Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® will enter Shanghai – China’s economic powerhouse and 'Paris of the East' – with the opening of Rosewood Shanghai in 2024.
This latest international jewel in the collection’s crown will signify a key milestone for the group: the opening firmly solidifies Rosewood’s foothold and trademark ultra-luxury hospitality in China, joining Rosewood Beijing, the recently opened Rosewood Sanya, Rosewood Hong Kong opening in Winter this year, and Rosewood Chengdu which will open in 2023.
Owned by Hopson Commercial Property Management Company, Rosewood Shanghai will feature dramatic views from the top floors of a new skyscraper in the centrally located Suhe Creek area. In one of the most exciting and dynamic neighborhoods of Shanghai, the hotel’s central location will provide stunning views of Shanghai’s Huangpu River and iconic skyline, and easy access to the famous Bund promenade, Nanjing Road commercial area, People’s Square, Jing’an Temple and the Shanghai Exhibition Center.
Rosewood Shanghai will play a key role in the revitalization of an area that is home to beautifully preserved and restored historic buildings dating from the city’s Art Deco design period combined with strikingly contemporary architecture – mirroring the evolution of Shanghai itself, a blend of exotic history and cutting-edge modernity. Home to the city’s dynamic local art scene with galleries and studios, the area has also witnessed the arrival of exciting new retail and dining concepts. The hotel will be a centerpiece of the Hopson One Suhewan development that will include grade-A offices, residences, upscale shopping center, educational institutions and galleries, located in the Jing’an commercial, retail and entertainment district.
Kohn Pedersen Fox architects have been appointed designers of the 220-room hotel which will also include 83 luxury Rosewood Residences; all accommodations will showcase spectacular views of Shanghai’s skyline. The Manor Club, Rosewood’s hallmark luxury executive lounge, will be featured at Rosewood Shanghai, offering a wide range of exclusive privileges to guests.
In keeping with Rosewood’s reputation for forward-thinking culinary creativity, the property will be positioned as a dining and entertainment magnet with four innovative, standalone venues including a café, a bistro, a Chinese restaurant, and a rooftop restaurant and bar destined to become a glittering gathering place for sophisticated Shanghainese and international guests.
The hotel will also be home to Asaya, Rosewood’s pioneering, holistic wellness concept, following its first urban debut at Rosewood Hong Kong, and the original Asaya at Rosewood Phuket. The openings of Asaya in gateway cities, in addition to resorts, responds to the rapidly accelerating demand for a personalized and holistic approach to wellness, going beyond beauty and body treatments to encompass an entire lifestyle -- a growing global trend which is burgeoning within China as well. Rosewood Shanghai’s Asaya will be supported by extensive facilities, including a well-equipped fitness center, indoor swimming pool and more. Family travelers will also be able to take advantage of the innovative Rosewood Explorers program for younger guests.
Rosewood Shanghai will offer a spacious and varied total of 1,390 square meters of function and meeting space to include the 450-square-meter Pavilion, the brand’s signature, residentially styled meeting and event space; a 600-square-meter ballroom; meeting rooms; event studios and a bridal suite.
“Shanghai has long been a top priority to plant the Rosewood flag -– Rosewood Shanghai represents a critical milestone in our strategy to establish the brand across China’s major urban gateways and resort destinations,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “Shanghai’s unique history, culture and energy provide a rich source of inspiration for us to translate our A Sense of Place guiding philosophy in this location. We are grateful for Hopson’s faith in us -– together, we will create a unique hotel and destination for the Shanghainese and visitors from around China and the world.”
“We are delighted to be bringing the iconic Rosewood brand to Shanghai,” said Kevin Zhang, a spokesperson for Hopson Commercial Property Management Company. “We have a vision to create a destination within Shanghai that is designed to provide a true Sense of Place for sophisticated travelers and locals alike, and Rosewood’s sensibility is a perfect fit with our vision. We believe this hotel will become an icon in Shanghai”