Ian Schrager’s EDITION Hotels has just opened its newest location in Shanghai, China. Serving as a hub for dining, recreation, entertainment, work, relaxation, and a meeting place all in one, the Shanghai EDITION brings together the best of Chinese heritage and modern-day luxury—in which Schrager’s eye for detail and quest for simple sophistication unite to create a relaxing oasis amidst one of the world’s busiest cities.
Residing near the bank of the Huang Pu River port on the Bund, the historic building that once homed the Shanghai Power Company has been refurbished and fused with the addition of a modern skyscraper, thus forging a bond between the best of the old world and the new. Residing in the heritage building, the urban lobby (home to attributes like a hanging garden and seven-story antique mirror) acts as a portal between the original structure and the tower, harmoniously bringing history into the present.
In the lower floors, the restored art-deco era space now holds several public venues including multiple bars, a nightclub, a world class spa, and Michelin starred Chef Jason Atherton’s new Shanghai Tavern. Moving up, the newly constructed skyscraper houses the hotel’s 145 rooms and suites—many of which boast unrivalled views of the Bund—as well as Atherton’s restaurant HIYA, a Shanghai iteration of the famous Punch Room, and a rooftop bar with a 360 degree view of the city.
In the rooms, guests will find details like state-of-the-art beds fitted with imported luxury Anichini linens, marble finished bathrooms, and custom designed furniture. Doing away with the crowded, utilitarian feel of modern-day gyms, the fitness center features an indoor exercise space that connects to an outdoor terrace, where a picturesque urban backdrop sets the scene for meditation, cardio, and yoga alike. Furthermore, the hotel boasts swimming pool overlooking the city, and a fully landscaped roof garden, which is one of the few urban green spaces in Shanghai.
While the Shanghai EDITION holds many of the finest amenities any traveler could hope for, the most memorable element is EDITION’s signature characteristic—a home-away-from-home environment that provides its guests with undeniably refined ease and comfort.
“This is a new kind of hotel in China that the city of Shanghai didn’t know it needed,” said Schrager.