The first thing you'll notice is the location, this Westin is right in the heart of Puxi and just a short walk from the Bund, home to a number of great restaurants, bars and general hotspots. The facility itself is beautiful and very well kept with comfortable rooms, sprawling common areas dotted with comfortable seating and an attentive, well trained staff. We were only able to stay for a night but I have been to this Westin on a number of other occasions strictly for the brunch. If you have the time, by all means make the effort to attend the Sunday Champagne Brunch. It is a little on the pricey side but is by all means worth it, with a selection of seafood, American and Chinese delicacies paired with a constant flow of Veuve Clicquot champagne ending with an enormous selection of chocolates and desserts.
We missed the Sunday brunch, unfortunately, and had the more simple fare of the morning brunch on Monday, it was still delicious with plenty to offer. The workout facilities have equipment that is a little dated but they are well maintained and there are enough of them that we didn't have to wait for a machine. The room itself was well stocked and comfortable and ours featured a view of the city, the Bund and the river. We had received some vouchers for breakfast and for refreshments but didn't have enough time to sample everything. The staff was helpful and responsive, bringing ice to our room when we decided on a private nightcap within minutes of calling and allowing us a late check-out to coincide with our departure flights. All of this coupled with free WiFi and I can't wait to go back, next time staying over for the Sunday morning brunch...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shanghai is a city with a colorful past, a fast-paced present and a promising future. It is a fascinating city for every visitor. The Bund is a collection of relics of the past that imbues Shanghai with its vigorous energy today. In the middle of this all is our hotel, The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai.On level one, we have our lobby lounge, Heavenlies, serving fresh coffee and beverages all day, and The Stage offering an all international buffet. Also located on level one is our fresh deli shop, Treats, which features delicious sandwiches and take-away beverages. On level two, we have our sleek bar, Niche, open in evenings, and our Italian restaurant, Prego, open for lunch and dinner. Finally, we have our specialty restaurant, Crystal Garden, on level five serving Chinese, Japanese and Thai specialties. Our Spa & Fitness facilities are spread out over level three and five, combined by a beautiful spiral staircase. For secretarial services, you can visit our business center on level three. We provide guests with complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Bund Center Shanghai Hotel Shanghai
- Westin Hotel Shanghai
- Westin Shanghai
- Westin Hotel Bund Center
- Shanghai Westin