Kempinski Shanghai

REVIEW: Grand Kempinski Hotel, Shanghai, China


The Kempinski’s location is one of its strongest assets. It is based in a thriving and exciting part of town – the heart of Shanghai’s financial district, Lujiazui – with great dining and shopping within a few minutes’ reach and a glistening city rising up around it. The Lujiazui subway station is just steps away to quickly take you anywhere you need to go.

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It’s only one stop to East Nanjing Road and two to People’s Square via Line 2 (the Green Line), making it perfect for both business and leisure. Perhaps equally importantly, once you lay eyes on the view of the Bund, you’ll be happy you chose to stay on this side of the river.

Services and Facilities

The Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai offers a wide array of state-of-the-art facilities and amenities. There is an onsite health club which includes a spa, swimming pool and a 24-hour gym – all located on the 30th floor and boasting breathtaking views – as well as a business center and executive lounge.

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The spa features a hydro-pool, steam room and sauna, and offers a great selection of treatments, including facials, massages and oil and relaxation treatments.

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No expense has been spared when it comes to the design and comfort of the rooms. They come in a variety of options, but they are all modern, elegant and welcoming, and include everything the contemporary traveller has come to need and expect.

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Diplomatic Suite

Most rooms come with a choice of either city view or Bund view (the latter are highly recommended). The suites are quite spectacular – many offering 180 degree views of the Huangpu River and the Bund – and afford a number of luxury amenities, including access to the Executive Lounge.

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Executive Lounge


The talented team of experienced chefs at Kempinski Shanghai hail from all over the world, each bringing their expertise and passion to the food at the hotel. There are four gourmet restaurants (ranging from Chinese to Mediterranean and contemporary international cuisine), with Asian, Western and fusion options in both à la carte and buffet formats.

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Breakfast buffet

Guests can choose from relaxed lounges and fine dining to pastry shop treats and breezy al fresco dining. Additionally, the hotel boasts three bars, perhaps the most impressive of which is located on the 30th floor, showcasing sweeping views of both sides of the river, with the Bund and the Oriental Pearl Tower as the highlights.

Why we love it:

Though a particular highlight of the hotel is the fantastic breakfast buffet – which features numerous live stations where chefs are hard at work preparing fresh dishes right in front of your eyes – the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai really has it all: state-of-the-art facilities, infinitely elegant and comfortable rooms, varied dining options, first-class service and one of the finest locations in the city. One could easily spend an entire vacation enjoying everything the hotel has to offer, without ever really having to venture outside, but when deciding to explore further, everything is right at your doorstep.