This past weekend was an important one for Shanghai. The Walt Disney Company opened their first Chinese resort and its sixth worldwide. Said to be Disney’s most ambitious yet, the park features the largest castle in the Disney empire, the first pirate-themed land and is the most technologically advanced to date.
Riding on the coattails of the momentous occasion, we’ve compiled a Shanghai city guide for where to eat, sleep and play for after the little ones have been tucked into bed.
Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet
No décor, no artefacts, no art, no views. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet is the first restaurant in the world to offer a multi sensorial high-end technology-led dining experience. Only ten patrons allowed at a time, guests’ meals are accompanied by lights, sounds, music and scents.
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong
The other Four Seasons location in Shanghai, the Four Seasons Pudong is definitely not secondary in luxury or comfort. Modernised for hip, 21st century tastes, this location offers an intimate spa with a city-view pool.
Chic and modern, the rooms at this property offer floor-to-ceiling windows, luxury bathrooms and art deco décor inspired by Coco Chanel.
Enjoy the discretion and elegance of Shang-Xi serving classic Shanghainese fare with Cantonese flair. Alternatively, Camelia offers laid-back and effortless Western-style ambience with continental classics to match.
The ultra-stylish FLARE spa caters to guests’ beauty inside and out. With two VIP suits featuring a whirlpool and rain shower for two, it is the perfect location for couple’s treatments. This property also offers a high-tech, 24-hour Fitness Centre.
Sir Elly’s Terrace and Rooftop Bar, The Peninsula Shanghai
Offering a 270-degree cocktail experience, Sir Elly’s at The Peninsula is designed in a U-shape to allow guests to gaze over the Huangpu River Suzhou Creek and the Garden Bridge.
As the name suggests, this British-inspired lounge allows guests to enjoy a true heritage tipple overlooking Shanghai’s iconic skyline.