The Grand Hyatt Shanghai is an iconic property on the Pudong side of Shanghai. Built in 1999, the 548-room hotel occupies the 53rd to 87th floors of the 88-story Jin Mao Tower. This gives the property great views of the ever changing Shanghai skyline.
The Jin Mao Tower which means “Golden Prosperity Building” is 420.5 metres (1,380 feet) tall. It was the tallest building in China until 2007 when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center which is also home to the Park Hyatt Shanghai. The Shanghai Tower, a 121-story building located next to these two buildings, surpassed the height of both in 2015, creating the world’s first trio of adjacent supertall skyscrapers. It’s an impressive part of an impressive city.
The Presidential Suite
On this trip being a World of Hyatt Globalist really paid off with an upgrade to a Presidential Suite. This is a large, luxurious suite with a grand piano, two bathrooms, dining room, kitchen, sauna, bedroom and a lovely living room perfect for entertaining.
The room itself was quite comfortable. The bedroom and ensuite featured a sauna, large walk-in closest, his and her sinks, a sunken tub with a nice view of the Bund in the distance and a rain shower.
But the real benefit of the lounge was the large living areas. The dining room was functional and great for meetings, the kitchen made staging drinks and hors d’oeuvres easy and sitting area was spacious and very comfortable.
The suite comes with access to their fairly recently renovated Grand Club Lounge which offers breakfast, snack and drinks throughout the day and a decent selection of warm and cold hors d’oeuvres in the evening. Their food selection has recently been limited a bit, but all in all it’s a comfortable place to work and socialize.
The Grand Hyatt Shanghai of course has all of the bar, dining, fitness and spa options which you’d expect and more. In a city with many five star options the Grand Hyatt Shanghai still stands up and when you’re upgraded to the Presidential Suite, it makes a stay that much nicer.