The Waterhouse at South Bund

The Waterhouse at South Bund | Shanghai

Located on the south part of The Bund, The Waterhouse is a cutting edge boutique design hotel set in a 1930s warehouse in Shanghai’s old docklands. It is a 2-minute stroll from the Old Wharf or the Artificial Beach. Singaporean lawyer-turned-hotelier Loh Lik Peng embarked on a total renovation, stocking the interiors with his trademark designer furniture (Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, Antonio Citterio et al), which gives the property added polish.

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Individually designed, each of the 19 rooms offers a coffee machine, a minibar, a refrigerator, a seating area with a sofa, an in-room safe, a flat-screen cable TV, an iPod docking station and ironing facilities. The en-suite bathroom has a tub or rain shower. Free local calls are available in the rooms. Large windows illuminate the sleek interiors, and many bedrooms have a terrace or a balcony

For dining, several options provide a variety of international flavours. Table N°1 by Jason Atherton serves modern European cuisine set, while The Roof, boasting stunning views of The Bund, offers various snacks and refreshing beverages. A la carte menu dishes can be enjoyed at the hotel’s Courtyard Terrace. The lobby lounge’s fireplace and library both deserve plaudits, as does the gym.

✅ free Wi-Fi • 19 rooms • hotel opened: 2010 • architecture & interior design: Neri & Hu • public parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • member Design Hotels™

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