The Waldorf Astoria on the Bund in Shanghai is the first hotel in Asia under Hilton Worldwide’s luxury hotel label, modeled after the legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The four storey neo-classical edifice houses 20 suites, which are decorated in classic European style. There are two restaurants, a lounge, and – you guessed it! – a very long bar. It might not be the original, but it has been re-built to the same specifications as the original.
A new tower with 252 rooms is nearing completion on nearby Sichuan Road. It will be connected to the Waldorf-Astoria Club by way of a landscaped courtyard with fountains. It will have two more restaurants, an heated indoor swimming pool, a health club, a spa, and a library.
Copyright: Michael Taylor Pictured: exterior of the Waldorf-Astoria Club (top) Photo Credit: Derryck Menere Photo Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts