s colonial architecture and luxurious high-end shopping districts while majestic skyscrapers rise in the distance.

Key Facts

  • go souvenir shopping at the hotel’s Banyan Tree Gallery or alternatively to Xin Tian Di, a trendy shopping enclave, or Lujiazui, Shanghai’s main financial district
  • the hotel is located within close proximity of the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium and the Oriental Pearl Tower
  • the Jing’an Temple is one of the most famous temples in Shanghai, housing the largest jade Buddha in China

What is special?

  • wander through a maze of classical Chinese pavilions and cross over arched bridges that tower over sparkling ponds as a lively bazaar buzzes around you
  • as families come together for the Mid-Autumn Festival, watch as children play in the golden fall leaves and traditional mooncakes symbolizing “reunion” are exchanged
  • book your trip for the end of January and experience the extraordinary Chinese New Year as lanterns and street performers light up Shanghai for a religious ceremony

What do the guests say?

  • the hotel has the perfect location from which to set off on exciting Shanghai adventures
  • guests are grateful that the staff goes out of their way in order to ensure an intriguing day filled with must-see local attractions
  • planning your trip at the right time to experience the traditional Chinese festivals is highly recommended