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The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan offers classic, sophisticated luxury in a brand new high rise tower.
The St. Regis is part of the Marriott Bonvoy reward program. Be sure to read – Everything You Wanted To Know About Marriott Bonvoy.
Just one metro stop or 3.3km from the hotel is Nanjing Rd, the popular shopping section of town. For intra-Asian flights, Honqiao International Airport is a short 20-minute ride away, long haul flights arrive into Pudong, approximately twice the distance. Whether you find yourself in Shanghai for business or pleasure, you’re in the heart of everything.
Address: 1008 Beijing W Rd, Jing’an District, China, 200041
Phone: +86 21 6257 9999
Elegance Begins in the Lobby
From the moment guests walk in the door, elegance, and opulence greet them. High ceilings, magnificent chandeliers and plenty of plush seating make the lobby an incredible place to be.
Reception is segregated into carrels with a desk and two chesterfield chairs for guests. Staff introduces the features of the hotel, the guest’s room or suite, and take payment. There is a sense of privacy in the design that makes guests feel as though they are the only ones in the room.
Those booking club rooms or Bonvoy elite members can secure club access on specified floors. There are two lounges that serve this purpose, a casual lounge in the atrium (pictured below) which resembles a distinguished office or private library. Drinks are offered there nightly. The executive lounge delivers a business center, more seating (though not in the atrium), morning breakfast and evening canapés in addition to cocktails. Soft drinks and light snacks are available throughout the day for guests to help themselves at their leisure.
Pools at Shanghai city hotels are hit or miss. However, at the St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, the property has placed a priority on not just the pool but the fitness center and spa. Off the main lobby and downstairs, the wellness complex offers a premium locker room, an extensive gym with all types of equipment, and a massive pool.
Due to the four-season climate of Shanghai, the pool is indoor but a glass ceiling lets in natural light and gives an outdoor feel. Lining the area is approximately 50 loungers though during my visit they were unoccupied.
Caroline Astor Suite
The Caroline Astor Suite is distinguished luxury at its finest. Upon entering, a closet awaits luggage for guests to the right. It’s large, refined, and allows a feeling of residence rather than just passing through. No detail is overlooked, down to a decorative vase behind glass doors.
Combining a unique blend of traditional western luxury design with Chinese characteristics, the living room allows guests to separate relaxation from their personal space. There’s sufficient seating and space for guests as well as a desk with plenty of room to spread out.
Guests can enter the bedroom through three different entrances, two of which are behind pocket doors off the living room. The third is through the bathroom which has a guest entrance and another ensuite. Floor to ceiling windows throughout the suite shed natural light during the day and stunning city views at night.
Like the rest of the Caroline Astor Suite, everything in the room is deliberately placed and provides a premium experience. From a coat stand in between the entrance to the bedroom and the master bathroom suite (perfect when returning from a meeting) to a lounge to remove your shoes after a long day. Details are what luxury is all about, and the suite has this in spades.
Master Bathroom Suite
More spa than restroom, the Master Bathroom suite is a feature unto itself. With access for guests and access from the bedroom both, privacy is available if so desired. For those soaking in the tub, a clear view out the windows can be seen as well. In addition to the tub, a separate shower, and dual vanities give guests anything they could want.
My favorite feature of the marble wrapped bathroom suite is the closed-door water closet. Why is the toilet my favorite feature of this elaborate bathroom? The deluxe Japanese toilet seat with bidet has so many features (like heated seats, temperature controls for the water, the direction of the stream, etc.) that it has a remote control.
With no hint of irony, I assure you this is the most impressive experience you’ll ever have on the toilet.
Marriott Bonvoy’s Service and Benefits
Titanium and Ambassador elite guests enjoy a number of benefits at the St. Regis to enhance a guest’s stay. One of those benefits is breakfast. During my stay, I was offered breakfast in the restaurant as some changes were being made to the lounge.
The breakfast buffet was extravagant featuring in-house made pastries, breads, and doughnuts. Cold-pressed juices, made-to-order omelets, western and eastern options satisfy every palette. The noodle station is a particular favorite for me.
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In addition to the Club floor, upgrade to the Caroline Astor Suite, breakfast and late checkout, I also found some welcome amenities including dessert and fresh fruit on the living room table upon my arrival. The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan appreciates its elite guests and delivers exceptional added value.
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The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan is an exceptional value for money. The location is excellent, the treatment of elites is phenomenal, and the service and room appointments are superb. Cash rates range from $185-250/nt for a standard room. For guests from Western countries, the cost is so low and the quality so high that there’s no question the St. Regis Jingan should be your home while in Shanghai, China.
For Marriott Bonvoy members, prices start at 80,000/nt for a standard room. This provides a value of 0.2¢ to 0.3¢/point, under or at Suite and Lobbies valuation of 0.45¢/point. Given that 80,000 points are worth up to $360, Suites & Lobbies recommended Bonvoy members to pay cash for stays as it is an exceptional value.
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What do you think? Have you stayed at the St. Regis Shanghai Jingan? How was your experience?