Grandly marking the southern end of the Bund is the former Shànghǎi Club (1910), once the Bund’s most exclusive gentlemen’s hang-out. The 20 original rooms have been converted to house the Waldorf Astoria’s premium suites, six of which look out onto the Huángpǔ River. Behind this heritage building is a new hotel tower, with 252 state-of-the-art rooms.
Each room features touch digital controls, espresso machine, walk-in closet and a TV in the mirror.
There’s a pronounced New York–meets-Shànghǎi theme here, from the Peacock Lounge to the cocktail list at the Long Bar.