SHANGHAI: Shanghai’s already-hot hotel scene just keeps getting hotter.
The J Hotel Shanghai Tower, which opened on June 19, isn’t just another high-end property.
It claims to be the highest hotel in the world. The J Hotel occupies the top floors of the Shanghai Tower – which at 632 metres is the tallest building in all of China.
Aside from impressive bragging rights, what is the hotel actually like? The J has 165 rooms, of which 34 are suites. There’s 24/7 personal butler service, an indoor swimming pool, toiletries by Hermes and Diptyque, magnolia petal-shaped bathtubs, a luxe spa with a focus on Reiki treatments and full Chinese tea sets in every room.
The hotel has four suites, with the most expensive being the 380sqm Shanghai Suite. Besides the bedroom, this suite includes a parlour, study, kitchen, physiotherapy area and a room just for getting dressed.
The least expensive room goes for 3,601 RMB (about $557) per night, while the J Suite – one notch less posh han the Shanghai Suite – costs 67,628 RMB per night (about $10,467).