The URBN Shanghai is China’s first carbon-neutral hotel, housed within an upcycled warehouse. It may have green leanings, but there’s been no compromise on design. The lobby cleverly references the recycling theme with walls of reused brick and reclaimed hardwood floors, plus there’s a panel behind reception made from recycled leather suitcases. Environmental consciousness even extends to offsetting emissions from the lighting and staff commutes.
Its 26 bedrooms were revamped in 2014 by New York designer Jay Godfrey, and are spacious and tranquil. Each has a sunken lounge, free-standing bathtub, private bamboo garden and a big platform bed with an eco-friendly mattress made from coconut fibre.
The location is also spot on, just off a bustling local street in the Jing’an business district, close to Jing'An Temple and two blocks from the nearest subway station. No wonder Fodor's suggests that "discerning urbanites … shouldn’t bother staying anywhere else".
For dining, Downstairs restaurant serves health-conscious international fare with a local slant. A rooftop cocktail lounge, requiring a special entry code, has an exclusive ambience. Guests have access to a nearby gym, and the hotel itself offers innovative in-house programmes, such as Chinese cookery, calligraphy and tai chi.
From the press:
"The hotel's Downstairs restaurant offers wonderful alfresco dining in the warm summer months" -- Frommer's
"Guilt-free glamour" -- The Daily Telegraph
"Superb design... a truly unique place to stay" -- Fodor's
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Public car park (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children under 3 in the Garden View Rooms and Penthouse. No extra beds available.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
A taxi from Pudong International Airport should cost around CNY160. Alternatively, take the Maglev train from the airport and alight at Longyang Station. From there, board a Line 2 train in the direction of Songhong Road and alight at Jing'An Temple Station. The hotel is a 5-minute walk along the Yuyuan Road. Shuttle bus No 2 from the airport also stops at Jing’An Temple Station.
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