Shanghai Hotels of Unique Themes

You might have your favourite brands of 5-star hotels in Shanghai such as Grand Hyatt and Westin at the Bund.

Would you like to try something different?

As your native China travel guide, I would like to suggest a few boutique hotels which are unique of its kind.

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China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel
Among the new Shanghai hotels, this is a boutique which makes a difference. URBN Hotels is committed to developing and operating green hotels. By renovating an existing structure, focusing on using recycled and locally sourced materials such as reclaimed hardwoods and old Shanghai bricks, and introducing eco-friendly solutions like passive solar shades, and water based AC systems, URBN hopes to set an example for other businesses and industries in China and around the world.

URBN Hotels & Resorts is a specialized boutique and resort hotel in Shanghai, China. Its focus is to immerse travelers into their surroundings, beyond offering a traditional hotel experience. Localized extra services such as tai chi and yoga classes, in-room beauty and traditional health treatments, unique bike and walking tours, Chinese cooking classes and basic Mandarin Chinese lessons are available to enhance every stay.

URBN Hotel rates starts at around RMB1,300+


An Alternate Home
JIA takes its name from the Mandarin word meaning 'home' and is one of my most favourite Shanghai hotels. This property fuses comfort and luxury, striking a perfect balance between a home and a hotel.

Open in mid 2007 - JIA - Shanghai's new truly designer-led boutique residence. Set in a stunning 1920's building in the heart of Shanghai, JIA is cool, hip, playful and intimate, offering chic yet informal environments for travellers who want to get away from predictability and convention. All you have to do is make yourself at home to enjoy – with style and comfort.

With a prime, central location in a stunning 1920's building, JIA Shanghai puts you in the heart of buzzing Nanjing Road, surrounded by shopping and entertainment delights. Major stores like Plaza 66, Citic Plaza and Isetan with myriad luxury brands, quirky antique shops and local boutiques are at our doorstep while the Bund, Peoples Square and Shanghai Museum are a short taxi ride away.

JIA Shanghai rates start at RMB1050+, including breakfast

Okura Garden Hotel, Shanghai

A Touch of History
French set their footprint in Shanghai soon after the Opium War. By 1920’s, there were over 3,500 population in Shanghai. The French Club was built in 1926 by French architects, along the main boulevard of the French concession, Avenue Joffre, now which is called Huai Hai Zhong Road.

This historical building of French Club is now turned into a five star hotel by The Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai. It is ideally situated in Shanghai’s prestigious commercial, cultural and entertainment district. The Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai has infused contemporary sophistication into the old world charm of the former French Club. Its 30,000 square meter garden is one of the most beautiful among all Shanghai hotels.

Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai rates start at around RMB2100+

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