The Shanghai Editions's 145 rooms, designed by Neri & Hu and occupying a pair of adjacent buildings that once housed electric companies, invite a new era of laid-back, modern luxury with exceptional details and iconic Shanghai city and Bund views
Following the global success of Edition Hotel’s European and American flagships in London, New York and Miami, this hotel marks the well-reputed brand’s entry into Shanghai, with plans to grow exponentially in the next few years. Collaborating as a team with the Ian Schrager Company, Neri&Hu is responsible for the design of all the interior spaces, furniture and lighting for both public areas and guestrooms. Located in hustle and bustle of Shanghai’s Nanjing East Road area, overlooking the historic Bund, the Edition Hotel encapsulates the far-eastern dichotomy: firmly grounded in its cultural heritage, while fully engaging with its contemporary context.
The hotel entry is formed by a new podium connecting two existing adjacent buildings of distinct architectural styles, the challenge was to bridge between the vibrancy of the art deco block building and the brutalism of the post-modern tower above. Neri&Hu’s design answers the challenge by offering guests a journey through Shanghai’s history, each space within embodying elements of the city’s past, present, and future. The podium stages a large floating walnut structure hovering above the main lobby to provide a sense of intimate grandeur at the bar and lounge areas.
Beyond the bar, a breath-taking 26-meter high atrium space features natural light to highlight the historic façade, as well as a fireplace, hanging plants, and full-height mirrors that reflect and bring in the active streetscape. Within the old art deco building, guests journey through 6 floors of public areas including: All Day Dining, a Chinese Restaurant, Spa, Meeting Rooms, Member’s Clubhouse, and the Nightclub.
Hotel guests, upon checking in in the main hall, gain access to the Fitness Center and Pool on the 2nd floor, and to the guestrooms via the tower lift. All guestrooms, clad in natural light oak in the living areas and white marble in the bathrooms, provide a warm understated sense of luxury. At the top of the tower on the 27th floor, a Japanese Specialty Restaurant operated by acclaimed chef Jason Atherton features an aged bronze spiral staircase leading to the exclusive Punch Room Bar, before granting access to the stunning 29th floor rooftop terrace. Here, a truly unique experience in Shanghai, is one of the rare 360-degree panoramic viewing points in the city that allows one to look upon both the city’s historic Bund and visionary Pudong skyline simultaneously, creating one of the most desirable rooftop views in the world.
Photo: The Shanghai Edition
Roof top bar
Canton Disco restaurant
Electric Circus disco club
Penthouse suite bedroom
The bathroom of the Bund View Suite