- Melanie Beard
Shanghai from the Banyan Tree
The metropolis of Shanghai is one of the largest cities in the world, with a vibrant urban life, an impressive skyline, and a constantly changing lifestyle. From the Bund skyline, through the French Concession, to the old town of Nanshi, this is a city rich in culture and history.
Right in the middle of all this, on the banks of the Huangpu River, is Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, an urban refuge in the most picturesque location of the city.
Many decades ago, the Banyan tree provided shelter for weary travelers. Symbolizing the relief and comfort provided by nature, the name of this tree was adopted to this special group of hotels that has spread throughout the world and offer rest and relaxation to travelers. With an attentive and discreet service, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts offers naturally luxurious, ecological, and culturally sensitive experiences.
With them we rediscover the romanticism of travel while traveling to iconic cities or distant destinations where authentic and memorable experiences await us. Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has created a locally infused sanctuary that offers a place to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul in breathtaking locations around the world.
In large cities, Banyan Tree has developed villas and suites with tropical gardens that create an urban oasis. The Banyan Tree of Shanghai is a paradise of sophistication and subtle luxury, where every detail of architecture, design, service, and gastronomy achieve a perfect harmony.
A unique experience that we should live in Banyan Tree Shanghai is to visit their 'rooftop terrace' called TOPS. This rooftop terrace with the glamorous panorama of the Bund and the Huangpu River allows us to relax and feel on top of the world while admiring the stretch of Lujiazui. With delicious modern cocktails, selections of nouveau style tapas and comfortable music, TOPS is the ideal place to enjoy a beautiful night in Shanghai.
This chaotic and intriguing city is a unique space, where China's past and present coexist perfectly and where we find some of the most impressive jewels of the world of hospitality.