Now open: the flagship JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong

The JW Marriott Marquis brand is reserved for the chain's best hotels, with Shanghai only the fourth city on its map.

By Brandon Loo, August 9 2019
Now open: the flagship JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong

China's biggest city is enjoying another dash of luxury with the opening of the JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong hotel, located in the dynamic Lujiazui Central business district, along the Huangpu River.

It's designed with business travellers in mind, offering easy access to many of the city's business centres and attractions, as well as the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre and the city's two airports – although the similarly named Shanghai Pudong Airport is actually further away from the hotel than Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

The hotel is comprised of 515 guestrooms across 39 floors: each equipped with the latest gadgets such as a 55" Samsung TV, surround sound speakers and a Nespresso coffee machine.

Rooms are accented with marble and wood against a backdrop of cream and white.

Deluxe Room River View, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong
Deluxe Room River View, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong

Suites start on the Executive level...

Executive Suite, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong
Executive Suite, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong

... culminating in the grand Presidential Suite.

Presidential Suite, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong
Presidential Suite, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong

A heated indoor infinity pool will undoubtedly be a popular place to relax, with the added bonus of views towards the river outside.

Indoor heated infinity pool, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong
Indoor heated infinity pool, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong

Those working on the go can enjoy breakfast and evening drinks in the Executive Lounge, but there are plenty of other dining spaces too.

Executive Lounge, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong
Executive Lounge, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong

These include casual eatery The Merchant Kitchen, upscale grill and bar Flint, and Chinese-French fusion restaurant Le Manoir Ling.

Flint Restaurant, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong
Flint Restaurant, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong

The Rooftop Garden has an open kitchen while the JW Garden promises an interactive dining experience with fresh ingredients.

JW Garden, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong
JW Garden, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong

Functions and meetings are accommodated in twelve venues with more than 3,200sqm of floor space, but the king of them all is the Grand Marquis Ballroom, a pillarless space that can take up to 1,800 people in a stand-up reception.

Grand Marquis Ballroom, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong
Grand Marquis Ballroom, JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong

The JW Marriott Marquis Shanghai Pudong is, of course, part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. Points can be earned and redeemed on all stays.

As a Category 6 hotel, you'd be looking at 50,000 Marriott points per night for a standard room, athough that will vary between 40,000 and 60,000 points when off-peak and peak rates are introduced.

Read: Your guide to Marriott's new Bonvoy loyalty program

Also read: JW Marriott Marquis Dubai hotel review – the world's tallest hotel

Brandon Loo

Based in Perth, Brandon enjoys tucking into local delicacies, discovering new cocktails, and making aeroplane food look good on camera.


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